Feathercoin daemon and wallet production version 0.17.0.2

Want to Set Up a Feathercoin Pool - Please assist?


  • | Tip xwebnetwork

    So, I’d like to set up an FTC pool because I have a few servers lying around that I can set up as a cluster with redundant ISPs, however, I am not entirely sure how to go about it. For starters, I do like the look of the PPLNS pools that have become very popular; well, that script in particular (mmcFE: https://github.com/chargr/mmcFE-litecoin).

    Anyways, lets say for all intensive purposes I was only going to set this up on one server. What OS should I use? Ubuntu Server? Windows Server? (I do like WS) And then what would be the general steps to take after that? I haven’t been able to find a nicely outlined tutorial and for the sake of saving time, I figured I’d ask quick while I do some research on my own. What modifications need to be made to support FTC (or any other scrypt coin, ie, CNC)?

    Essentially, I am looking for somebody to kind of walk me through the general process. I hate to resort to this, but I had attempted to install a pool on one of my CentOS boxes with cPanel but I ran into several issues with the SQL import and syntax errors. The SQL looked fine and even after trying to manually reconstruct the tables, I could not get it to function properly.

    Anyways, thank you in advance!

    John


  • Regular Member | Tip d2

    Why not just join an existing pool that has no fee? There are already quite a few of them posted here. I do understand the want to do it yourself, but unless you can get others on it or have a lot of equipment of your own, your blocks found would be extremely low if any meaning 0 feathercoins for your time spent.

    Currently, I’m unaware of any existing guides for this setup, but there are a few guides out there for setting up a litecoin pool that you could follow and adjust as you go. I always say Windows would be a terrible idea to use for anything other than workstations in an office, but this reply isn’t about windows.

    As far as pool software, mmcFE is a decent front end. It’s actually what I am using now. The code could use a lot of cleanup as far as markup and an excessive use of SQL queries, but it’s a usable start if you can fix a couple php errors you will probably encounter. Keep in mind though, this is only a front end to control accounting, payout address etc.

    You will still need a backend. Pushpool is pretty stable from what I have seen thus far. You do have to make sure you get one of the versions that supports scrypt though.

    Configuration of everything is pretty straight forward and a quick search will reveal quite a few guides.


  • | Tip MrSheep

    Greetings,

    i have also set up a mining pool - but more from a “support the community” perspective and not from a perspective to set it up to mine there myself. As d2 pointed out, you basically mine for yourself unless you find more people to mine together with you. I have set up a p2pool as i think that is a great concept of a pool which is also distributed.

    Most of the pool server software is intended to run on unix based operating systems (Linux, etc). p2pool also runs on Windows (at least i have seen references to Windows in the source code) so that might be possible. From my point of view, choose the operating system that you are (most) experienced with, as you will surely need to deal with some issues that come up…


  • | Tip xwebnetwork

    That was my main goal, to support the community. I have no overhead costs, so there would be no fees. The server are integrated into the network with fiber lines in a pristine data center environment set to a cool 60F. And like I said, I have several servers to I could create various pools. Perhaps a P2Pool would have to suffice, they are easier to set up after all, though I really do like the look of the frontend from that script. 😛


  • | Tip MrSheep

    I also had a look at the mmCFE frontend but it looked like it requires some tweaking to adopt it properly. From my gut feeling, you read about payout issues rather often in the forums. That may be a feeling from myself only, though. p2pool is rather easy to set up and works more or less out of the box… And you don’t need a frontend for payouts, etc. You may need to invest time if you want some fancy statistics or top-miner lists or something like that…


  • Regular Member | Tip d2

    If your main goal with setting up a server is to contribute to the community p2pool is probably your best choice as it functions more like a node of one massive pool rather than an individual pool. Also, as you previously mentioned, p2pool is generally far easier to set up.


  • | Tip microxp

    [quote name=“d2” post=“476” timestamp=“1367523671”]
    If your main goal with setting up a server is to contribute to the community p2pool is probably your best choice as it functions more like a node of one massive pool rather than an individual pool. Also, as you previously mentioned, p2pool is generally far easier to set up.
    [/quote]
    But the forrestv’s p2pool doesn’t support the FeatherCoin!any other solutions?


  • | Tip MrSheep

    [quote name=“microxp” post=“547” timestamp=“1367560334”]
    [quote author=d2 link=topic=117.msg476#msg476 date=1367523671]
    If your main goal with setting up a server is to contribute to the community p2pool is probably your best choice as it functions more like a node of one massive pool rather than an individual pool. Also, as you previously mentioned, p2pool is generally far easier to set up.
    [/quote]
    But the forrestv’s p2pool doesn’t support the FeatherCoin!any other solutions?
    [/quote]

    I did use https://github.com/chrda/p2pool-fc.git bit that seems to be no longer available. Not sure why that is the case. If you PM / email me, i might send it to you by email, if you like…