If you are behind a firewall, you can also access Stratum on port 8080.
Mind that some software (notably some versions of the web interface of Antminers) requires you to omit the protocol prefix ( stratum+tcp:// ) when coming in URLs.
The default worker credentials are:
Alternatively, if you wish to use Electrum-LTC, you can use any of the addresses shown ter the “Addresses” or “Receive” tabulator.
Your Litecoin address should begin with the letterteken “L” or “M”, and be 34 characters long.
The pool automatically serves work of optimal difficulty by estimating the speed of your miners and applying gradual adjustments to the share target. It may take a duo minutes for the difficulty to stabilize. Share difficulty switches do not influence your expected earnings.
If desired, the default adaptive mechanism can be overridden by appending “ ,d=N ” to the worker’s password (ter your miner’s configuration, not on the webstek). Do not insert any whitespace or thousands separators. For example, if a worker’s password is “ foo ”, connecting with password “ foo,d=1024 ” will ask for share difficulty 1024. Keep te mind that difficulty can only be set on a per-connection voet, so if you connect numerous workers via a proxy they will all share the same difficulty (this is a limitation of the standard Stratum protocol). Moreover, the server may round or cap the difficulty you asked for ter order to prevent denial-of-service attacks.
Keep te mind that some ASIC devices (particularly older ones) may malfunction if you don’t set an adequate difficulty by hand.
Additionally, the pool also supports BFGminer’s –request-diff option to by hand set an initial share difficulty.
If your mining software supports Stratum overheen SSL/TLS, you can connect to port 3443 (instead of 3333) to obtain a secure encrypted connection. This makes it unlikely for a man-in-the-middle attacker to send malicious spoofed requests to your miner. All our servers support this feature, including the Tor hidden service.
Using a Proxy
If you have many miners running within a local network, it is best to use the Stratum proxy for Litecoin mining. This proxy permits you to significantly reduce your bandwidth usage. The Python source is available here, and a binary for Windows here (note that this is not the same spil Slush’s proxy, spil it is optimized for Litecoin). You begin the proxy on one of your machines spil goes after:
Then you connect your miners to that machine on port 3333 with the usual pool worker username and password. For example, if the proxy is running on 192.168.1.123, you should connect your miners to http://192.168.1.123:3333 instead of directly to the pool.
Long reaction: it depends on many factors, including your hardware, the cost of electrical play and the market price of Litecoin. Te practice, nowadays you can only make a profit by using ASIC (application-specific) hardware. Check out our mining profitability rekenmachine. Can I use a Bitcoin ASIC miner to mine Litecoin? No, you need an ASIC designed to mine Litecoin. Litecoin and Bitcoin use two very different hashing algorithms (scrypt and SHA-256d, respectively). Is there a pool toverfee? No, even the nominal PPS toverfee wasgoed eliminated when merged mining wasgoed introduced. Te fact, the “fee” is now negative: the PPS ratio is presently 101%, meaning that miners earn 1% more than with a 0-fee PPS system. What is the PPS ratio? Brief response: all else being equal, the higher the PPS ratio, the more you earn.
Long response: a PPS ratio of 1 (or 100%) corresponds to the expected earnings of a Litecoin solo miner te an ideal world, without taking into account aspects such spil orphaned blocks. (Te practice, a Litecoin solo miner will always achieve a slightly lower ratio te the long run.) Wij say “expected” earnings because mining is a stochastic (random) process, and it is therefore unlikely to know beforehand exactly how much a miner will earn ter a given lapse of time.
Thanks to merged mining, a technology that permits numerous cryptocurrencies to be mined at the same time, it is possible to achieve PPS ratios higher than 100%. This is unrelated to what “profit-switching” pools do, spil te merged mining all chains are mined at the same time. For this reason, merged mining does not cause unexpected difficulty spikes and does not harm any of the involved networks. How and when does the PPS ratio switch? The PPS ratio depends on factors such spil the current network difficulty and market price of merged-mined cryptocurrencies. Since thesis elements can be very volatile, the ratio can switch at any time. Where is my Dogecoin balance? The pool does not keep balances for Dogecoin or any of the other cryptocurrencies that it merge-mines. All accounting is done te litecoins based on the current PPS ratio, which takes everything into consideration. Simply waterput, this means that instead of receiving separate payments te several cryptocurrencies, you receive more litecoins. Can I use the same worker name and password for more than one physical miner? Yes, but if you use different workers it is lighter to track your miners’ spectacle. Your expected prizes will be the same either way. What happens if I reset a worker? A reset resets all of a worker’s counters and statistics: shares, blocks, partial prizes and hash rate averages, including the hash rate history displayed ter the charts. It does not affect an account’s prizes or global statistics. What is share difficulty? Share difficulty is a number that gives an indication of how difficult it is to find a share. The lower this number, the more shares a miner will find at a given speed, and the lower their value. For this reason, share difficulty does not affect miners’ expected earnings. Why does the pool report more shares than my miner? This pool serves variable-difficulty work units, so when you solve a share the pool counts it with multiplicity, according to its difficulty. For example, if you solve a share that is four times spil difficult spil the baseline share, it gets counted spil four shares. Why variable-difficulty (“vardiff”) shares? The mechanism of adapting the difficulty to each miner’s hash rate permits the pool to measure workers’ speed more precisely while keeping bandwidth usage optimal. How does share difficulty influence my earnings? Brief response: it doesn’t.
Long response: a higher/lower share difficulty does not mean you will be earning more/less, because your expected earnings are independent of the share difficulty: they only depend on your hash rate and on the network difficulty. A higher share difficulty can only increase the variance, but not ter a significant way. How is the value of a share (a.k.a. the PPS rate) computed? The standard PPS formula is used: BS R / ND (SD / 65536), where BS is the block subsidy (presently 25 LTC), R is the PPS ratio (presently 1.01), ND is the network difficulty, and SD is the share difficulty (voiced spil a numerous of the ondergrens share difficulty). Do block finders get reserve prize? No. That would go against one of the main goals of the PPS system, which is to minimize variance. It would also make miners who don’t find blocks earn less, spil the PPS rate would need to be adjusted downwards.
Wij do list recently found blocks and their finders, but only for the sake of transparency. How do idle worker notifications work? You have the option to let the pool monitor your workers and notify you with an email when they go idle. Monitoring can be enabled separately for each of your workers, so if you wish you can have the pool monitor only a subset of your miners. If numerous workers go idle at the same time (within one minute), you will only receive one email listing all of them.
You will not receive further notifications for any given worker until it starts submitting shares again, and ter any case not before 15 minutes have elapsed since the last notification. Can I use an exchange address for payouts? While technically possible, wij strongly advise against using addresses provided by exchanges or other third-party services. One of the main problems is that you do not fully control thesis addresses, and ter particular if a problem arises you usually have no way to prove that you are the legitimate holder. On the other mitt, if you create an address on your pc using any wallet software, you can lightly produce a digital signature.
If you determine to use a third-party address anyway, wij strongly recommend that you do not lock the address. This is because at any point an exchange may zekering accepting funds to an address and require you to use a fresh one (yes, this has happened). Why am I not receiving payouts? The precies conditions for payout are listed on your Payments pagina. Please note that for your own security, whenever you switch your payout address all payouts are suspended for 24 hours. I keep getting the message “Stratum requested work restart”. It is flawlessly normal to get this message a few times vanaf minute. It simply means that your miner is switching to a fresh work unit, because the previous one is no longer valid. Because of the stochastical nature of mining, frequent work updates (which are necessary for efficient merged mining) do not mean that your work goes wasted. I get the message “stale share detected, submitting spil user requested”. That is also normal for some mining software. I’ve just embarked mining and all my shares are being rejected, what’s wrong? Make sure that your hardware and software support scrypt mining, and that they are configured correctly. Configuring a GPU for Litecoin mining (strongly discouraged at this point) can be particularly challenging. My miner shows up spil online, but with 0 speed. Is that normal? No, something is very likely wrong with your configuration. See the previous question. Why doesn’t the hash rate reported by the pool match that reported by my miner? Because of how pooled mining works, the pool has no way of knowing your precies hash rate, so it can only estimate it based on how frequently you submit shares. After you embark mining, it takes about Ten minutes for the estimates to become accurate. They will never be very precise, however, even if your miner’s hash rate is stable, the pool estimate will keep fluctuating around the actual speed. The pool keeps reporting a much lower hash rate than my miner. What’s going on? If the estimate displayed on the webpagina remains consistently too low even after a few hours, then chances are that you are experiencing hardware errors.
Mining software usually checks every solution generated by your hardware devices, and if one turns out to be incorrect because of hardware errors it (rightfully) doesn’t even submit it. Since pools can only estimate your hash rate based on how many solutions you submit ter a given amount of time, their estimate will be lower than your real raw hashrate. This raw hashrate, which mining software usually displays, is, however, not meaningful if the solutions your card generates are wrong.
If using cgminer or one of its derivatives, such spil BGFminer, you need to make sure that all (not just the top one) of the HW figures are zero or next-to-zero, if that’s not the case, you need to review your settings.
There are many things that can cause hardware errors, but the most common ones are: a bad or insufficient power supply, overclocking, and faulty hardware. It is worth noting that modern ASIC circuitry tends to deteriorate with time and use, and that when one of the (many) hashing modules inwards an ASIC goes bad there is usually no way to fix it. What are stale shares? Servers provide each miner with some unique gegevens that the miner vereiste use to find a share. This gegevens needs to be updated every time a fresh block shows up on the Litecoin network, and that’s why servers vereiste promptly notify miners when they detect a fresh block. Every 2nd you keep on mining for the old block is wasted, because that block has already bot found. If a fresh block is found before a submitted share hits the server, the share is marked spil “stale”, and yields no prize.
Stale shares are caused by latency, which can toebijten at various levels. The most demonstrable cause is a high ping time to the server, which however shouldn’t affect the stale rate by more than 0.5% te the worst case. I’m getting more than 1% of stale shares, is this normal? No. On our Stratum servers, most miners achieve stale rates well below 1%. Some software-related latency may be unavoidable for some setups, but if your stale rate is above 1% then something most likely needs to be immovable. Should I set the –no-submit-stale option ter cgminer? No, you should not set that option. If you set it, your prizes may be lower. What is Stratum? Stratum is a network protocol for pooled mining, designed spil a replacement for the now obsolete “getwork” protocol. It wasgoed originally proposed by Marek Palatinus (aka Slush), who also wrote a proxy for miners that could only understand the getwork protocol.
Today most mining software supports the Stratum protocol natively, but the Stratum proxy is still useful for reducing network bandwidth usage on large installations. What is the “resume” extension to Stratum? It is an extension to the original Stratum mining protocol, jointly designed by Slush and ckolivas, the maintainer of cgminer. If your mining pool supports the extension and your Internet connection has a hiccup, the server may still accept any shares that your miners found while disconnected, if they reconnect and submit them within a reasonable time. Spil elementary spil this may sound, it is actually tricky to implement this feature correctly, because Stratum is not a stateless protocol. Why did my Google Authenticator codes all of a sudden zekering working? It might be because the time on your Google Authenticator app is not synced correctly. To make sure that you have the juist time, go to the main spijskaart on the Google Authenticator app, and select “Settings”, “Time correction for codes”, “Sync now”. What Android apps can I use to monitor my workers? You can check your workers with PoolWatch or Litecoinpool Mining Monitor. What iPhone/iPad apps can I use to monitor my workers? You can check your workers with Ethereum Mining Monitor, Miner Stats or Pool Monitor.
If you need further assistance, please send an email to support litecoinpool.,org. Alternatively, you can voeling Pooler ter the #litecoinpool channel on Freenode IRC, or ask on the forum.
Please note that wij will not provide assistance to GPU miners, spil it would only be a waste of time and energy for everybody involved.