P2Pool v2.6 is out NOW with important enhancements that affect XMR rewards, upgrade ASAP!
New compact share broadcast format: 4x reduction in broadcast size to increase broadcast efficiency and reduce uncle block percentage Stricter checking of sidechain shares: invalid timestamps or shares mined on top of outdated Monero blocks will be ignored Ignore shares from peers who have lagging monerod Show wallet address in error messages and status Block template is now updated automatically if there were no shares in the last 30 seconds, to keep Stratum connections alive and get new transactions in the template Fixed mouse wheel scrolling on Windows Console commands: check for arguments when required and display help if a command is used incorrectly
Before you start mining, create a new wallet and don't use it for anything else but mining for privacy reasons - all wallet addresses are public on P2Pool! Only primary wallet address is supported - no subaddresses or integrated addresses.
It is strongly recommended to synchronize your system clock before you start mining!
Recommended monerod command line parameters: ./monerod --zmq-pub tcp://127.0.0.1:18083 --out-peers 64 --in-peers 32 --add-priority-node=node.supportxmr.com:18080 --add-priority-node=nodes.hashvault.pro:18080 --disable-dns-checkpoints --enable-dns-blocklist
--out-peers 64 --in-peers 32 is needed to (1) have many connections to other nodes and (2) limit incoming connection count because it can grow uncontrollably and cause problems when it goes above 1000 (open files limit in Linux). If your network connection's upload bandwidth is less than 10 Mbit, use --out-peers 16 --in-peers 8 instead.
--add-priority-node=node.supportxmr.com:18080 --add-priority-node=nodes.hashvault.pro:18080 is needed to have guaranteed good working nodes in your connected peers.
--disable-dns-checkpoints is needed to avoid periodical lags when DNS is updated (it's not needed when mining) --enable-dns-blocklist is needed to ban known bad nodes
Run Monero daemon v0.18.1.2 or newer: ./monerod --zmq-pub tcp://127.0.0.1:18083 --out-peers 64 --in-peers 32 --add-priority-node=node.supportxmr.com:18080 --add-priority-node=nodes.hashvault.pro:18080 --disable-dns-checkpoints --enable-dns-blocklist Run p2pool: ./p2pool --host 127.0.0.1 --wallet YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS Start mining to port 3333 on your machine: ./xmrig -o 127.0.0.1:3333 You can set custom difficulty for your miner to get more accurate stats on P2Pool side: ./xmrig -o 127.0.0.1:3333 -u x+50000 (it doesn't affect mining rewards in any way)
GPG key to verify SHA256 sums can be downloaded from github or p2pool.io