P2Pool v3 released - Hardfork March 18th

P2Pool v3 released - Hardfork March 18th

P2Pool (not Monero!) will hardfork to new consensus rules on March 18th, 2023 at 21:00 UTC. You must update to P2Pool v3.0 or newer before this date.


March 18th hardfork Dynamic PPLNS window targeted to 2 Monero blocks (2 payouts) per share on average: #221 March 18th hardfork Fix for duplicate shares which are sometimes found and can't be added to p2pool: #222 March 18th hardfork Improved coinbase transaction generation (better efficiency and privacy): #223, #225 Much faster miner jobs generation: down from 0.75 seconds to 0.04 seconds for 10,000 connected workers Display Monero node's IP:port being used in status command Display number of failed shares (found but failed to be added to p2pool for various reasons) in status command Display PPLNS window duration (hours and minutes) in status command Reduced the delay to include new transactions in the block template being mined Fixed DNS resolving failing sometimes: #229 Many other small bug fixes and optimizations

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:// --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:// --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 --wallet YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS Start mining to port 3333 on your machine: ./xmrig -o You can set custom difficulty for your miner to get more accurate stats on P2Pool side: ./xmrig -o -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