Doge miners beware of your hashpower being redirected/hijacked, ongoing attack.
I was mining Doge on multipool.us today and noticed one of my miners not reporting any hashrate on the pool's site. Looking at CGminer I noticed the stratum address changed from multipools to an IP, 188.8.131.52 and network difficulty switched to 1024. Restarting the miner made it connect normally again. Long story short; searching around on bitcoin talk I found a thread with many others mining other pools and wafflepool complaining of being hijacked. It seems someone has found a way to exploit the client.reconnect stratum functionality to force cgminer clients to reconnect to the above IP and steal your hash time. Its not clear how they are managing to force pool stratums to do that but it sure is working. Kalroth provided a quick fix for cgminer that allows you to ignore reconnect from stratum, likewise I would block that IP on your firewalls just in case. https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=433634.3220 Hope this helps some other fellow shibes.
[PSA] Don't be a bad shibe; do not abuse free hosting provider plans.
Serious talk for a moment, fellow shibes and dogecoin lovers. There's been quite a number of threads about using cloud hosting companies (AWS, Azure, Digital Ocean, and others) to do doge mining. I know I, and all of you are extremely excited about Dogecoin, and I know we all want supar hashrates but we need to talk. Doge's algorithm empowers us to use CPU mining and this means a lot more flexibility about where we run minerd and cgminer; but abusing a hosting company's free tier to do this is going to get you kicked off and is abusive. There's a difference if you have a coupon for a bajillion free credits and hosting to do with as you wish - many providers have these. Using those free credits means you are technically paying for the service and will probably burn through the CPU hours given and end up paying. It's also a different thing to use on the spot pricing arbitrage to do your mining, that's also fair game. But please, please - as one shibe to another - don't use free tiers on hosting providers (these are typically 1 vCPU (virtual CPU) with low memory) to do your mining. This is well, rude - and we all know you can abuse these types of offers to create a virtually unlimited number of accounts. This punishes other customers using those systems and is just bad shibe karma. So please be polite: if you've got coupons & credits, cool - just don't try to squeeze those free tiers to get some mad hashes - you won't get anything but kicked off those services and give us all a bad name. You wouldn't install malware on people to mine, you wouldn't take someone else' power to run your milk crate GPU setup - let's leave that to other communities. Let's be cool. tl;dr Be cool. Use things you're paying for in some capacity, don't abuse free things companies provide. It's not nice or polite. We will get to moon landing, let's just be cool about it. http://imgur.com/b8S3vcp EDIT: As I say in http://www.reddit.com/dogecoin/comments/1tz736/psa_dont_be_a_bad_shibe_do_not_abuse_free_hosting/ceczixo - there s an entire world of underhanded/dirty tricks other mining communities use - botnets, malware networks, spamming free signup accounts (100s or 1000s of accounts), cloaking binaries, etc I mean, read this post by Charles Stross Why I want Bitcoin to die in a fire:
Bitcoin violates Gresham's law: Stolen electricity will drive out honest mining.
So, let's stick to honest mining. And GPU setups sold in milk crates because those are pretty awesome milk crates.
Pool Source Code: https://github.com/biblepay/BiblePayPool Deploying a BiblePay Pool: https://github.com/biblepay/BiblePayPool/blob/masteDeploying%20A%20BiblePayPool.docx Requirements: "Win 2012 r2 server, 4 processors, static IP, IIS 7, SQL Server 2016, 8 gig ram, 100 gig drive, anti-ddos enabled. The vultr option is about $60 a month." -Rob "There can be no automatic installation for a pool, There are no shortcuts to running a pool. You have to be a master SQL administrator, DBA, weak programmer, security admin and windows engineer to run a pool. You have to for one compile the source in visual studio 2017, and be ready for redeploying it when it changes. You have to spend 20 hours a week answering emails and doing adhoc sql queries, etc. If we had someone that even believed they could just compile it once and let it run it will be down within one month and all your coins will be lost." References: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2388064.msg26577891#msg26577891https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2388064.msg26788996#msg26788996https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2388064.msg26795446#msg26795446https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2388064.msg27839665#msg27839665 "By the way, a couple of days ago, I started to look into the possibility of using another, existing pool software with biblepay, like NOMP or MPOS. I'm currently collecting all required information to write a bridge between MPOS and Biblepay, and it will most likely take another 1-2 weeks before a first usable result will be visible, but I'm optimistic that it can be done. The problem of using an existing pool software is that Biblepay is not using the stratum mining protocol, the standard for most current pools. Plus maybe the custom Proof Of Biblehash, I'm currently looking into the codes to understand if that is something that MPOS needs to learn." -Lichtsucher I hope that a second pool (with a different software) will help to solve some of the current problems, but it will take some time. "The biggest problem is it not using standard pice of code from bitcoin-core. So we can't copy&paste mining code to another library and use it with exisitng minig software. I develop MPOS few years ago, and there is not problem with stratum protocol, couse stratum is only between miner and pool. We need to develop standalone miner (without biblepayd) and make library to use it with eg. https://github.com/zone117x/node-open-mining-portal stratum pool can be connected with MPOS database and send there shares. MPOS is only for calculate shares diff and block payout, and send payout to users. I have somewhere contact to main developer of https://github.com/zone117x/node-open-mining-portal (yeah I'am on credits Wink ). I will try ask him how hard is to implement biblepay kjv algorithm, but I think we need make some donation for this. But still it will be 50% of all we need." -svirusxxx2 Quote from: svirusxxx2 on Today at 06:33:19 AM We need to develop standalone miner (without biblepayd) and make library to use it with eg. https://github.com/zone117x/node-open-mining-portal Quote from: Lichtsucher on Today at 06:57:24 AM As I understood the Proof Of Biblehash and the upcoming POL algorithm, a full client as biblepayd is required. The client might be smaller, but will it change a lot? Plus, with the current rate of changes in the core code, maintaining a second miner seems a lot of hard work. I don't know how exactly PoL works, I must see some documentation (any one have some link ? ) I make little mistake... We can add some code to biblepayd to have stratum support, and standalone miner is not required. Or we also can write some proxy between biblepay and exisiting protocol, and stratum/longpooling. But still is some work to do with C++ (where my skills is very weak). We exactly need three things 1/ write new option to biblepayd for reciving job and sending shares to node-open-mining-portal 2/ add library to this project: https://github.com/zone117x/node-multi-hashing 3/ add support to eg. https://github.com/zone117x/node-open-mining-portal position 3 I can write, but 1,2 it's too hard for now C++ developer" -svirusxxx2 "To everyone talking about NOMP, if NOMP was possible I would have written the original pool in NOMP. There are massive things missing. One there is no hash function in python that is going to get you the biblehash. Two, there is no software (like cgminer or sgminer) that is going to interact with NOMP. If you think I did that bad of a job with the pool, I think you should find another community. Ill fix the pool software if its not working properly, as it has historically worked with over 98% uptime and I kept it maintained, and after 1/2 day of being behind you are talking about porting it to NOMP. Shameful. Anyway, do whatever you want, its not going to work and Im not going to help code pieces of the core client to work with it, as the pool does a lot more than you think it does. It is also a hub for adding orphan features." -Rob References: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2388064.msg28819793#msg28819793https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2388064.msg28823782#msg28823782https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2388064.msg28830250#msg28830250
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