I have several computers at home. I can join all of them through a xmr proxy to be seen as a user but I have been told that to mine I need to join a pool. I know the advantages of mining through a pool but I want to try solo mining.

Can some computers going through a xmr proxy (seen as just one user) solo mine XMR without a pool?

Thanks in advance.

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A proxy doesn't mine. You also don't need a pool to mine. A pool proxy needs a pool.

If you want to solo mine with a collection of your own computers, you have a couple of options. You could set up your own private pool or use XMRig on each computer and connect them directly to your own Monero daemon. Both of these options effectively have you solo mining with a bunch of your own computers.

  • Thansk for your answser. I know a proxy doesn't mine, it just gathers miners behind it and pressents it as one user to the outside.Anyway, you said a pool proxy needs a pool. I haven't heard about this tearm in all hours I have been looking for info. Is xmrig-proxy a proxy pool? From your answer I understand that all proxies are created to be connected to a pool, am I right? I thought a pool was just important join the miners force and make mining easier, and of course share the revenue.As I did not want to share revenue I thought a xmrig-proxy would be enough connecting it directly to a node.
    – Notbad
    Aug 27, 2019 at 12:13
  • Perhaps this is what you mean when you said "connect it to your daemon". Perhaps I could have the 3 computers connected to the proxy and then the proxy directly to the daemon? This will make the pool innecesarie. Did I say anything stupid?
    – Notbad
    Aug 27, 2019 at 12:17
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    If you decide to go for your own pool, I'd like to recommend monero-pool it's insanely simple to set up, and run. Aug 27, 2019 at 12:36
  • @Notbad "you said a pool proxy needs a pool" <- xmrig-proxy connects to a pool, thus needs a pool. "Is xmrig-proxy a proxy pool?" <- No. It's a pool proxy. It proxies miners to a pool. "As I did not want to share revenue I thought a xmrig-proxy would be enough connecting it directly to a node" <- No. a proxy doesn't help here because a proxy connects to a pool, not a node. So unless that pool is private (which negates the need or a proxy in the first place), xmrrig-proxy doesnt help here.
    – jtgrassie
    Aug 27, 2019 at 12:54
  • @Notbad "Perhaps this is what you mean when you said connect it to your daemon" <- No. I said connect XMRig (not xmrig-proxy) to your daemon. XMRig is a miner that can connect to a pool, a proxy, OR directly to a daemon. The latter of which I was suggesting.
    – jtgrassie
    Aug 27, 2019 at 12:56

when I went to the latest mining at xmr rig, it had me set up a mining wallet and started mining. I was trying to join a pool, I went online at xmrpool.org and after I chose a pool to join, I didn't see where to actually input my information. I think that the program just started going through the process alone.

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