I am using Putty via a VPS. I have my wallet set up and can mine using start_mining. I know how to access my wallet using ./monero-wallet-cli. What I don't know is the command to use to connect to one of the pools out there. Any help would be appreciated.

  • Are you trying to mine directly from monero-wallet-cli? It is not possible to pool mine this way. You will need to use other software. See reddit.com/r/MoneroMining/wiki/index/linux-pool
    – sgp
    Commented Mar 23, 2017 at 18:51
  • So I am connected to the daemon ./monerod. Now how do I join a pool? Commented Mar 24, 2017 at 0:00
  • What is the command if for instance, the pool is monerol.com? Commented Mar 24, 2017 at 0:01

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If you want to join a specific pool for example monerol.com, you can go to its getting started page which is http://monerol.com/#getting_started

As you can see there are many ways to connect to the pool just select the mining app of your choice. Normally, a VPS does not have GPU so select the one that support CPU mining. For example you can use minerd like this

minerd -a cryptonight -o stratum+tcp://monerol.com:3333 -u YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS -p x

You can install minerd by downloading and compiling it. The source is at https://github.com/wolf9466/cpuminer-multi

Edit: Another miner which is good is called xmr-stak-cpu you can get its source code here https://github.com/fireice-uk/xmr-stak-cpu

Hope this helps.

  • Don't I need a .tar file to use with Linux commands? Commented Mar 24, 2017 at 1:16
  • You can get the tar file by downloading it in the github link I posted. e.g. > get clone github.com/fireice-uk/xmr-stak-cpu.git or > wget github.com/fireice-uk/xmr-stak-cpu/archive/master.zip (its a zip file) Commented Mar 24, 2017 at 1:24
  • I guess I will have to concede I am out of my element. That is frustrating though as I have taught myself some aspects of Linux in the last couple of months. I created a wallet, connected/Synced to the daemon and was able to start mining. Unfortunately, I am mining solo which doesn't appear too promising. I also created an account on minergate and am mining there through a pool. What sucks is I signed up for a VPS, worked through all these Linux commands and just can't quite bring it all together. Thank you for your help... Commented Mar 24, 2017 at 1:34
  • what kind of linux are you using? I can edit my answer and put the exact step by step command on how to install the miner. You can chat with us so it is easier. Try joining a small pool for example supportxmr.com . There is a chat on the lower left. Commented Mar 24, 2017 at 1:38
  • That link will not open. Let me tell how I started, I signed up for a VPS using intersever. I followed instructions here, reddit.com/r/Monero/comments/4z9wi0/… to create a wallet and connect to dameon. Commented Mar 24, 2017 at 1:47

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