Install P2Pool-drk and Add a CPU Miner to the Server

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(This tutorial assumes that you have set up a secure, "hardened" Linux server according to the instructions here, and that you have installed the Darkcoin daemon according to the instructions here.  If your server has been prepared using other methods, the instructions here may very well not work for you.  Please be sure you know what you are doing.)


Install Dependencies


At this point, you should be logged-in to your server and running as the general-user (not as the login-user or as root).


Make sure you are in your home directory, and install some dependencies:

cd ~

sudo apt-get install python-dev python-zope.interface python-twisted python-twisted-web

sudo apt-get install  libcurl4-openssl-dev libminiupnpc-dev libncurses5-dev libffi-dev libdb5.1++-dev libdb5.1-dev


The following line seems to only be needed if your python is version 2.6, but it won't hurt to execute it anyway. It will just not install anything if you already have it.

sudo apt-get install python-argparse

Install P2Pool-drk


Here's where we actually get p2pool-drk and xcoin-hash (which we also need) and install them.
git clone

cd ~/p2pool-drk
cd ~
git clone
cd ~/xcoin-hash
rm -rf build
sudo python install
cd ~/p2pool-drk/darkcoin-subsidy-python
sudo python install

Running P2Pool-drk


1.) Create a screen session for P2Pool so it persists even if you aren’t logged in to the machine:
sudo screen -S p2pool


2.) Then start p2pool-drk this way: (The "-f 1" part means that you will be charging a 1% fee to your miners.  You could change this to whatever you like, but 1% is customary.)
python ~/p2pool-drk/ -f 1 --give-author 0 --net darkcoin -a <p2pool-darkcoin-address>

3.) To detach from your screen session (and leave it running) hit CTRL+A and then press D   If you ever need to come back to this screen session, just type:
sudo screen -r p2pool


View Your P2Pool-drk Webpage

If you haven't already opened port 7093 back in the “Secure Hardened Server” tutorial:
sudo ufw allow 7903

sudo ufw enable


You can now view graphs/stats for your p2pool-drk installation by visiting http://<>:7903/ from your browser.


At this point the front end looks pretty plain, and if you look carefully at the stats you will see that you are not mining, which makes sense because you have not installed a miner yet.  (The key stat showing that you are not mining is, “Local rate: 0.00H/s (NaN% DOA) Expected time to share: Infinity years.”).  First we'll jazz up our front end a bit, and then we'll install a miner.


Install Extended Front End


At this point P2Pool is installed.  The default p2pool front-end, however, is rather plain, so we will install the P2Pool Extended Front-End.  This involves downloading it, and then copying the P2PoolExtendedFrontEnd into the ~/p2pool-drk/web-static/ directory (which is where the plain front end is stored).  This replaces the plain front end with the Extended Front End.

cd ~
git clone
cp -a ~/P2PoolExtendedFrontEnd/. ~/p2pool-drk/web-static/

Now we are going to upgrade the look a bit further and install the Punchy UI.  This process involves moving the web-static directory to a web-static-original directory, downloading the Punchy UI, and creating a symlink from the Punchy UI to the web-static directory.

cd ~/p2pool-drk
mv web-static web-static-original
git clone
ln -s p2pool-ui-punchy web-static


Refresh your page at http://<>:7903/ to admire the new look!


Install A CPU Miner

P2Pool is now up and running!  Now we're going to install some cpu mining software on our server, so we can mine right from the server.   We'll start by going to our home directory and installing some dependencies
cd ~
sudo apt-get install m4 libssl-dev libdb++-dev libboost-all-dev libminiupnpc-dev automake libcurl4-openssl-dev


Now get darkcoin-cpuminer from github, and install it:

sudo git clone
cd darkcoin-cpuminer-1.3-avx-aes
sudo chmod +x
sudo ./
sudo ./configure CFLAGS="-O3 -march=native"
sudo make


Running the CPU Miner


1.) Create a screen session for the cpu miner (minerd) so it persists even if you aren’t logged in to the machine:
sudo screen -S minerd


2.) Then start the miner like this: (Since the miner is installed on the server itself, we'll use as the ip address.  If we were connecting to some other server, we would need to use that server's actual ip address.  Be sure to copy and pase the following all as one line.)
sudo ~/darkcoin-cpuminer-1.3-avx-aes/minerd -a X11 -o stratum+tcp:// -u <your-darkcoin-address> -p <any-password-it-does-not-matter>


3.) To detach from your screen session (and leave it running) hit CTRL+A and then press D   If you ever need to come back to this screen session, just type:
sudo screen -r minerd


Customize the UI


You are essentially finished, but if you like you could spend a little time customizing the user interface just a bit.  To do this, we will modify the file ~/p2pool-drk/web-static/index.html, after we save a copy of it.


cd ~/p2pool-drk/web-static

cp index.html index.html.original

sudo nano index.html


Some of the simple things to customize would be:

  • The <title>
  • Replace all content between <a class="navbar-brand" href="#">and the </a> at the end of the line with your own text, image, or both.
  • Replace any content in <footer> with your own content're DONE!


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