P2Pool Node Scanner for DASH

As many of you may already know, we have been working with the P2Pool Node Scanner for LightCoin on GitHub to create a version of the scanner for DASH. The version on GitHub is about 2 years old and has some serious flaws in the method that it is using to get the GEO information for each of the P2Pool Nodes. We spent a few days tweaking this version and actually have it working. However, it's slow and cumbersome and needs a thorough overhaul before we would use it in a production environment.

Luckily, we recently found a working version of the P2Pool Scanner developed for DASH by Crahl. Graciously, Crahl was willing to share his source code with us and after some initial tweaks and modifications for our intended use, we are now able to share the results with you!

The P2PoolMining.Us P2pool-Scanner for DASH P2Pool Nodes is now available for your use!

P2Pool-Scanner for DASH Nodes

New P2Pool-Scanner for DASH P2Pool Nodes is now available

The P2Pool Scanner we have implemented will provide you with a list of DASH P2Pool Nodes along with some relevant information about their operation. Our P2Pool Nodes appear on the list along with all of the other p2pool nodes in the DASH network. We update the list daily by doing a check against the IP and Port for each node to ensure the nodes are up and active. If we find a node that does not respond to our check then it is removed from the list until the next check if it passes successfully. The list of IP's are derived from the DASH ADDRS file which is generated from the DASH Wallet on our Chicago Node.

You can visit the page and click on any of the column headings to sort the page in your desired order. By default the page is sorted by the “PING” results which are calculated based on a peice of JavaScript run on the client machine at the time of page rendering. Therefore, the listing of the ping results are based on your location. Obviously, when you are selecting a P2Pool node to set you miners to you will want to select a node closest to your location.

In addition, the GWTL (Get Work Template Latentcy) column can be checked for any of the nodes and a query will be run to test the current GWTL of that node. Again, locating the node closest to your location with a low GWTL will provide you with the best results from your miner.

We hope you enjoy this tool and we plan to offer some enhancements in the coming weeks that will make the tool better.

As always, please feel free to leave your comments below and let us know how you like our new p2pool node scanner!


  1. Matthew Altomare says

    Add my node

  2. thanks

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