I am running a node on a Hosted root server, and will soon be synced, but I am not sure how I can now use this node to mine with my local Unix miner.

What I have

  • Xenon CPU with 32GB RAM
  • 1 Terrabyte HDD
  • 10 MBit Internet Connection
  • Ubuntu 16
  • geth 1.7.3-stable
  • FQDN

Compared to my lame home node this puppy is blazing through the blockchain syncing and could be done real soon. (Caution: keep your peers low)

Now in theory I need to open a incoming port on my firewall to the node for my home miner, setup the node to only accept miner connection from my IP-range, and then I should be set. (Hallo iptables)

Can anybody help me get the geth setup right?

I start my node with:

geth --identity TheNewNodeName --cache=2048 --maxpeers 12 --rpc --rpccorsdomain localhost --rpcapi debug,personal,eth,web3,miner console 2>&1 | tee /tmp/eth.log

I have also tried changing the values for --rpcaddr "" --rpccorsdomain "*"

I have setup a nginx proxy on a sub-domain with a high port number that then forwards to the localhost 8545, but it seems I am missing some more ports as the initial contact gets through (according to the miner and the target iptraf) but the miner then just says stratum Discarding incomplete response and iptraf reports a new request on the same incoming port but a different TCP outgoing port...?

nginx conf:

server {
  listen sub.domain.tld:14949;
  location / {
    proxy_http_version 1.1;
    proxy_set_header Upgrade $http_upgrade;
    proxy_set_header Connection "upgrade";
    proxy_read_timeout 60s;


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