Do You Need a Local Stratum Mining Proxy Server

12 Feb


The original reason to use a local stratum proxy server is to be able to bridge some mining hardware designed to use the older getwork protocol to newer pools that use the better stratum protocol. An example of such devices are ASICminer’s Erupter Blade and Erupter Cube Bitcoin ASICs – these devices have a built-in miner software, however it uses the older getwork protocol and you would need to use a local stratum proxy in order to be able to set these devices to mine on a stratum-based BTC mining pool. Below you can find a link to download the Windows version of the stratum mining proxy, and here you can find the source code of the project.

You can however also use the stratum proxy locally in order to easily control all of your miners at once, if you point the miner to the local proxy server you only need to change the pool that the proxy will connect to and all of the miners will be redirected to that pool, so no need to individually change them. The stratum proxy will work with both getwork and stratum miners and will connect them to stratum pool on the other side.

How to configure the proxy server:

mining_proxy.exe -o -p 3333

The above example will run the stratum proxy server on the IP address of the system it is running on and it will start to listen on local ports 3333 (stratum) and 8332 (getwork) and the miners that connect to them locally will be getting work from the mining pool that will be connected on port 3333 externally. That is all you have to do, it is quick and easy to configure and use the stratum mining proxy.

To download the latest version of the stratum mining proxy for windows…

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7 Responses to Do You Need a Local Stratum Mining Proxy Server


March 4th, 2016 at 02:31

What is the command for a local host config.


March 4th, 2016 at 02:32

mining_proxy.exe -o -p 9332

do you need to set password and user name


March 4th, 2016 at 15:13

No need to set username and password for the proxy, it will relay the ones that are sent by the mining client.

Newman Sibisi

July 18th, 2016 at 12:43

I just downloaded the mining proxy server, admittedly, I’m new at this and am no developer. Now that the proxy’s installing, what do I do next? I already have a synced Blockchain.

Newman Sibisi

July 18th, 2016 at 12:44

I want to connect the S4s I just bought. Thanks.


August 18th, 2016 at 01:53

I cannot connect to local daemon with this. Or any miner directly.

Why is this?

I have the conf file perfect. The info is correct on the miner side. It says json error, And using this, it says no error but will not connect. This program connects then disconnects repeatedly. Why?


August 20th, 2016 at 07:52

Please help me, It disconnects from litecoind after connecting and repeats this cycle. Why?

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