Worker name configuration

Background

Worker names are used by mining pools to identify your account and the hashrate contribution of each individual miner. Some mining pools requires a Wallet address to be specified instead of a Worker name. Go to the mining pool web site for more information.

Configuration

Pool configuration, where Worker name can be configured.

Managed Miner configuration, Add to worker name is used to specify miner specific parts of the Worker name. Managed Profit Miners also have a setting for Add to worker name.

Scenario 1: Use same worker name for all miners

This is an easy configuration to setup as it doesn't require any miner specific configuration. All miners using the same pool in Awesome Miner will report using the same worker name to the pool. From the pool web site it will not be possible to see the the hashrate for each individual miner, just the total hashrate.

  • Pool properties, Worker name: myuser.1
  • Miner #1 properties, Add to worker name: (blank)
  • Miner #2 properties, Add to worker name: (blank)
Resulting worker name for Miner#1: myuser.1
Resulting worker name for Miner#2: myuser.1

Scenario 2: Use miner specific worker names

In this scenario, the pool defines the first part of the worker name, which is common for all miners, and each miner defines the last part that is unique for each miner.

  • Pool properties, Worker name: myuser
  • Miner #1 properties, Add to worker name: 1
  • Miner #2 properties, Add to worker name: 2
Resulting worker name for Miner#1: myuser.1
Resulting worker name for Miner#2: myuser.2

For miners not defining any Add to worker name, the resulting worker name will be myuser.

Scenario 3: Use miner specific worker without sharing any part of the name

In this scenario, the pool doesn't define any common part of the worker name. Instead, each miner must define a full worker name.

  • Pool properties, Worker name: - (a dash)
  • Miner #1 properties, Add to worker name: myuser.1
  • Miner #2 properties, Add to worker name: myuser.2
Resulting worker name for Miner#1: myuser.1
Resulting worker name for Miner#2: myuser.2

For miners not defining any Add to worker name, mining will not work.

External Miners - Use worker name based on IP address

When deploying a large number of ASIC miners, it can be convenient to simply let the IP address of the miner be used as worker name. In the properties of an External Miner, the field "Add to worker name" can use the variables [IP1], [IP2], [IP3] and [IP4]. [IP1] represents the first segment of the IP address and [IP4] represents the last. Assuming the IP address of the miner is 192.168.2.53, the following example illustrates how this can be used.

Resulting worker name for External Miner#1: myuser.2.53
Resulting worker name for External Miner#2: myuser.53

Profit switching - Bitcoin address per miner

The pools used for the profit switching feature are configured in the Options dialog, Profit switching section. For the built-in pools like Nicehash, there is only a single field to enter the Bitcoin address to mine to. This address will be used for all Managed Profit Miners.

To set unique Bitcoin addresses per Managed Profit Miner, the Bitcoin address field can be set to - (a dash). Each Managed Profit Miner must now specify a Bitcoin address in the Add to worker name setting.

Nanopool Wallet address syntax

Nanopool Ethereum pool supports Wallet address to include worker name information on the format:
EWALL/WORKER/EMAIL

EWALL indicates the Ethereum wallet address, WORKER is the worker name and EMAIL is your e-mail address.

Awesome Miner allows specification of the worker name in the middle by using the following syntax:
EWALL/[MinerWorker]/EMAIL

[MinerWorker] will be replaced with the miner specific worker name specified in the miner properties, Add to worker name.

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