Deprecation of the getwork mining protocol
2013-08-27 11:03 UTC
Starting from today, support for the “getwork” mining protocol is to be considered deprecated. This decision was motivated by the following facts:
- The Stratum protocol is much more efficient and flexible.
- All of the most recent software for Litecoin mining has integrated Stratum support, including cgminer, bfgminer and cpuminer.
- Over 97% of our pool's miners have already switched to Stratum.
- The Bitcoin and Litecoin core development teams have stated that getwork support will probably be removed altogether in the next major release.
For the time being, our main server litecoinpool.org will keep serving getwork on port 9332; be advised, however, that this support may be removed completely at some point in the near future.