Pool mining with zcashd?

I have two questions about mining with zcashd.

  1. Is it possible to do pool mining with zcashd? According to a page linked in the wiki, you can do it. However, when I attempt to follow the posted instructions, I get an error saying “Error: There is no RPC client functionality in zcashd. Use the zcash-cli utility instead.” (The exact command I’m using is zcashd –stratum=us.zec.slushpool.com:4444 –user=magi093.testworker)
    Using zcash-cli in place of zcashd gives the error error: couldn't connect to server: unknown (code -1) (make sure server is running and you are connecting to the correct RPC port)
  2. If it is possible to pool mine with zcashd, what am I doing wrong?

My .zcash/zcash.conf:


That’s not an “official” wiki, and no, you can NOT pool mine with zcashd. @Shawn maybe change or take down that wiki page? Its confused more than one person on here (myself included at one point).

I think @str4d had an old version of zcashd that would pool mine, but mainline zcashd won’t.

Yes, that is based off an old version I will remove that part of the guide.

Updated, sorry for any confusion. @anon47418038 is correct, you will have to use 3rd party software to connect with a pool.

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Okay, thank you for clearing that up for me.