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BTC Agent

Communication Path:

Miners <-> BTCAgent <-> Pool
  • uint16_t and uint32_t are using litten-endian.

Ex-Mesasge

Format

Use uint16_t as message length, so max message length is UINT16_MAX 65535 bytes.

Name Type Description
magic_number uint8_t magic number for Ex-Message, always 0x7F
type / cmd uint8_t message type
length uint16_t message length
message_body uint8_t[] message body

Message Type

Name Value Description
CMD_REGISTER_WORKER 0x01 Agent -> Pool
CMD_SUBMIT_SHARE 0x02 Agent -> Pool
CMD_SUBMIT_SHARE_WITH_TIME 0x03 Agent -> Pool
CMD_UNREGISTER_WORKER 0x04 Agent -> Pool
CMD_MINING_SET_DIFF 0x05 Pool -> Agent

Session ID

We use uint16_t as BTCAgent miner's session ID, so each agent could hold 65536 miners at most.

CMD_REGISTER_WORKER

When a new Miner connect to Agent, Agent should send CMD_REGISTER_WORKER to Pool. Pool should know each miner which under Agent.

Format

| magic_number(1) | cmd(1) | len (2) | session_id(2) | client_agent | worker_name |
Name Type Description
session_id uint16_t session ID
client_agent string end with \0
worker_name string end with \0. If miner's setting is kevin.s1099, worker_name will be s1099.

Example

| 0x7F | 0x01 | 0x0020 | 0x1122 | "cgminer\0" | "s1099\0" |

Message(hex): 0x7F 01 2000 2211 63676d696e657200 733130393900

CMD_SUBMIT_SHARE | CMD_SUBMIT_SHARE_WITH_TIME | CMD_SUBMIT_SHARE_WITH_VER | CMD_SUBMIT_SHARE_WITH_TIME_VER

When Miner's found a share and submit to Agent, Agent will convert it's format and than submit to Pool.

Format

| magic_number(1) | cmd(1) | len(2) | job_id(1) | session_id(2)
  | extra_nonce2(4) | nNonce(4) | nTime(4)(optional) | nVersionMask(4)(optional) |
Name Type Description
job_Id uint8_t stratum job ID
session_id uint16_t session ID
extra_nonce2 uint32_t
nNonce uint32_t
nTime uint32_t, optional the field is included when the miner changes the block time
nVersionMask uint32_t, optional the field is included when the miner uses the Version Rolling (aka Asic Boost) mining

Example

#
# CMD_SUBMIT_SHARE
#
| 0x7F | 0x02 | 0x000f | 0xa9 | 0x1122 | 0x11223344 | 0xaabbccdd | 

Message(hex): 0x7f 02 0f00 a9 2211 44332211 ddccbbaa

#
# CMD_SUBMIT_SHARE_WITH_TIME
#
| 0x7F | 0x03 | 0x0013 | 0xa9 | 0x1122 | 0x11223344 | 0xaabbccdd | 0x57BD2AD0 |

Message(hex): 0x7f 03 1300 a9 2211 44332211 ddccbbaa d02abd57

#
# CMD_SUBMIT_SHARE_WITH_VER
#
| 0x7F | 0x12 | 0x000f | 0xa9 | 0x1122 | 0x11223344 | 0xaabbccdd | 0x00120000 |

Message(hex): 0x7f 12 0f00 a9 2211 44332211 ddccbbaa 00120000

#
# CMD_SUBMIT_SHARE_WITH_TIME_VER
#
| 0x7F | 0x13 | 0x0013 | 0xa9 | 0x1122 | 0x11223344 | 0xaabbccdd | 0x57BD2AD0 | 0x00120000 |

Message(hex): 0x7f 13 1300 a9 2211 44332211 ddccbbaa d02abd57 00120000

CMD_UNREGISTER_WORKER

If Miner disconnect to Agent, Agent should send this message to Pool.

Format

| magic_number(1) | cmd(1) | len(2) | session_id(2) |
Name Type Description
session_id uint16_t session ID

Example

| 0x7F | 0x04 | 0x0006 | 0x1122 |

Message(hex): 0x7F 04 0600 2211

CMD_MINING_SET_DIFF

If Pool change the Miner's difficulty, it should send this message. Agent will convert to stratum message and send to Miners. Miners have the same diff will in one message.

Format

| magic_number(1) | cmd(1) | len(2) | diff_exp(1) | count(2) | session_id(2) | ... | session_id(2) |
Name Type Description
diff_exp uint8_t diff = 2^diff_exp
count uint16_t how many session ids in this message
session_id uint16_t session ID

Example

#
# diff: 8192 -> 2^13, 13 = 0x0d
# with two session ids
#
| 0x7F | 0x05 | 0x000b | 0x0d | 0x0002 | 0x1122 | 0x3344 |

Message(hex): 0x7F 05 0b00 0d 0200 2211 4433
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