On February 20th, all Bitcoin clients will switch to using checksums
when they initially connect to peers, as further explained in .
This will affect P2Pool because the p2pool daemon makes a local P2P
connection to bitcoind in order to listen for new blocks.
I didn't know about this until about three weeks ago, so P2Pool only
had support after this commit:
Author: Forrest Voight <for...@forre.st>
Date: Fri Feb 10 12:47:23 2012 -0500
always use checksum in bitcoin p2p communications after
1329696000. thanks to gmaxwell for saving p2pool!
Please upgrade P2Pool to version 0.8.5 or a newer commit from git.
Un-upgraded P2Pool nodes will freeze on startup at this point:
2012-02-17 16:11:36.868416 Testing bitcoind P2P connection to