on installing Eloipool - they informed me that I had to have bitcoind setup and running jakov dolic bitcoin as a daemon. The author can not be held responsible for any financial or technical damages that may result.
And remember to have fun experimenting around with Bitcoin and to not experiment with what you can not afford to lose. Without the password you loose full access to your Bitcoin in your wallet forever. It will automatically create the folders where the blockchain will be downloaded. Is there not a way to configure bitcoin-qt to use a currently running instance of bitcoind, instead of spawning it's own daemon (when GUI is open). Use host:port notation for IPv6 -dnsseed Find peers using DNS lookup (default: 1 unless -connect) -banscore n Threshold for disconnecting misbehaving peers (default: 100) -bantime n Number of seconds to keep misbehaving peers from reconnecting (default: 86400) -maxreceivebuffer n Maximum per-connection receive buffer, n *1000. Check what you write down several times and maybe import it again ( see below ) to make sure its valid. It is in beta testing and not yet listed on their main product page so new versions may be found in their forums here. To make sure no file gets corrupted you should backup the file to your USB sticks and save multiple file versions to them, older and newer ones. Be sure to check if the address is up-to-date. The recipients address goes to Pay to, you can also click on the contacts button on the right to pull up your saved addresses. You need patience and it is only needed once.