I have set my protocol to bitcoin and followed rules to allow bitcoin wallets, can I use poclbm as an external miner?

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If I am using bitcoin parameters and have anyone can mine set to true. Should I be able to use a miner like poclbm to mine?
asked Jun 17, 2017 by anonymous

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If it's designed to work with Bitcoin Core, then yes it should be possible to use with MultiChain. But we've not tested it, so please let us know how you get on.
answered Jun 18, 2017 by MultiChain
Maybe I am doing something stupid.. but I tried to use poclbm and I got failed to subscribe message.  So, I decided to try doing it  step by step using commands via multichain-cli.  After doing a bit of research I remembered they changed the way mining was done. Used to use getwork... now mining uses getblocktemplate.  I tried using getblocktemplate  and got the message this version of multichain does not support getblocktemplate.  So, I compiled from source and took that out(in rpcmining.cpp) hoping that it might shed some more light.  I ran it again and got multichain not connected.  Looks like vnodes.empty() is returning true.  Comparing to the bitcoin source it looks like multichain has its own connection manager(conman) implementation?  Thats about as far as I took it. Maybe someone that changed it up could shed some light on the specifics?