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DrStrangepork
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Message 42435 - Posted: 3 Feb 2012, 17:25:51 UTC

I'm not all that fluent in Linux, so bare with me. I have read about 5 different pages on how to install BOINC on Linux (Ubuntu), and I still can't figure how to configure my client for my account.

This is what I've got so far:

# ./boinccmd --get_project_status ======== Projects ======== 1) ----------- name: master URL: http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/home.php/ user_name: team_name: resource share: 100.000000 user_total_credit: 0.000000 user_expavg_credit: 0.000000 host_total_credit: 0.000000 host_expavg_credit: 0.000000 nrpc_failures: 2 master_fetch_failures: 3 master fetch pending: yes scheduler RPC pending: yes trickle upload pending: no attached via Account Manager: no ended: no suspended via GUI: no don't request more work: no disk usage: 0.000000 last RPC: 0.000000 project files downloaded: 0.000000

So far, I have found exactly ZERO pages explaining how to setup my account in a straightforward way. Sure, I've seen this:

boinccmd --join_acct_mgr URL name password

But I have no idea what that means, because all of these commands do nothing:

boinccmd --join_acct_mgr http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/home.php DrStrangepork <account_key> boinccmd --join_acct_mgr http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/home.php DrStrangepork <weak_account_key> boinccmd --join_acct_mgr http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/home.php my_email@gmail.com <my_setiathome_account_passwd>

I have also tried to connect to this Linux machine from a Windows machine running the BOINC Manager, but I have no idea what the password is for this client. Again, I have tried my account key, my weak account key and my account password, and they all result in the Manager doing nothing. The IP of this client is 10.10.70.1, and there is no proxy required.

Thanks in advance,
Rick

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Message 42436 - Posted: 3 Feb 2012, 19:13:42 UTC - in response to Message 42435.

I did a quick install the other day.

I just opened a terminal window and typed:

sudo apt-get install boinc-client boinc-manager

It installed OK (but it was version 5.10.45, old version of Ubuntu), I opened BOINC Manager, connected to a project with my email address and password for that project and I was up and running.

I don't think I've ever used the command line to set up BOINC on any of my Linux boxes. Perhaps you are trying to do something more complicated than me. I am not a Linux expert BTW!

Al.


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Message 42438 - Posted: 3 Feb 2012, 19:19:20 UTC

Well, I forgot to mention that I cannot use any X-Windows/Gnome/etc on these boxes. They are strictly shell-based. Using the BOINC Manager would probably have been quite easy, but I can't use it.

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Message 42439 - Posted: 3 Feb 2012, 20:30:44 UTC - in response to Message 42438.

boinccmd --project_attach http://setiathome.berkeley.edu <account key>

DrStrangepork
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Message 42441 - Posted: 3 Feb 2012, 21:06:04 UTC - in response to Message 42439.

boinccmd --project_attach http://setiathome.berkeley.edu <account key>

That resulted in a new project under './boinccmd --get_project_status' that looks exactly like the first project just without the 'home/' at the end, and neither project does anything.

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Message 42442 - Posted: 3 Feb 2012, 21:18:29 UTC - in response to Message 42435.

I have also tried to connect to this Linux machine from a Windows machine running the BOINC Manager, but I have no idea what the password is for this client.

The password is in the file gui_rpc_auth.cfg (on your linux box).

Gruß,
Gundolf
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Message 42446 - Posted: 3 Feb 2012, 23:17:20 UTC - in response to Message 42441.

Do you have more than one Linux machine? There is a linux server attached to your account that has 6 tasks assigned to it:

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_host_detail.php?hostid=6400842

DrStrangepork
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Message 42465 - Posted: 6 Feb 2012, 15:34:47 UTC - in response to Message 42446.

The password is in the file gui_rpc_auth.cfg (on your linux box).

I checked that out, but that password doesn't work either.


Do you have more than one Linux machine? There is a linux server attached to your account that has 6 tasks assigned to it:

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_host_detail.php?hostid=6400842

Looks like the client is running now, but I still can't attach to it. Even from the command line, every boinccmd command I run results in this:

Authorization failure: -155


I'll try rebooting and see if anything improves.

DrStrangepork
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Message 42467 - Posted: 6 Feb 2012, 21:02:19 UTC

Using the apt-get package instead of the BOINC package worked fine. Still can't connect using BOINC Manager from another host, but boinc_cmd is working fine, and all hosts are talking back to SETI and working on tasks.

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Message 42468 - Posted: 6 Feb 2012, 22:00:26 UTC - in response to Message 42467.
Last modified: 6 Feb 2012, 22:02:22 UTC

Still can't connect using BOINC Manager from another host, but boinc_cmd is working fine, and all hosts are talking back to SETI and working on tasks.

you need a remote_hosts.cfg file with the ip address or host name to allow a remote host to connect:

Controlling BOINC remotely

Claggy

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