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11) Message boards : BOINC Manager : Problems with 5.8.15 (Message 9360)
Posted 2576 days ago by Profile pschoefer
The problem with two instances of Internet Explorer 6 is still there in BOINC 5.8.16 :(
12) Message boards : BOINC client : Trouble with router (Message 9060)
Posted 2588 days ago by Profile pschoefer
I don't know if you can believe it, but I could not at the first sight...
I made a firmware update (manually, because the router didn't find the new version automatically), and it works now.
Thanks for your support, although I finally solved the problem on my own.
13) Message boards : BOINC Manager : Trojan boinc installation by rogue member (Message 9016)
Posted 2589 days ago by Profile pschoefer
Anyone else find David Braun at Predictor@Home's response to this matter puzzling? I have to say I did.

We reopened the discussion. It cannot be that the oldest BOINC project supports abusing!
14) Message boards : BOINC Manager : graphically blind (Message 8987)
Posted 2590 days ago by Profile pschoefer
hi
I have been running boinc w/o being able to display any graphics since I started used my new IBM/T60 laptop.
I am now using 5.8.15 but it was the same issue for 5.8.11 and 5.8.16.
I have a single user install, when I upgrade, I first remove (via add/remove programs) and a couple times I also went as far as renaming the boinc folder.
note that I have been a Seti then boinc user for a couple years now so I am not a complete idiot with this.
I was running fine on my previous laptop and the ONLY thing which has changed is well, just that. the Laptop.
I have the latest LENOVO/ATI display driver and it does support openGL.
what else ?
it's frustrating to crunch the numbers in a blank screen. sometimes, I have the boinc logo bouncing around with the project(s) percentage but nothing else.
any idea ?
thank you

Are you not able to start the graphics via the BOINC manager, too, or is only the screensaver not working? Which projects are you running?
To give you a piece of advice: Forget about the graphics, they're just eating performance.
15) Message boards : BOINC client : Trouble with router (Message 8837)
Posted 2595 days ago by Profile pschoefer
Remember this is all outgoing.

Are there any ports needed for incoming connections? I spoke to an expert from Netgear today at Cebit, and he could only imagine that BOINC needed some ports forwarded.
16) Message boards : BOINC Manager : Trojan boinc installation by rogue member (Message 8770)
Posted 2597 days ago by Profile pschoefer
What a shame!
Wate is the featured volunteer of the day!
17) Message boards : BOINC client : Trouble with router (Message 8606)
Posted 2605 days ago by Profile pschoefer
Let's not forget port 443 please, though few projects use it.

Do you know, which projects use that port?
As mentioned before, I can contact SETI, SETI-Beta, and the account manager BAM!, while ABC, LHC, QMC, Einstein, PrimeGrid, Predictor, Spinhenge are unreachable.
18) Message boards : BOINC Manager : Boinc Manager suggestions (Message 8575)
Posted 2606 days ago by Profile pschoefer
To extend your list:
4) "Update all projects"-button (There was one in ~5.2.7, but where is it now?)

On Windows, I don't think that can be done from a script... I plan on making a couple of little utilities for BOINC to do things like this.


But since it was built-in in a former version, I don't think it'd be a big problem to build it in again.
19) Message boards : BOINC Manager : North American Daylight Saving Time change (Message 8574)
Posted 2606 days ago by Profile pschoefer
It certainly does save energy, as most people who have the choice don't get up at daybreak and do stay up late enough to need electric lighting. Summer Time reduces the number of hours in the evening when electric light is required.

But most people have no choice when to get up, so they need electric light in the morning, exspecially at the begin and the end of DST. Take me for an example: I have to get up at 6 AM CET. In march, when the sun rises earlier, our European DST starts, so I have to get up at 6 AM CEST = 5 AM CET. At that time it's still dark outside, so I need light.

Everyone, who likes the DST, can get up earlier on his/her own and go to bed an hour earlier, too, without a clock showing one hour later. But those, who dislike the DST, have not this choice in most cases.

btw: The 3/4 of the French population voted against the DST, but they're forced to accept it.
20) Message boards : BOINC Manager : North American Daylight Saving Time change (Message 8570)
Posted 2606 days ago by Profile pschoefer
Just awful...
DST from March to November in the USA.
The Daylight Saving Time breaks Human Rights and does not save any energy.
21) Message boards : The Lounge : BOINC History (Message 8513)
Posted 2608 days ago by Profile pschoefer
So although Predictor was first, it's really lagging behind SETI :)

Two reasons for that:
1. Predictor came from almost nothing, while SETI came from SETI Classic and the BOINC Beta Test.
2. Predictor had no work for the last 8 months.
22) Message boards : BOINC Manager : Problems with 5.8.15 (Message 8470)
Posted 2611 days ago by Profile pschoefer

Suggest to get a second browser like Firefox or Opera and make either your preferred browser. If the behavior continues, blame BOINC, if not blame MS. I think someone found a solution though for the double feature and posted on this forum

What router problem (?).... helps if you provide link.

I won't install another browser, cuz IE has always done a good job for me. And the IE6-BOINC-problem is a problem of BOINC. In all official BOINC releases before 5.8.8 the links worked fine with IE.

And here's the link to the router problem.
23) Message boards : BOINC client : Trouble with router (Message 8469)
Posted 2611 days ago by Profile pschoefer

Do you have a firewall on your own PC? Usually router firewalls are pretty basic and don't interfere with outgoing port 80 traffic.

No. Windows 2000 has no internal firewall and I'm not using any third party software firewall.
The crazy thing is, that I can't contact the project servers (except of SETI), even if I place the PC in a DMZ. So it might be a problem with the router's firmware (but it's the up-to-date version), causing the firewall to be enabled although PC is in DMZ, or it's not a firewall problem. But what could it be else? I can reach every corner of the internet with IE via the router, but to connect to the BOINC project servers I need to install a direct connection.
24) Message boards : BOINC Manager : Problems with 5.8.15 (Message 8458)
Posted 2613 days ago by Profile pschoefer
New release, old problems:
By clicking on a link two instances of IE 6 are started. At least I understand that now: When you've already started an instance, it prevents the link to open in the same. But when nothing's open, there two instances after clicking on the link.
And I've still the same problem with BOINC + router (see BOINC Core Client - Trouble with router), but I don't think this is a BOINC problem.
25) Message boards : BOINC client : Trouble with router (Message 8456)
Posted 2613 days ago by Profile pschoefer
I will try a clean deinstallation when I'm out of work next time. Or does anybody have another idea?

Tried clean uninstallation with BOINC folder deletion, but it doesn't work. Only improvement is that I can contact BAM via the BOINC Manager now.

27.02.2007 15:01:45||Starting BOINC client version 5.8.15 for windows_intelx86
27.02.2007 15:01:45||log flags: task, file_xfer, sched_ops
27.02.2007 15:01:45||Libraries: libcurl/7.16.0 OpenSSL/0.9.8a zlib/1.2.3
27.02.2007 15:01:45||Data directory: C:\\Programme\\BOINC
27.02.2007 15:01:46||Processor: 1 GenuineIntel Mobile Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 1.50GHz [x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 4] [fpu tsc sse mmx]
27.02.2007 15:01:46||Memory: 223.48 MB physical, 538.66 MB virtual
27.02.2007 15:01:46||Disk: 18.62 GB total, 16.09 GB free
27.02.2007 15:01:46||No general preferences found - using BOINC defaults
27.02.2007 15:01:47||This computer is not attached to any projects
27.02.2007 15:01:47||Visit http://boinc.berkeley.edu for instructions
27.02.2007 15:02:58||Contacting account manager at http://bam.boincstats.com/
27.02.2007 15:03:18||Account manager error: can't resolve hostname
27.02.2007 15:03:18||Project communication failed: attempting access to reference site
27.02.2007 15:03:20||Access to reference site failed - check network connection or proxy configuration.
27.02.2007 15:04:22||Contacting account manager at http://bam.boincstats.com/
27.02.2007 15:04:22||Account manager: BAM Host-ID: 20485
27.02.2007 15:04:22||Account manager contact succeeded
27.02.2007 15:04:23||Attaching to http://lhcathome.cern.ch/
27.02.2007 15:04:23||Attaching to http://www.primegrid.com/
27.02.2007 15:04:23||Attaching to http://spin.fh-bielefeld.de/
27.02.2007 15:04:23||Attaching to http://abcathome.com/
27.02.2007 15:04:24|http://lhcathome.cern.ch/|Master file download succeeded
27.02.2007 15:04:24|http://lhcathome.cern.ch/|Sending scheduler request: Project initialization
27.02.2007 15:04:24|http://lhcathome.cern.ch/|Requesting 1 seconds of new work
27.02.2007 15:07:03||Project communication failed: attempting access to reference site
27.02.2007 15:07:03|http://lhcathome.cern.ch/|Scheduler request failed: server returned nothing (no headers, no data)
27.02.2007 15:07:03|http://lhcathome.cern.ch/|Deferring communication for 1 min 0 sec
27.02.2007 15:07:03|http://lhcathome.cern.ch/|Reason: scheduler request failed
27.02.2007 15:07:06||Access to reference site succeeded - project servers may be temporarily down.
27.02.2007 15:07:07|http://www.primegrid.com/|Master file download succeeded
27.02.2007 15:07:07|http://www.primegrid.com/|Sending scheduler request: Project initialization
27.02.2007 15:07:07|http://www.primegrid.com/|Requesting 1 seconds of new work
26) Message boards : BOINC client : Trouble with router (Message 8429)
Posted 2615 days ago by Profile pschoefer
Have you tried one of the schedulers in a web browser? Do you get an error message there too?

Incomplete request received. But that's OK...

Does it create sched_reply*.xml files on each contact and - if so - what are their contents?
If they look as expected, it can be a timing problem, I had that when a project server was overloaded.

The sched_reply*.xml files are created, but they're empty. I can contact all projects when I connect without the router and there's no message that servers are overloaded.

Here another extract from my stdoutdae.txt where you can see PrimeGrid and LHC with different errors, BAM! with error and a successful SETI contact.
25.02.2007 15:01:23|PrimeGrid|Sending scheduler request: Requested by user
25.02.2007 15:01:23|PrimeGrid|Reporting 34 tasks
25.02.2007 15:03:29||Contacting account manager at http://bam.boincstats.com/
25.02.2007 15:04:09|PrimeGrid|Scheduler request failed: failed sending data to the peer
25.02.2007 15:04:09|PrimeGrid|Deferring communication for 1 min 0 sec
25.02.2007 15:04:09|PrimeGrid|Reason: scheduler request failed
25.02.2007 15:04:35|lhcathome|Sending scheduler request: Requested by user
25.02.2007 15:04:35|lhcathome|(not requesting new work or reporting completed tasks)
25.02.2007 15:06:14||Account manager error: http error
25.02.2007 15:06:14||Project communication failed: attempting access to reference site
25.02.2007 15:06:15||Access to reference site succeeded - project servers may be temporarily down.
25.02.2007 15:07:13||Project communication failed: attempting access to reference site
25.02.2007 15:07:14||Access to reference site succeeded - project servers may be temporarily down.
25.02.2007 15:07:14|lhcathome|Scheduler request failed: server returned nothing (no headers, no data)
25.02.2007 15:07:14|lhcathome|Deferring communication for 1 min 0 sec
25.02.2007 15:07:14|lhcathome|Reason: scheduler request failed
25.02.2007 15:07:20|PrimeGrid|Sending scheduler request: Requested by user
25.02.2007 15:07:20|PrimeGrid|Reporting 34 tasks
25.02.2007 15:10:04||Project communication failed: attempting access to reference site
25.02.2007 15:10:06||Access to reference site succeeded - project servers may be temporarily down.
25.02.2007 15:10:07|PrimeGrid|Scheduler request failed: failed sending data to the peer
25.02.2007 15:10:07|PrimeGrid|Deferring communication for 1 min 0 sec
25.02.2007 15:10:07|PrimeGrid|Reason: scheduler request failed
25.02.2007 15:12:59|SETI@home|Sending scheduler request: Requested by user
25.02.2007 15:12:59|SETI@home|(not requesting new work or reporting completed tasks)
25.02.2007 15:13:04|SETI@home|Scheduler RPC succeeded [server version 509]
25.02.2007 15:13:04|SETI@home|Deferring communication for 11 sec
25.02.2007 15:13:04|SETI@home|Reason: requested by project

I will try a clean deinstallation when I'm out of work next time. Or does anybody have another idea?
27) Message boards : BOINC client : Trouble with router (Message 8414)
Posted 2615 days ago by Profile pschoefer
I'm using a Netgear WNR834B router since yesterday.
It has an internal firewall and now I can't communicate with following projects:
Einstein@home
lhcathome
QMC@Home
PrimeGrid
Only SETI@home works fine. I can upload work to all project servers but scheduler requests always fail:
25.02.2007 00:00:02|Einstein@Home|Scheduler request failed: failed sending data to the peer
25.02.2007 00:00:02|Einstein@Home|Deferring communication for 1 min 0 sec
25.02.2007 00:00:02|Einstein@Home|Reason: scheduler request failed
25.02.2007 00:00:03||Access to reference site succeeded - project servers may be temporarily down.
25.02.2007 00:00:07|PrimeGrid|Sending scheduler request: Requested by user
25.02.2007 00:00:07|PrimeGrid|Reporting 9 tasks
25.02.2007 00:02:46||Project communication failed: attempting access to reference site
25.02.2007 00:02:47||Access to reference site succeeded - project servers may be temporarily down.
25.02.2007 00:02:48|PrimeGrid|Scheduler request failed: failed sending data to the peer
25.02.2007 00:02:48|PrimeGrid|Deferring communication for 32 min 26 sec
25.02.2007 00:02:48|PrimeGrid|Reason: scheduler request failed
25.02.2007 00:02:53|Einstein@Home|Sending scheduler request: Requested by user
25.02.2007 00:02:53|Einstein@Home|(not requesting new work or reporting completed tasks)
25.02.2007 00:05:39||Project communication failed: attempting access to reference site
25.02.2007 00:05:40||Access to reference site succeeded - project servers may be temporarily down.
25.02.2007 00:05:40|Einstein@Home|Scheduler request failed: failed sending data to the peer
25.02.2007 00:05:40|Einstein@Home|Deferring communication for 1 min 0 sec
25.02.2007 00:05:40|Einstein@Home|Reason: scheduler request failed
Any solution? I tried to deactivate the firewall, but it still did not work.
I think I have to allow access over port 80 for non-http, but it simply doesn't work with that stupid router...
28) Message boards : BOINC Manager : Boinc Manager suggestions (Message 8404)
Posted 2616 days ago by Profile pschoefer
1)
Suggestion also for this forum: a search tool (cuz I'm wondering if my suggestions have already been suggested)

Google may also help ;) But a link to the internal search tool would be great.

To extend your list:
4) "Update all projects"-button (There was one in ~5.2.7, but where is it now?)

5) Better simple view: You can't suspend network activities and there's no list of tasks to be done in the simple GUI.
29) Message boards : BOINC Manager : Problems with 5.8.11 (Message 8177)
Posted 2628 days ago by Profile pschoefer
From Problems with 5.8.8:
-The new version starts two instances of Microsoft Internet Explorer when you click on a button.

Same problem in 5.8.11 with IE 6.0 ...

And the text and the white border of the disk usage boxes are overlapping the pie diagramms.
30) Message boards : BOINC Manager : Problems with 5.8.8 (Message 8172)
Posted 2628 days ago by Profile pschoefer
-The new version starts two instances of Microsoft Internet Explorer when you click on a button.


Same problem in 5.8.11 with IE 6.0 ...


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