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Message 75364 - Posted: 18 Jan 2017, 15:30:00 UTC - in response to Message 75363.  

By the way,
1/17/2017 21:20:24 | | [http] [ID#0] Sent header to server: message or detach from the project and re-attach using the new https url (it will be the usual one, just with https:// at the b

Is that line truly in your log, or did you change it to say that?


That is EXACTLY what it says
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Message 75365 - Posted: 18 Jan 2017, 15:36:40 UTC

Different question, what is the password window you see?
Is it the one for the password for the computer host? Where does it say invalid password?
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Message 75366 - Posted: 18 Jan 2017, 15:46:18 UTC - in response to Message 75365.  

Different question, what is the password window you see?
Is it the one for the password for the computer host? Where does it say invalid password?

The "invalid password..." message box appears by the Windows Notification Tray as a 'pop-up message (just like when there are new project notices to view) hovering on/above the BOINC tray icon after it gets a RED dot in it.
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Message 75368 - Posted: 18 Jan 2017, 17:09:49 UTC - in response to Message 75366.  

Does it look like this one? Is the wording in the text area exactly the same?

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Message 75369 - Posted: 18 Jan 2017, 17:50:16 UTC - in response to Message 75368.  

YES!
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Message 75392 - Posted: 19 Jan 2017, 17:41:48 UTC - in response to Message 75352.  

the "invalid password" bug has not surfaced in the 20+ hours I have stopped requesting work on WCG.

Later today I will remove WCG from my 4 PC's and re-add with HTTPS url (which I thought was done a while back but maybe not) and see if the problem returns after a day or two. Will post back with results.
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Message 75394 - Posted: 19 Jan 2017, 19:51:44 UTC - in response to Message 75392.  

Detached one PC (Win-x64 Vista) and reattached to WCG via HTTPS. Must be something odd with WCG Scheduler url - Reattached using https but BOINC project properties is still showing project url as http.

Still getting the strange "ALPN, server did not agree to a protocol" message:
1/19/2017 13:24:39 | World Community Grid | [http] [ID#2754] Received header from server: 
1/19/2017 13:24:39 | World Community Grid | [http] [ID#2754] Info: Connection #1872 to host swift.worldcommunitygrid.org left intact
1/19/2017 13:24:39 | World Community Grid | [http] [ID#2725] Info: Connection #1843 to host swift.worldcommunitygrid.org left intact
1/19/2017 13:24:39 | World Community Grid | [http] [ID#2724] Info: Connection #1842 to host swift.worldcommunitygrid.org left intact
1/19/2017 13:24:39 | World Community Grid | [http] [ID#2710] Info: TLSv1.2 (IN), TLS change cipher, Client hello (1):
1/19/2017 13:24:39 | World Community Grid | [http] [ID#2710] Info: TLSv1.2 (IN), TLS handshake, Finished (20):
1/19/2017 13:24:39 | World Community Grid | [http] [ID#2710] Info: SSL connection using TLSv1.2 / ECDHE-RSA-AES256-GCM-SHA384
1/19/2017 13:24:39 | World Community Grid | [http] [ID#2710] Info: ALPN, server did not agree to a protocol
1/19/2017 13:24:39 | World Community Grid | [http] [ID#2710] Info: Server certificate:
1/19/2017 13:24:39 | World Community Grid | [http] [ID#2710] Info: subject: C=US; ST=New York; L=Armonk; O=International Business Machines Corporation; CN=*.worldcommunitygrid.org
1/19/2017 13:24:39 | World Community Grid | [http] [ID#2710] Info: start date: Jun 23 00:00:00 2015 GMT
1/19/2017 13:24:39 | World Community Grid | [http] [ID#2710] Info: expire date: Aug 21 23:59:59 2017 GMT
1/19/2017 13:24:39 | World Community Grid | [http] [ID#2710] Info: subjectAltName: grid.worldcommunitygrid.org matched
1/19/2017 13:24:39 | World Community Grid | [http] [ID#2710] Info: issuer: C=US; O=thawte, Inc.; CN=thawte SSL CA - G2
1/19/2017 13:24:39 | World Community Grid | [http] [ID#2710] Info: SSL certificate verify ok.
1/19/2017 13:24:39 | World Community Grid | [http] [ID#2710] Sent header to server: GET /boinc/download/3a/24236002bc4bde76b13a2174a277c3ec.pdbqt HTTP/1.1
1/19/2017 13:24:39 | World Community Grid | [http] [ID#2710] Sent header to server: Host: grid.worldcommunitygrid.org
1/19/2017 13:24:39 | World Community Grid | [http] [ID#2710] Sent header to server: User-Agent: BOINC client (windows_x86_64 7.6.33)
1/19/2017 13:24:39 | World Community Grid | [http] [ID#2710] Sent header to server: Accept: */*
1/19/2017 13:24:39 | World Community Grid | [http] [ID#2710] Sent header to server: Accept-Encoding: deflate, gzip
1/19/2017 13:24:39 | World Community Grid | [http] [ID#2710] Sent header to server: Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
1/19/2017 13:24:39 | World Community Grid | [http] [ID#2710] Sent header to server: Accept-Language: en_US
1/19/2017 13:24:39 | World Community Grid | [http] [ID#2710] Sent header to server:


Will check the WCG forums later on when have more time to see if there is anything reported there about this.
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Message 75395 - Posted: 19 Jan 2017, 20:19:23 UTC - in response to Message 75363.  

I haven't upgraded to this latest recommended version yet and have seen the Invalid Password on two different computers in the last couple of days.
This was after making changes to WCG preferences.

I am unable to download and run Enigma work units on the affected machines:

| Enigma@Home | [error] Can't parse workunit in scheduler reply: unexpected XML tag or syntax
| Enigma@Home | [error] No close tag in scheduler reply

I have seen that making changes to WCG preferences has caused problems with other projects in the past.

I don't think this fault is related to the latest release.
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Message 75444 - Posted: 22 Jan 2017, 19:19:34 UTC - in response to Message 75395.  

Definitely seems to be related to the "ALPN, server did not agree to a protocol" ERROR. Possibly WCG is the culprit? See below.

Just came across 1 PC (Win x-64 8.1 ) with latest BOINC that got the password error message in last few hours. Exited BOINC, waited 2 minutes to restart BOINC... less than 2 minutes after restart, IT CRASHED AGAIN! Looking at the log file it has just "talked" to WCG when crashing. Looked in the main system Windows error logs for anything and there was NOTHING there about the crash. STRANGE.

I have saved the BOINC error log file from the restart crash and can upload it via email or private message to who ever needs to look at it.
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Message 75514 - Posted: 27 Jan 2017, 20:24:45 UTC - in response to Message 75444.  

Forwarded everything you said to the alpha list.
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Message 75524 - Posted: 28 Jan 2017, 16:51:12 UTC - in response to Message 74678.  

Hello. The BOINC program available for download (7.6.33) does not come with any checksum information. I respectfully suggest that this information be provided.

Last year I downloaded the BOINC client through World Community Grid (which they brand as "World Community Grid software), and the checksum did not check out properly. I contacted them and they fixed the issue. I realize that this is a different version than what is available here, and that they are a different entity than boinc.berkeley.edu. But still - it illustrates the fact that checksum info is important.

Would it be possible for checksum info to be provided for your BOINC program? Thank you.
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Message 75742 - Posted: 7 Feb 2017, 10:52:11 UTC

I think WCG always had their "own version" of Boinc, packaged by Berkeley (if I'm not wrong ?), I remember translating some specific items long ago in BTS.
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Message 75788 - Posted: 8 Feb 2017, 5:32:41 UTC - in response to Message 75742.  

It's a modified version it appears and an older version: 7.2.47

Maybe the BOINC team should send them a note to update their client or just point to BOINC download page?
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Message 75793 - Posted: 8 Feb 2017, 15:32:05 UTC

The World Community Grid version is the same as Berkeley BOINC, but with a different skin (Simple view) and it pings the IBM server (I think) instead of Google when checking that the internet connection is OK. It was built by Rom Walton, just as Berkeley BOINC was. With Rom no longer available to us, I wouldn't expect a new WCG version out any time soon. Not unless they manage to get Rom to do it for them, or that he teaches someone how to do so.
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Message 76323 - Posted: 9 Mar 2017, 21:10:10 UTC

I use the regular Boinc with WCG projects since months without any problem.
I see no need to use their version.
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Message 76325 - Posted: 10 Mar 2017, 2:31:48 UTC

They make claims about "heightened security" with their version, don't know the details...

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Message 76337 - Posted: 10 Mar 2017, 11:04:25 UTC - in response to Message 76325.  

In other words, they say regular Boinc is insecure. ;)
Anyway, it's not necessary to use theirs.
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