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Message 84356 - Posted: 12 Jan 2018, 9:20:19 UTC
Last modified: 12 Jan 2018, 9:21:37 UTC

These are the BOINC forums, you can post about anything about the client, the manager (GUI), any of the tools, problems with supported account managers, problems with directories or the registry entries. But when you have problems with grcpool, we ask you to take your question directly to its makers. We do not support grcpool and have no help about it on these forums.

Grcpool is the account manager for Gridcoin, and they've taken the Account Manager concept, stripped it of anything they didn't want, and that's what you have to work with to enter their pool.

We understand that you come to these forums to ask for help about it, but that's something we cannot give. We do not support Gridcoin or any of its tools.
We respectfully request that you take problems with these to their website, forums or other means of communication.

With thanks,
The BOINC team.
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Message 84431 - Posted: 18 Jan 2018, 16:56:34 UTC - in response to Message 84356.  

You are absolutely correct about grcpool as I found out by asking some simple questions at their form and not getting any answers.

I joined 2 weeks ago and am 1/2 way to my 2000 coin minimum before I can get out and go back to boincstats and do solo mining. In the mean time I have been helping newbies like myself at their forum but it seems I am the only one interested in helping.
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Message 84643 - Posted: 3 Feb 2018, 16:12:58 UTC
Last modified: 3 Feb 2018, 16:46:22 UTC

Thought I would show how badly things can get screwed up. First of all, grcpool has no forum of their own. The closest forum I can find is gridcoin's forum but they (moderators) do not provide help for grcpool as it is a different entity.

Here is an example of a screw-up by grcpool. I am going to show gpugrid's "request" and "reply" but the problem is the same on all projects, not just gpugrid. AFAICT the problem is grcpool.

From "sched_request_www.gpugrid.net.xml"

    <global_preferences>
    <source_project>https://grcpool.com/</source_project>
    <mod_time>0.000000</mod_time>
    <battery_charge_min_pct>90.000000</battery_charge_min_pct>



From "sched_reply_www.gpugrid.net.xml"


    <source_project>http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/</source_project>
    <source_scheduler>https://scheduler.worldcommunitygrid.org/boinc/wcg_cgi/fcgi</source_scheduler>
    <mod_time>1503442910</mod_time>
    <run_on_batteries>0</run_on_batteries>



On every service request, from every project, the reply from grcpool provides parameter info from "world community grid" instead of the actual project !!!

OTH, grcpool is the only pool available for uses who cannot afford to buy (with real USD$ ) into gridcoin mining. It does provide a needed function for boinc users to get started who do not have cash to make the initial investment.

[EDIT] For what it is worth, I am not running WCG on any of my systems since switching to grcpool from BAM!

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Message 84882 - Posted: 22 Feb 2018, 1:34:18 UTC - in response to Message 84431.  

How did you get so many coins in two weeks on the pool? I have 8 GPUs going, and I have nowhere near that in almost a month worth of crunching!
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Message 85713 - Posted: 4 Apr 2018, 10:39:13 UTC - in response to Message 84431.  

Hi,

I am always getting

4/4/2018 3:32:37 PM | grcpool.com | Message from account manager: Authorization Failed

error.

Help required.

Regards .

Tanvir
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