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Message 106402 - Posted: 13 Dec 2021, 6:09:54 UTC

Milkyway has been very sluggish in displaying web pages for a couple of days now. Ever since they posted about the SSL 1.0 deprecation that is imminent.
It is totally down now, not pingable or tracerouteable.
https://www.isitdownrightnow.com/milkyway.cs.rpi.edu.html

I am out of work.
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Message 106407 - Posted: 13 Dec 2021, 14:49:07 UTC - in response to Message 106402.  

Milkyway is back up and all is green on server status page.
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Message 106412 - Posted: 14 Dec 2021, 1:43:26 UTC - in response to Message 106407.  

Milkyway is back up and all is green on server status page.


And later at this time....

"Welcome to MilkyWay@homeMilkyWay@home is temporarily shut down for maintenance. Please try again later."
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Message 106421 - Posted: 15 Dec 2021, 2:48:04 UTC - in response to Message 106407.  

Milkyway is back up and all is green on server status page.

Event log says the project is temporarily down for maintenance.


The message from Milky Way administrators said, "Older clients may still be using old versions of SSL that need TLS 1.0 or 1.1. Once we stop supporting these services, these older clients may encounter issues when trying to communicate and/or get work from the MilkyWay@home server. In order to prevent this, you should update to at least the 7.210 7.2.10 BOINC client."

That message was a little vague. And being the Whiz Kid that I am, I didn't grasp what the message meant. Maybe the people for whom the message was intended understood it. I did not.

How old is "old?"

I am old. My computer, not so old.

Here's the BOINC Manager description of my computer:
AuthenticAMD
AMD A6-6400K APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics [Family 21 Model 19 Stepping 1]
(2 processors) AMD AMD Radeon HD 7400/7500/8300/8400 series (Scrapper) (768MB) driver: 1.4.1848 OpenCL: 1.2 Microsoft Windows 7
Home Premium x64 Edition, Service Pack 1, (06.01.7601.00)

I runs BOINC Version 7.16.20, which I just downloaded a few days ago.

Does this computer fit into the category of "old clients" per the message above?

Do I need to do something?

Any help?

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+uite get The mkeaning of that message.
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Message 106422 - Posted: 15 Dec 2021, 3:56:52 UTC - in response to Message 106421.  

You are running the latest BOINC Version, so no problems there and nothing wrong with Windows 7 either

As I post this the website is unreachable.

The problems appear to be with the Milkyway project website. There was a forum notice within last 24 hours that they were still having some "technicalities" after they removed the old SSL versions.

Just give them some time, maybe 1-2 days more to try and get it working. In the time being, donate some time to another worthwhile BOINC project.
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Message 106423 - Posted: 15 Dec 2021, 4:05:20 UTC - in response to Message 106421.  

This is yet another area where I just let my computers get on with it.

I looked up SSL, and one post that may help is: A Beginner's Guide to SSL

Some way down it says that sites that are secure use https, rather than http, then it says they also show a lock symbol in the address bar.
Right now, my Firefox is showing both of these in the address bar for this site, towards the left end.
So I think that it's working for me.
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Message 106424 - Posted: 15 Dec 2021, 6:25:06 UTC

Website and forum are back up (for now) but according to the Milyway Server Status page that is the ONLY thing active.

Here is the post I mentioned in my previous writing:
Message 71497 - Posted: 13 Dec 2021, 21:56:46 UTC
Hi Everyone,

I'll be working for the rest of the night to try to resolve the large number of workunits waiting for validation. This will involve the server going up and down for maintenance, and certain processes may be turned off for periods of time tonight. I'm hoping that things are resolved tonight, but it is definitely possible that things may not be resolved by tomorrow.

Thanks for you patience and support!

Tom Donlon


Then there is this newer post:
Message 71504 - Posted: 14 Dec 2021, 5:50:04 UTC
Last modified: 14 Dec 2021, 5:50:40 UTC
Until then I unfortunately have to keep processes turned off. Take this as an opportunity to go read a book, or watch a movie, or do that thing you've been putting off for too long :)

Or, letting your computer get its hard earned rest!
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Message 106428 - Posted: 15 Dec 2021, 17:43:45 UTC - in response to Message 106424.  

Web sit is unreachable again. "This site can’t be reached"
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Message 106435 - Posted: 15 Dec 2021, 21:36:04 UTC - in response to Message 106428.  

MilkyWay is back and you can finally report your work. No tasks available though.
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Message 106450 - Posted: 18 Dec 2021, 0:33:16 UTC

Milkyway has disappeared again.
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Message 106451 - Posted: 18 Dec 2021, 1:44:06 UTC - in response to Message 106450.  

Must have been for the TLS 1.0 deprecation change. It's back again.
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Message 106612 - Posted: 30 Dec 2021, 17:55:02 UTC

Project is down again.
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Message 107370 - Posted: 14 Mar 2022, 7:58:24 UTC

Seems down to me, now. I've had problems for a few days, and out of work for more than 24 hours. I can't get to homepage, forums, status page, and BOINC times out talking to servers.
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Message 107380 - Posted: 14 Mar 2022, 18:47:38 UTC - in response to Message 107370.  

Okay, things seem working again.
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Message 107381 - Posted: 14 Mar 2022, 19:10:34 UTC - in response to Message 107380.  

The project is going to be very difficult to get a connection with and forget about getting any work. Even if you do, you won't see it processed for validation for weeks with their pending validation tally above 3M work units.

This is going to be the status quo until they get that server drive replaced and the hardware is back to working as it should.


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Message 107507 - Posted: 20 Mar 2022, 17:10:46 UTC

Milkyway is down and unreachable again.


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