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Sergeant Sam

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Message 106616 - Posted: 30 Dec 2021, 23:03:21 UTC
Last modified: 30 Dec 2021, 23:14:23 UTC

On my elderly macintosh, Boinc has ceased to communicate with its project-servers for (seti@home, rosetta@home and asteroids@home).
The log shows one error ("Virtual Box not installed").
Else it only says "communication delayed" ...
I have removed and re-installed the Boinc-Software, with no change for the better.
Can anybody help, please?

Edit: Sorry, forgot the details.

Computer: iMac (mid 2011).
2,7 GHZ Intel Core i%
32 GB RAM
MacOS X 10.13.6

BOINC: 7.16.19
wxWidgets Version: 3.1.0


Fr 31 Dez 00:10:27 2021 | | cc_config.xml not found - using defaults
Fr 31 Dez 00:10:27 2021 | | Starting BOINC client version 7.16.19 for x86_64-apple-darwin
Fr 31 Dez 00:10:27 2021 | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
Fr 31 Dez 00:10:27 2021 | | Libraries: libcurl/7.73.0 OpenSSL/1.1.0l zlib/1.2.11 c-ares/1.13.0
Fr 31 Dez 00:10:27 2021 | | Data directory: /Library/Application Support/BOINC Data
Fr 31 Dez 00:10:27 2021 | | OpenCL: AMD/ATI GPU 0: ATI Radeon HD 6770M (driver version 1.2 (Oct 30 2020 14:22:13), device version OpenCL 1.2, 512MB, 512MB available, 348 GFLOPS peak)
Fr 31 Dez 00:10:27 2021 | | OpenCL CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500S CPU @ 2.70GHz (OpenCL driver vendor: Apple, driver version 1.1, device version OpenCL 1.2)
Fr 31 Dez 00:10:27 2021 | | Host name: Rolfs-iMac.fritz.box
Fr 31 Dez 00:10:27 2021 | | Processor: 4 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500S CPU @ 2.70GHz [x86 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7]
Fr 31 Dez 00:10:27 2021 | | Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clfsh ds acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss htt tm pbe pni pclmulqdq dtes64 mon dscpl vmx smx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 tpr pdcm sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic popcnt aes pcid xsave osxsave tsctmr avx
Fr 31 Dez 00:10:27 2021 | | OS: Mac OS X 10.13.6 (Darwin 17.7.0)
Fr 31 Dez 00:10:27 2021 | | Memory: 32.00 GB physical, 366.49 GB virtual
Fr 31 Dez 00:10:27 2021 | | Disk: 930.71 GB total, 366.25 GB free
Fr 31 Dez 00:10:27 2021 | | Local time is UTC +1 hours
Fr 31 Dez 00:10:27 2021 | Asteroids@home | General prefs: from Asteroids@home (last modified 14-Mar-2020 19:56:11)
Fr 31 Dez 00:10:27 2021 | Asteroids@home | Host location: none
Fr 31 Dez 00:10:27 2021 | Asteroids@home | General prefs: using your defaults
Fr 31 Dez 00:10:27 2021 | | Reading preferences override file
Fr 31 Dez 00:10:27 2021 | | Preferences:
Fr 31 Dez 00:10:27 2021 | | max memory usage when active: 16384.00 MB
Fr 31 Dez 00:10:27 2021 | | max memory usage when idle: 26214.40 MB
Fr 31 Dez 00:10:27 2021 | | max disk usage: 10.00 GB
Fr 31 Dez 00:10:27 2021 | | max CPUs used: 2
Fr 31 Dez 00:10:27 2021 | | suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 50%
Fr 31 Dez 00:10:27 2021 | | (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
Fr 31 Dez 00:10:27 2021 | | Setting up project and slot directories
Fr 31 Dez 00:10:27 2021 | | Checking active tasks
Fr 31 Dez 00:10:27 2021 | Asteroids@home | URL http://asteroidsathome.net/boinc/; Computer ID 661136; resource share 100
Fr 31 Dez 00:10:27 2021 | Rosetta@home | URL https://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/; Computer ID 3778549; resource share 20
Fr 31 Dez 00:10:27 2021 | SETI@home | URL http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID not assigned yet; resource share 100
Fr 31 Dez 00:10:27 2021 | | Setting up GUI RPC socket
Fr 31 Dez 00:10:27 2021 | | Checking presence of 235 project files
Fr 31 Dez 00:10:27 2021 | Asteroids@home | Fetching scheduler list
Fr 31 Dez 00:10:33 2021 | SETI@home | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
Fr 31 Dez 00:10:33 2021 | SETI@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU and AMD/ATI GPU
Fr 31 Dez 00:10:35 2021 | SETI@home | Scheduler request failed: HTTP file not found
Fr 31 Dez 00:10:40 2021 | Rosetta@home | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
Fr 31 Dez 00:10:40 2021 | Rosetta@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU
Fr 31 Dez 00:10:41 2021 | Rosetta@home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
Fr 31 Dez 00:10:41 2021 | Rosetta@home | No tasks sent
Fr 31 Dez 00:10:41 2021 | Rosetta@home | Nachricht vom Server: VirtualBox is not installed
Fr 31 Dez 00:10:41 2021 | Rosetta@home | Project requested delay of 31 seconds
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Message 106617 - Posted: 31 Dec 2021, 0:23:03 UTC - in response to Message 106616.  

SETI@home shut down way back, (SETI@home), the asteroids@home project has been down (I think) for most of the year, (this thread), which just leaves rosetta@home. Not sure what's happening there at the moment.
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Message 106618 - Posted: 31 Dec 2021, 0:26:06 UTC

First thing SETI project is inactive and has no servers to connect to anymore.
Second, your BOINC version is not listed on the BOINC page so I don't know its build date but all of the BOINC clients started having an issue at the end of September because of an expired security certificate.
So a rushed 7.16.20 version was released to temp fix the issue but that was just for Windows.
Don't know anything about your MacOS version which has a later build version than what is listed on the BOINC site so maybe that issue has been fixed for MacOS already too.
If you enable http_debug in the cc_config file you would get much more detail about what the connection issue is.
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Message 106631 - Posted: 31 Dec 2021, 17:29:24 UTC - in response to Message 106618.  
Last modified: 31 Dec 2021, 17:30:34 UTC

Hey Keith,
thanks for answering.
So Seti is inactive, shame, I'll kick it from the projects then.
But the problem - as I wrote - is for all projects, not only Seti.
So, seems I'll just have to wait until a new version for MacOS is released.
Thank you!

Subject is closed then, as far as I'm concerned.
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Message 106636 - Posted: 31 Dec 2021, 23:03:54 UTC - in response to Message 106631.  

As I mentioned if you turn on http_debug flag in the Event Log options, and then do an update on all your projects, the Event Log will show detailed connection messages to each project.

Within those messages look for unable to connect messages because of no valid OpenSSL certificate or similar messages.

If that is the case you would need to upgrade the BOINC certs package. But I don't know how your MacOS BOINC is packaged. On traditional Linux hosts, the OpenSSL certs package is handled by the OS and not BOINC. So Linux hosts were never bothered too much by the expired root certificate issue at the end of September.

There was plenty of forum traffic on this topic in early October but I don't remember much if anything about what MacOS had issues with since I know nothing about the hardware or platform.
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