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Mippi

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Message 105807 - Posted: 19 Oct 2021, 12:48:44 UTC
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Hi,
I have a very simple problem, but I don't know how to solve it. I use Bonic Manager to connect my computers remotely. Each name/address is remembered by the software and I have pretty long list now. Can anybody know how I can clear the list of hostnames? I cannot find such option neither in the GUI nor I cannot identify any file in which the data can be stored.
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Richard Haselgrove
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Message 105808 - Posted: 19 Oct 2021, 12:57:50 UTC - in response to Message 105807.  

Assuming you're asking about BOINC running on Windows, the computer names are stored in the Registry, in a MRU (Most Recently Used) list.

The list is held at

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Space Sciences Laboratory, U.C. Berkeley\BOINC Manager\ComputerMRU]
and can be managed using the Windows utility regedit. Be very careful not to make any unintended changes to other registry keys or values while you're there - indiscriminate editing of the registry can be dangerous.
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Message 105824 - Posted: 22 Oct 2021, 0:21:44 UTC - in response to Message 105808.  

Thanks for your reply. I use Linux, so I don't have any registry. Maybe you know how to clear it in Linux version....
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Les Bayliss
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Message 105826 - Posted: 22 Oct 2021, 2:40:21 UTC

I don't use remote access, but this sample file is in my Mint Linux:

/var/lib/boinc-client/remote_hosts.cfg

It contains:
# This file contains a list of hostnames or IP addresses (one per line)
# of remote hosts, that are allowed to connect and to control the local
# BOINC core client via GUI RPCs.
# Lines beginning with a # or a ; are treated like comments and will be
# ignored.
#
#host.example.com
#192.168.0.180
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Message 105828 - Posted: 22 Oct 2021, 7:10:42 UTC - in response to Message 105824.  

Now you're asking ...

There's a hidden file

.BOINC Manager
in your home folder. That contains the section

[ComputerMRU]
about 20 lines in.
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Message 105835 - Posted: 23 Oct 2021, 3:30:09 UTC - in response to Message 105828.  

Thanks, this is exactly what I was looking for:)
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