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anon.4300

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Message 111116 - Posted: 24 Feb 2023, 23:19:09 UTC

where the heck is it pulling this url from ?

when selected all prefs immediately change to 100 and not the values associated with Boinc Bam account for instance...

doing a recon on the domain I see the following:
Registry Domain ID: D206654128-CNIC
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.namecheap.com
Registrar URL: https://namecheap.com
Updated Date: 2022-10-21T11:12:45.0Z
Creation Date: 2020-11-01T14:13:26.0Z
Registry Expiry Date: 2023-11-01T23:59:59.0Z
Registrar: Namecheap

Hostname IP Address Type Reverse DNS Netblock Owner Country
mma.xyz 13.127.82.163 A ec2-13-127-82-163.ap-south-1.compute.amazonaws.com AMAZON-02 India
cp.mma.xyz 13.127.82.163 A ec2-13-127-82-163.ap-south-1.compute.amazonaws.com AMAZON-02 India
dns1.registrar-servers.com. 156.154.132.200 NS dns1.registrar-servers.com SECURITYSERVICES United States
dns2.registrar-servers.com. 156.154.133.200 NS dns2.namecheaphosting.com SECURITYSERVICES United States
10 alt3.aspmx.l.google.com. 142.250.27.26 MX ra-in-f26.1e100.net GOOGLE United States
10 alt4.aspmx.l.google.com. 142.250.153.27 MX ea-in-f27.1e100.net GOOGLE United States
5 alt1.aspmx.l.google.com. 209.85.202.26 MX dg-in-f26.1e100.net GOOGLE United States
5 alt2.aspmx.l.google.com. 64.233.184.27 MX wa-in-f27.1e100.net GOOGLE United States
1 aspmx.l.google.com. 142.251.163.26 MX wv-in-f26.1e100.net GOOGLE United States

So what the heck and why is web preferences pointing to this ?
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Richard Haselgrove
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Message 111120 - Posted: 25 Feb 2023, 9:56:10 UTC - in response to Message 111116.  

The url is supposed to come from the last project where you made a change to your global computing preferences. It's stored in the file 'global_prefs.xml', together with a <mod_time> (unix timestamp) which shows when the last change was made.

But I can't find any current BOINC project with the address 'https://mma.xyz/boinc'. Perhaps you joined a short-lived BOINC experiment?

I suggest you visit the website of one of your current projects: make an alteration (or create a new set of preferences) there; update your client from that project; check that the live project is now shown in the dialog; and move on from there.
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Message 111122 - Posted: 25 Feb 2023, 15:35:34 UTC - in response to Message 111116.  

Since he is using Boincstats Bam account manager he should report this to Willy at BOINCstats forums:
BAM! Bug Report
Found a bug in BOINCstats BAM? Post it here.


I suspect that BOINCstats has a misconfigured web url for the project The Ramanujan Machine which has a similar url of https://rnma.xyz/boinc/
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Message 111127 - Posted: 26 Feb 2023, 14:44:23 UTC - in response to Message 111122.  

Agreed Dr Who, found the same url, lets see what we can see:

Another namecheap reg from IS - Iceland... through cloudflare in the US.
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Profile Jord
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Message 111128 - Posted: 26 Feb 2023, 17:13:38 UTC - in response to Message 111122.  

Writing an 'r' next an 'n' may make it look on some screens and in some fonts as if it's an 'm'. rn or m, so I think they didn't copy the URL but typed it over, wrong.
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