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Saul

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Message 12718 - Posted: 24 Sep 2007, 12:26:00 UTC

I am a new user. I have use a dial-up modem, and I run Windows XP. BOINC seems to work fine as long as I am connected to my ISP. When I am not connected, transfers don't work, although I have I have set the preferences to NOT require confirmation before dialing, and I have listed my ISP as the default connection.

I get messages like those below, over and over. When I manually connect to my ISP, all the transfers get done immediately.

9/24/2007 5:21:10 AM|ABC@home|[file_xfer] Started upload of file abc_wu_1197663910000_350000_1_0
9/24/2007 5:21:12 AM|ABC@home|[file_xfer] Temporarily failed upload of abc_wu_1197289410000_350000_0_0: can't resolve hostname
9/24/2007 5:21:12 AM|ABC@home|Backing off 1 min 0 sec on upload of file abc_wu_1197289410000_350000_0_0
9/24/2007 5:21:12 AM|ABC@home|[file_xfer] Temporarily failed upload of abc_wu_1197663910000_350000_1_0: can't resolve hostname
9/24/2007 5:21:12 AM|ABC@home|Backing off 1 min 0 sec on upload of file abc_wu_1197663910000_350000_1_0
9/24/2007 5:21:58 AM|ABC@home|Sending scheduler request: To fetch work
9/24/2007 5:21:58 AM|ABC@home|Requesting 29781 seconds of new work, and reporting 1 completed tasks
9/24/2007 5:22:04 AM|ABC@home|Scheduler request failed: couldn't resolve host name
9/24/2007 5:22:04 AM|ABC@home|Deferring communication for 1 min 0 sec
9/24/2007 5:22:04 AM|ABC@home|Reason: scheduler request failed
9/24/2007 5:22:12 AM|ABC@home|[file_xfer] Started upload of file abc_wu_1197289410000_350000_0_0
9/24/2007 5:22:12 AM|ABC@home|[file_xfer] Started upload of file abc_wu_1197663910000_350000_1_0
9/24/2007 5:22:14 AM|ABC@home|[file_xfer] Temporarily failed upload of abc_wu_1197289410000_350000_0_0: can't resolve hostname

What can I do to get BOINC to dial up?
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PaperDragon

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Message 12719 - Posted: 24 Sep 2007, 17:10:25 UTC

I have listed my ISP as the default connection


When you say listed as default connection, do you mean in IE options or in BOINC options?

To check the BOINC options, go to Advanced View then:
Select from drop menues 'Advance' > 'Options' > 'Connection Tab'
Make sure that your ISP is select as default here.
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Saul

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Message 12720 - Posted: 24 Sep 2007, 17:44:43 UTC

Thanks, but I meant in BOINC options. Have you another suggestion?
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SekeRob

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Message 12723 - Posted: 24 Sep 2007, 18:37:07 UTC - in response to Message 12720.  

Thanks, but I meant in BOINC options. Have you another suggestion?

Per Wiki: http://www.boinc-wiki.info/Can't_resolve_hostname_'(host-name)'_host_not_found
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Nicolas

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Message 12724 - Posted: 24 Sep 2007, 19:29:53 UTC - in response to Message 12723.  

Thanks, but I meant in BOINC options. Have you another suggestion?

Per Wiki: http://www.boinc-wiki.info/Can't_resolve_hostname_'(host-name)'_host_not_found

Well, that's not very useful. The reason for the message is that he is disconnected from Internet, so it's quite obvious hostnames won't resolve. The problem is he set BOINC to automatically connect to Internet, and it's not doing so.
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SekeRob

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Message 12725 - Posted: 24 Sep 2007, 20:37:26 UTC - in response to Message 12724.  

Thanks, but I meant in BOINC options. Have you another suggestion?

Per Wiki: http://www.boinc-wiki.info/Can't_resolve_hostname_'(host-name)'_host_not_found

Well, that's not very useful. The reason for the message is that he is disconnected from Internet, so it's quite obvious hostnames won't resolve. The problem is he set BOINC to automatically connect to Internet, and it's not doing so.

No it does not, not with Saul and not with me if one sets up for dial up and that's on the 'recommended' 5.10.20 version. The log does not even bother to tell that a dial up connection is or will be initiated and goes straight to:

24-9-2007 22:24:07|ABC@home|Sending scheduler request: Requested by user
24-9-2007 22:24:07|ABC@home|(not requesting new work or reporting completed tasks)
24-9-2007 22:24:13|ABC@home|Scheduler request failed: couldn't resolve host name
24-9-2007 22:24:13|ABC@home|Deferring communication for 1 min 0 sec
24-9-2007 22:24:13|ABC@home|Reason: scheduler request failed
24-9-2007 22:24:29|ABC@home|[file_xfer] Started upload of file abc_wu_1207326010000_350000_0_0
24-9-2007 22:24:30|ABC@home|[file_xfer] Temporarily failed upload of abc_wu_1207326010000_350000_0_0: can't resolve hostname
24-9-2007 22:24:30|ABC@home|Backing off 1 min 0 sec on upload of file abc_wu_1207326010000_350000_0_0

Opposed, if you tell it to ask for permission before dialling, it will ask in a pop-up and .... will neither.
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