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Message 24790 - Posted: 8 May 2009, 9:03:40 UTC

hello, I've been running boinc forever without any problems. This past year I've run into a situation where boinc does a denial of service type attack on the allusers/apps/boinc directory by placing approx 65 thousand 0-byte files in the directory for no apparent reason (all named http_temp_x, x=1..65535). I read in these forums someone who wrote that this situation can be caused by setting custom graphics settings in the seti preferences web page which I had done. I reversed those changes back to standard settings and boinc did it again. Was running 647 but just upped it to 6620 to see if any improvement. Anyone else experiencing this? Can anyone help me resolve this? It takes many hours to delete these files once the directory get's filled up with them. It also tends to bog down the entire computer and causes boinc to fail to connect to client. Thanks...
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Message 24792 - Posted: 8 May 2009, 11:46:19 UTC

What projects are you doing? Just Seti?
Kathryn :o)
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Message 24798 - Posted: 8 May 2009, 17:21:55 UTC - in response to Message 24792.  

seti, einstein, LHC, wcg

PS - correction, there are upwards of 300,000+ of these empty files in the dir
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