Why does BOINC suddenly stop working for days at a time?

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Chantal

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Message 4088 - Posted: 26 Apr 2006, 22:36:59 UTC

I'm not doing anything different. Somedays it works fine, other days when I open it up, nothing happens. Nothing even shows up in Projects, Work, Messages, anywhere. Can't get more work. Won't connect to the host website. And this happens a lot! I liked SETI so much better. It actually worked. WHAT IS UP??
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Message 4090 - Posted: 27 Apr 2006, 3:57:35 UTC

BOINC is in 2 parts. Those are the symptoms of the gui not being able to 'talk' to the client/worker/daemon.
If they CAN talk, it will say: "Connected to localclient" in the bottom right corner of the gui.

If it says something else, click on "Select computer" in menu/File.
Then click: "OK" with NOTHING in either entry in the popup.

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Message 4093 - Posted: 27 Apr 2006, 11:12:44 UTC

When the problems occur does it say "connected to localhost", or "disconnected" on the very bottom bar of the boinc manager???
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Message 4112 - Posted: 28 Apr 2006, 2:39:29 UTC - in response to Message 4093.  

When the problems occur does it say "connected to localhost", or "disconnected" on the very bottom bar of the boinc manager???



It says it's disconnected. But it's not an internet problem...
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Message 4113 - Posted: 28 Apr 2006, 5:51:32 UTC

It says it's disconnected. But it's not an internet problem...


Exactly. It's just that the gui is disconnected from the worker.
Did you try: "select computer, etc, as I posted before?


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Message 4116 - Posted: 28 Apr 2006, 15:19:49 UTC

I'm having the same problem. Everything was working correctly this morning. I had to reboot, and now nothing. I put "localhost" in for Host Name, and I get an error "BONIC Manager is not able to connect to a BONIC client."

Also, I tried to login to the message board with my email and password, and it didn't know me. And, it also didn't recognize my Account ID.
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Message 4117 - Posted: 28 Apr 2006, 15:33:40 UTC - in response to Message 4116.  

Just did a cold boot, and now it's working. Computers, gota love 'em.


I'm having the same problem. Everything was working correctly this morning. I had to reboot, and now nothing. I put "localhost" in for Host Name, and I get an error "BONIC Manager is not able to connect to a BONIC client."

Also, I tried to login to the message board with my email and password, and it didn't know me. And, it also didn't recognize my Account ID.


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Message 4164 - Posted: 1 May 2006, 22:59:40 UTC - in response to Message 4113.  

It says it's disconnected. But it's not an internet problem...


Exactly. It's just that the gui is disconnected from the worker.
Did you try: "select computer, etc, as I posted before?


Yes, but no help. Here's what it is saying right now:
BOINC Manager - Connection Failed.
BOINC Manager is not able to connect to a BOINC client. Would you like to try to connect again?
I can keep clicking yes, but it won't help. I also tried it using "local host" in the host name, but that doesn't work either.
This seems to happen weekly. Any thoughts?
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Message 4167 - Posted: 2 May 2006, 0:07:31 UTC

I'm guessing you've done a MS update recently. Try a Cold boot (not just restart). Failing that you might download/install a 5.4.x version of boinc. This will use a different port from 5.2.13 which MS has decided to steal from boinc, thus stopping the intercommunication between the daemon and the manager.
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Message 4292 - Posted: 11 May 2006, 21:20:17 UTC - in response to Message 4167.  

I'm guessing you've done a MS update recently. Try a Cold boot (not just restart). Failing that you might download/install a 5.4.x version of boinc. This will use a different port from 5.2.13 which MS has decided to steal from boinc, thus stopping the intercommunication between the daemon and the manager.


Same problem here, disconnected after running 5.2.8 for many months. Updated to 5.2.13, no improvement. Can't find 5.4.x. Suggestions?

Thanks
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Message 4295 - Posted: 11 May 2006, 22:54:18 UTC

Boinc client software

NOTE: Developmental software is just that, developmental and they do contain bugs of some sort, use at your own risk. See Eula and warnings on screen.
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Message 4303 - Posted: 12 May 2006, 14:13:19 UTC - in response to Message 4295.  

Boinc client software

NOTE: Developmental software is just that, developmental and they do contain bugs of some sort, use at your own risk. See Eula and warnings on screen.


New software works fine! Thanks for the link.
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