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Zmey Petroff
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Message 7564 - Posted: 14 Jul 2004, 6:00:02 UTC

When the BOINC client fails to connect to the server for several times, it inserts delays between connection attempts. This is quite reasonable for standalone work, but could there be a way to force connection?

In SETI@Home Classic you could just dial your modem and then tell the client to "Connect now". BOINC version puts a delay even if I tell it to update project NOW. I am on a modem with autodial disabled, so when SETI@home tries to connect, it fails, and consequently increases the delay (yes, I know about the "suspend network activity" option, but I always forget to turn it on). When I see that the client needs to contact the server, I manually connect to the net, tell it to update the project, and it says back: "Suspending connection for 1 hour 42 minutes"!

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Message 7594 - Posted: 14 Jul 2004, 8:04:22 UTC

Updating manually is the way to "force" a connection. But updating the project manually will have no effect if the servers are stuffed. If they want to back you off if you try a manual update, there's nothing you can do short of another update.


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Message 8158 - Posted: 15 Jul 2004, 4:58:11 UTC - in response to Message 7594.

> But updating the
> project manually will have no effect if the servers are stuffed. If they want
> to back you off if you try a manual update, there's nothing you can do short
> of another update.

The BOINC client thinks it has been backed off by the server even if the computer is not connected to the net at all. :) Then, even when you do manual update, the client says it is suspending the connection for, say, 1 hour 42 minutes. This has nothing to do with stuffed servers.

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Message 8190 - Posted: 15 Jul 2004, 6:38:09 UTC

Hi

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... but could there be a way to force connection?
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on the Projects - Tab
right mouse button on the project you want to force
a small menu apperas, having "Update" or "Update (retry now)" in the second line. Try clicking this line :-)

if you want to retry sending a single result that has failed once ore more: Try a similar way in the Transfer - Tab.

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GriLLe
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