Master file fetch failure

log in

Advanced search

Questions and Answers : Windows : Master file fetch failure

Author Message
j. kev
Send message
Joined: 3 Aug 99
Posts: 1
Credit: 6,276
RAC: 0
United States
Message 1610 - Posted: 25 Jun 2004, 1:45:09 UTC

This is my first shot at running the BOINC version
from a Win ME client. My account was transferred
over; I received the new account number/hash; but any
attempt to attach to my (first) project fails with
the error...

Master file fetch failed

... in the log file; and the error...

BOINC couldn't get main page for
Please check the URL and try again.

... in a pop-up window.

I use as the project
URL. No "cgi-bin", nothing else.

Is this merely server overload, or is something else
going on? It didn't say "server overload"; it said
it couldn't get there. What gives?

Send message
Joined: 14 Nov 02
Posts: 14
Credit: 271,431
RAC: 35
United States
Message 1613 - Posted: 25 Jun 2004, 1:51:13 UTC

John McLeod VII
Volunteer developer
Volunteer tester
Send message
Joined: 15 Jul 99
Posts: 24806
Credit: 742,292
RAC: 403
United States
Message 1621 - Posted: 25 Jun 2004, 2:06:22 UTC - in response to Message 1613.

Ummmm. No. This is the old address, and has been changed, he was using the correct one the first time. Several possibilities. First, the servers may be overloaded. But if you cannot ping the url, then there may be a firewall/router/proxy with a bad setting in the way.

Questions and Answers : Windows : Master file fetch failure

Copyright © 2016 University of California