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Message 514023 - Posted: 6 Feb 2007, 13:02:49 UTC

I am having trouble connecting to SETI. Everytime i try to connect to upload or download, i keep getting the following messages:-

06/02/2007 12:55:27|SETI@home|Started upload of file 10ap00ab.2527.4880.153388.3.215_0_0
06/02/2007 12:55:28|SETI@home|Started download of file 20ap00aa.5520.7808.640888.3.49
06/02/2007 12:55:48||Project communication failed: attempting access to reference site
06/02/2007 12:55:49||Access to reference site succeeded - project servers may be temporarily down.
06/02/2007 12:55:49|SETI@home|Temporarily failed upload of 10ap00ab.2527.4880.153388.3.215_0_0: http error
06/02/2007 12:55:49|SETI@home|Backing off 1 hours, 11 minutes and 19 seconds on upload of file 10ap00ab.2527.4880.153388.3.215_0_0
06/02/2007 12:55:50||Project communication failed: attempting access to reference site
06/02/2007 12:55:50|SETI@home|Temporarily failed download of 20ap00aa.5520.7808.640888.3.49: http error
06/02/2007 12:55:50|SETI@home|Backing off 5 minutes and 50 seconds on download of file 20ap00aa.5520.7808.640888.3.49
06/02/2007 12:55:51||Access to reference site succeeded - project servers may be temporarily down.

I have chacked the server status and nothing unusual there. What could be the problem???

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Message 514039 - Posted: 6 Feb 2007, 13:23:40 UTC - in response to Message 514023.  

I am having trouble connecting to SETI. Everytime i try to connect to upload or download, i keep getting the following messages:-
I have chacked the server status and nothing unusual there. What could be the problem??? :o)

For some people closing Boinc and then going to start, run, typing cmd and pressing enter. Then typing 'ipconfig /flushdns' and pressing enter. Then typing 'ipconfig /registerdns' and pressing enter, works to restart the up and downloading of units. Do NOT put the ' when you type the commands, I am using it as a seperator only. For others this does not work at all. They seem to be still working on the servers.

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Message 514046 - Posted: 6 Feb 2007, 13:33:02 UTC

Thanks. Restarted Boinc and it worked. I will remember that one for next time!

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Message 514086 - Posted: 6 Feb 2007, 14:38:42 UTC

Just to give a better reason why this works is that SETI is moving servers between different ISPs. So the IP changes. If an IP changes, usually when something already started (upload, download, report, or whatever contact it needed) your machine might be holding the old IP. So it can not find the new server's address. What Mikey showed was how to clear / reset this hold.

I wanted to give this explanation so that others that read this thread understand why people tell them to do these steps.

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Message 514232 - Posted: 6 Feb 2007, 21:44:24 UTC - in response to Message 514086.  
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Just to give a better reason why this works is that SETI is moving servers between different ISPs. So the IP changes. If an IP changes, usually when something already started (upload, download, report, or whatever contact it needed) your machine might be holding the old IP. So it can not find the new server's address. What Mikey showed was how to clear / reset this hold.
I wanted to give this explanation so that others that read this thread understand why people tell them to do these steps.
Happy Crunching!


Clear and concise and now I know WHY it works, thanks Pooh Bear!

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Message 514390 - Posted: 7 Feb 2007, 3:11:53 UTC - in response to Message 514232.  

Just to give a better reason why this works is that SETI is moving servers between different ISPs. So the IP changes. If an IP changes, usually when something already started (upload, download, report, or whatever contact it needed) your machine might be holding the old IP. So it can not find the new server's address. What Mikey showed was how to clear / reset this hold.
I wanted to give this explanation so that others that read this thread understand why people tell them to do these steps.
Happy Crunching!


Clear and concise and now I know WHY it works, thanks Pooh Bear!

And since they are having some trouble with the new ISP, the machines keep boincing around...


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Message 514453 - Posted: 7 Feb 2007, 5:38:16 UTC

System Status shows that Kryten et al are down.

Hope they didn't crash and burn on re-entry. :-)


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Message 514566 - Posted: 7 Feb 2007, 13:50:59 UTC - in response to Message 514086.  

Just to give a better reason why this works is that SETI is moving servers between different ISPs. So the IP changes. If an IP changes, usually when something already started (upload, download, report, or whatever contact it needed) your machine might be holding the old IP. So it can not find the new server's address. What Mikey showed was how to clear / reset this hold.

I wanted to give this explanation so that others that read this thread understand why people tell them to do these steps.

Happy Crunching!


Thanks for that. The more information about these things, the better understanding for everyone. Nice one! :o)
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Message 515089 - Posted: 8 Feb 2007, 23:42:26 UTC - in response to Message 514039.  

I am having trouble connecting to SETI. Everytime i try to connect to upload or download, i keep getting the following messages:-
I have chacked the server status and nothing unusual there. What could be the problem??? :o)


For some people closing Boinc and then going to start, run, typing cmd and pressing enter. Then typing 'ipconfig /flushdns' and pressing enter. Then typing 'ipconfig /registerdns' and pressing enter, works to restart the up and downloading of units. Do NOT put the ' when you type the commands, I am using it as a seperator only. For others this does not work at all. They seem to be still working on the servers.


I am sorry to say, that it didn't seem to work for me. In the next day or so I'm going to run out of work on both Seti and on Einstein. Since my connectivity to every other website is working, I am assuming that I haven't messed up anything here. I am running one of the optimized seti clients but the einstein client is stock. I am presuming that they don't trip over each other on connectivity issues.

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Message 515098 - Posted: 9 Feb 2007, 0:05:26 UTC - in response to Message 515089.  

I am having trouble connecting to SETI. Everytime i try to connect to upload or download, i keep getting the following messages:-
I have chacked the server status and nothing unusual there. What could be the problem??? :o)


For some people closing Boinc and then going to start, run, typing cmd and pressing enter. Then typing 'ipconfig /flushdns' and pressing enter. Then typing 'ipconfig /registerdns' and pressing enter, works to restart the up and downloading of units. Do NOT put the ' when you type the commands, I am using it as a seperator only. For others this does not work at all. They seem to be still working on the servers.


I am sorry to say, that it didn't seem to work for me. In the next day or so I'm going to run out of work on both Seti and on Einstein. Since my connectivity to every other website is working, I am assuming that I haven't messed up anything here. I am running one of the optimized seti clients but the einstein client is stock. I am presuming that they don't trip over each other on connectivity issues.

Tom

Is Einstein also having connectivity problems? If so, are the connections to the reference site also having trouble? If the reference site is having trouble, there is some problem that is local to your host, or to your ISP. Note that BOINC does not use your browsers connection to connect, it creates its own connection which is fairly often blocked by persona firewalls.


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Message 515474 - Posted: 9 Feb 2007, 23:21:09 UTC - in response to Message 515089.  

I am having trouble connecting to SETI. Everytime i try to connect to upload or download, i keep getting the following messages:-
I have chacked the server status and nothing unusual there. What could be the problem??? :o)


For some people closing Boinc and then going to start, run, typing cmd and pressing enter. Then typing 'ipconfig /flushdns' and pressing enter. Then typing 'ipconfig /registerdns' and pressing enter, works to restart the up and downloading of units. Do NOT put the ' when you type the commands, I am using it as a seperator only. For others this does not work at all. They seem to be still working on the servers.


I am sorry to say, that it didn't seem to work for me. In the next day or so I'm going to run out of work on both Seti and on Einstein. Since my connectivity to every other website is working, I am assuming that I haven't messed up anything here. I am running one of the optimized seti clients but the einstein client is stock. I am presuming that they don't trip over each other on connectivity issues.

Tom


The good news is that once it occurred to me that "shutting down" Bonic inlcuding stopping the service that was running it, the flush the dns appears to have worked. I had problems getting the service started again which I finally re-booted to get everyone on the same wave length, but it does appear that the problem was non-current IP addresses.

However, Einstein just came back with a non-communications error so whoever is managing the server will have to find out why it can't open some file or other...

Oh, well, for mostly volunteer projects except for the core staff, these things are running remarkably well.

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Message 515847 - Posted: 10 Feb 2007, 18:47:17 UTC - in response to Message 514039.  

I am having trouble connecting to SETI. Everytime i try to connect to upload or download, i keep getting the following messages:-
I have chacked the server status and nothing unusual there. What could be the problem??? :o)

For some people closing Boinc and then going to start, run, typing cmd and pressing enter. Then typing 'ipconfig /flushdns' and pressing enter. Then typing 'ipconfig /registerdns' and pressing enter, works to restart the up and downloading of units. Do NOT put the ' when you type the commands, I am using it as a seperator only. For others this does not work at all. They seem to be still working on the servers.



Thanks Mikey. That fixed the problem
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Message 515940 - Posted: 10 Feb 2007, 21:49:48 UTC - in response to Message 515847.  

I am having trouble connecting to SETI. Everytime i try to connect to upload or download, i keep getting the following messages:-
I have chacked the server status and nothing unusual there. What could be the problem??? :o)

For some people closing Boinc and then going to start, run, typing cmd and pressing enter. Then typing 'ipconfig /flushdns' and pressing enter. Then typing 'ipconfig /registerdns' and pressing enter, works to restart the up and downloading of units. Do NOT put the ' when you type the commands, I am using it as a seperator only. For others this does not work at all. They seem to be still working on the servers.



Thanks Mikey. That fixed the problem

No problem, glad it worked.
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Message 516914 - Posted: 13 Feb 2007, 6:08:10 UTC - in response to Message 514023.  
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[quote]I am having trouble connecting to SETI. Everytime i try to connect to upload or download, i keep getting the following messages:-

06/02/2007 12:55:27|SETI@home|Started upload of file 10ap00ab.2527.4880.153388.3.215_0_0
06/02/2007 12:55:28|SETI@home|Started download of file 20ap00aa.5520.7808.640888.3.49
06/02/2007 12:55:48||Project communication failed: attempting access to reference site
06/02/2007 12:55:49||Access to reference site succeeded - project servers may be temporarily down.
06/02/2007 12:55:49|SETI@home|Temporarily failed upload of 10ap00ab.2527.4880.153388.3.215_0_0: http error
06/02/2007 12:55:49|SETI@home|Backing off 1 hours, 11 minutes and 19 seconds on upload of file 10ap00ab.2527.4880.153388.3.215_0_0
06/02/2007 12:55:50||Project communication failed: attempting access to reference site
06/02/2007 12:55:50|SETI@home|Temporarily failed download of 20ap00aa.5520.7808.640888.3.49: http error
06/02/2007 12:55:50|SETI@home|Backing off 5 minutes and 50 seconds on download of file 20ap00aa.5520.7808.640888.3.49
06/02/2007 12:55:51||Access to reference site succeeded - project servers may be temporarily down.

I have chacked the server status and nothing unusual there. What could be the problem???

All that you are proposing, doesn't work on my computer. Can you tell me, what i should do more, that upload works properly. (The downloads works well!)
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Message 516934 - Posted: 13 Feb 2007, 8:58:49 UTC - in response to Message 516914.  

Can you tell me, what i should do more, that upload works properly.

Exit BOINC. Then restart it.
Failing that, reboot your computer, or reboot your modem if it has it's own power supply.

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Message 516999 - Posted: 13 Feb 2007, 15:03:13 UTC - in response to Message 516934.  

Can you tell me, what i should do more, that upload works properly.

Exit BOINC. Then restart it.
Failing that, reboot your computer, or reboot your modem if it has it's own power supply.

BOINC 5.8.11 helps a great deal.


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Message 518675 - Posted: 17 Feb 2007, 10:53:39 UTC

I have tried all the proposed things. All that doesn't solve the problem. My computer cannot connect to the upload-servers at seti.
Can anyone help me?
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Message 518844 - Posted: 17 Feb 2007, 18:36:33 UTC - in response to Message 518675.  
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I have tried all the proposed things. All that doesn't solve the problem. My computer cannot connect to the upload-servers at seti.
Can anyone help me?

Actually both of your computers connected to Seti on the 13th and downloaded units. One of your computers is using 5.4.9 and the other is using version 5.4.11 of Boinc. Updating both computers to version 5.8.11 should help.
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Message 518850 - Posted: 17 Feb 2007, 18:48:28 UTC - in response to Message 518844.  

I have tried all the proposed things. All that doesn't solve the problem. My computer cannot connect to the upload-servers at seti.
Can anyone help me?

Actually both of your computers connected to Seti on the 13th and downloaded units. One of your computers is using 5.4.9 and the other is using version 5.4.11 of Boinc. Updating both computers to version 5.8.11 should help.


Actually I'm having the same problem. Tried the dns thing, no luck. Saw that there was a new client, d/l and installed it, still no luck. Any thoughts or ideas. I'm on both SETI and Einstein, but having no problems with Einstein at the moment, just SETI.

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Message 518862 - Posted: 17 Feb 2007, 19:31:06 UTC

Okay, it would seem that my problem decided to ake and ass of me and resolve itself shortly after I posted that I tto was having a problem. Will keep an eye on it and see if the problem recurs.

thanks anyways foilks.
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