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Message 628255 - Posted: 28 Aug 2007, 8:52:32 UTC

Hey all, is ther SETI servers down? Because I don't seem to be able to download ANYTHING!!! :(

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Message 628280 - Posted: 28 Aug 2007, 11:04:09 UTC

It would help if we could see some relevant messages from the messages tab.

Yes, there have been some problems with the servers recently, but there are also other things that can go wrong.
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Message 628394 - Posted: 28 Aug 2007, 15:41:30 UTC
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Looks like your computer managed to download a few workunits shortly after you posted this message. Sometimes you just need to give it a bit of time.

Happy crunching! :-)

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Message 630382 - Posted: 31 Aug 2007, 20:29:36 UTC

I'm new & probably not doing something correctly. I can't seem to connect to the SETI project server. Here are my recent messages. When I click "update" I get a message that says that communication is deferred.


8/31/2007 3:19:44 PM|SETI@home|Deferring communication for 11 sec
8/31/2007 3:19:44 PM|SETI@home|Reason: requested by project
8/31/2007 3:19:47 PM|SETI@home|[file_xfer] Started download of file setiathome-5.27_COPYING
8/31/2007 3:20:07 PM||Project communication failed: attempting access to reference site
8/31/2007 3:20:07 PM|SETI@home|[file_xfer] Temporarily failed download of setiathome-5.27_COPYING: system connect
8/31/2007 3:20:07 PM|SETI@home|Backing off 3 min 24 sec on download of file setiathome-5.27_COPYING
8/31/2007 3:20:08 PM||Access to reference site succeeded - project servers may be temporarily down.
8/31/2007 3:23:32 PM|SETI@home|[file_xfer] Started download of file setiathome-5.27_COPYING
8/31/2007 3:23:52 PM||Project communication failed: attempting access to reference site
8/31/2007 3:23:52 PM|SETI@home|[file_xfer] Temporarily failed download of setiathome-5.27_COPYING: system connect
8/31/2007 3:23:52 PM|SETI@home|Backing off 45 min 31 sec on download of file setiathome-5.27_COPYING
8/31/2007 3:23:53 PM||Access to reference site succeeded - project servers may be temporarily down.
8/31/2007 3:24:23 PM|SETI@home|[file_xfer] Started download of file 11mr07ab.14093.9070.8.5.161
8/31/2007 3:24:43 PM||Project communication failed: attempting access to reference site
8/31/2007 3:24:43 PM|SETI@home|[file_xfer] Temporarily failed download of 11mr07ab.14093.9070.8.5.161: system connect
8/31/2007 3:24:43 PM|SETI@home|Backing off 12 min 52 sec on download of file 11mr07ab.14093.9070.8.5.161
8/31/2007 3:24:45 PM||Access to reference site succeeded - project servers may be temporarily down.
8/31/2007 3:24:57 PM|SETI@home|[file_xfer] Started download of file setiathome-5.27_AUTHORS
8/31/2007 3:25:15 PM|SETI@home|Sending scheduler request: Requested by user
8/31/2007 3:25:15 PM|SETI@home|(not requesting new work or reporting completed tasks)
8/31/2007 3:25:20 PM|SETI@home|Scheduler RPC succeeded [server version 511]
8/31/2007 3:25:20 PM|SETI@home|Deferring communication for 11 sec
8/31/2007 3:25:20 PM|SETI@home|Reason: requested by project
8/31/2007 3:25:28 PM|SETI@home|[file_xfer] Started download of file libfftw3f-3-1-1a_upx.dll
8/31/2007 3:25:48 PM||Project communication failed: attempting access to reference site
8/31/2007 3:25:48 PM|SETI@home|[file_xfer] Temporarily failed download of libfftw3f-3-1-1a_upx.dll: system connect
8/31/2007 3:25:48 PM|SETI@home|Backing off 9 min 51 sec on download of file libfftw3f-3-1-1a_upx.dll
8/31/2007 3:25:49 PM||Access to reference site succeeded - project servers may be temporarily down.


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Message 630518 - Posted: 1 Sep 2007, 0:15:16 UTC - in response to Message 630382.

I'm new & probably not doing something correctly. I can't seem to connect to the SETI project server. Here are my recent messages. When I click "update" I get a message that says that communication is deferred.


8/31/2007 3:19:44 PM|SETI@home|Deferring communication for 11 sec
8/31/2007 3:19:44 PM|SETI@home|Reason: requested by project
8/31/2007 3:19:47 PM|SETI@home|[file_xfer] Started download of file setiathome-5.27_COPYING
8/31/2007 3:20:07 PM||Project communication failed: attempting access to reference site
8/31/2007 3:20:07 PM|SETI@home|[file_xfer] Temporarily failed download of setiathome-5.27_COPYING: system connect
8/31/2007 3:20:07 PM|SETI@home|Backing off 3 min 24 sec on download of file setiathome-5.27_COPYING
8/31/2007 3:20:08 PM||Access to reference site succeeded - project servers may be temporarily down.
8/31/2007 3:23:32 PM|SETI@home|[file_xfer] Started download of file setiathome-5.27_COPYING
8/31/2007 3:23:52 PM||Project communication failed: attempting access to reference site
8/31/2007 3:23:52 PM|SETI@home|[file_xfer] Temporarily failed download of setiathome-5.27_COPYING: system connect
8/31/2007 3:23:52 PM|SETI@home|Backing off 45 min 31 sec on download of file setiathome-5.27_COPYING
8/31/2007 3:23:53 PM||Access to reference site succeeded - project servers may be temporarily down.
8/31/2007 3:24:23 PM|SETI@home|[file_xfer] Started download of file 11mr07ab.14093.9070.8.5.161
8/31/2007 3:24:43 PM||Project communication failed: attempting access to reference site
8/31/2007 3:24:43 PM|SETI@home|[file_xfer] Temporarily failed download of 11mr07ab.14093.9070.8.5.161: system connect
8/31/2007 3:24:43 PM|SETI@home|Backing off 12 min 52 sec on download of file 11mr07ab.14093.9070.8.5.161
8/31/2007 3:24:45 PM||Access to reference site succeeded - project servers may be temporarily down.
8/31/2007 3:24:57 PM|SETI@home|[file_xfer] Started download of file setiathome-5.27_AUTHORS
8/31/2007 3:25:15 PM|SETI@home|Sending scheduler request: Requested by user
8/31/2007 3:25:15 PM|SETI@home|(not requesting new work or reporting completed tasks)
8/31/2007 3:25:20 PM|SETI@home|Scheduler RPC succeeded [server version 511]
8/31/2007 3:25:20 PM|SETI@home|Deferring communication for 11 sec
8/31/2007 3:25:20 PM|SETI@home|Reason: requested by project
8/31/2007 3:25:28 PM|SETI@home|[file_xfer] Started download of file libfftw3f-3-1-1a_upx.dll
8/31/2007 3:25:48 PM||Project communication failed: attempting access to reference site
8/31/2007 3:25:48 PM|SETI@home|[file_xfer] Temporarily failed download of libfftw3f-3-1-1a_upx.dll: system connect
8/31/2007 3:25:48 PM|SETI@home|Backing off 9 min 51 sec on download of file libfftw3f-3-1-1a_upx.dll
8/31/2007 3:25:49 PM||Access to reference site succeeded - project servers may be temporarily down.


Any advice would be appreciated.

Try the following to see if it works:

1) Stop BOINC.
2) from a DOS prompt type ipconfig /flushdns
3) Start BOINC.

This works in some cases.
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Message 630531 - Posted: 1 Sep 2007, 0:23:09 UTC - in response to Message 630518.

Try the following to see if it works:

1) Stop BOINC.
2) from a DOS prompt type ipconfig /flushdns
3) Start BOINC.

This works in some cases.


Done. No love. Any other ideas?

8/31/2007 7:21:27 PM||Starting BOINC client version 5.10.13 for windows_intelx86
8/31/2007 7:21:27 PM||log flags: task, file_xfer, sched_ops
8/31/2007 7:21:27 PM||Libraries: libcurl/7.16.1 OpenSSL/0.9.8e zlib/1.2.3
8/31/2007 7:21:27 PM||Data directory: C:\\Program Files\\BOINC
8/31/2007 7:21:27 PM||Processor: 2 AuthenticAMD AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+ [x86 Family 15 Model 43 Stepping 1]
8/31/2007 7:21:27 PM||Processor features: fpu tsc pae nx sse sse2 3dnow mmx
8/31/2007 7:21:27 PM||Memory: 2.94 GB physical, 4.73 GB virtual
8/31/2007 7:21:27 PM||Disk: 224.32 GB total, 55.20 GB free
8/31/2007 7:21:27 PM|SETI@home|URL: http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID: 3751110; location: (none); project prefs: default
8/31/2007 7:21:27 PM||General prefs: from SETI@home (last modified 2007-08-31 15:16:02)
8/31/2007 7:21:27 PM||Host location: none
8/31/2007 7:21:27 PM||General prefs: using your defaults
8/31/2007 7:21:27 PM||Reading preferences override file
8/31/2007 7:21:27 PM||Preferences limit memory usage when active to 751.62MB
8/31/2007 7:21:27 PM||Preferences limit memory usage when idle to 2705.83MB
8/31/2007 7:21:27 PM||Preferences limit disk usage to 9.31GB
8/31/2007 7:21:32 PM|SETI@home|Sending scheduler request: Requested by user
8/31/2007 7:21:32 PM|SETI@home|(not requesting new work or reporting completed tasks)
8/31/2007 7:21:37 PM|SETI@home|Scheduler RPC succeeded [server version 511]
8/31/2007 7:21:37 PM|SETI@home|Deferring communication for 11 sec
8/31/2007 7:21:37 PM|SETI@home|Reason: requested by project
8/31/2007 7:21:58 PM|SETI@home|[file_xfer] Started download of file libfftw3f-3-1-1a_upx.dll
8/31/2007 7:22:18 PM||Project communication failed: attempting access to reference site
8/31/2007 7:22:18 PM|SETI@home|[file_xfer] Temporarily failed download of libfftw3f-3-1-1a_upx.dll: system connect
8/31/2007 7:22:18 PM|SETI@home|Backing off 14 min 46 sec on download of file libfftw3f-3-1-1a_upx.dll
8/31/2007 7:22:19 PM||Access to reference site succeeded - project servers may be temporarily down.

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Message 630868 - Posted: 1 Sep 2007, 8:44:22 UTC

hi

i have here the same problem...
i get the error :system connect

my os is vista64 home basic

all other software works fine (ie,steam half_life download)

i go crazy here in some minutes...

all ideas are wellcome ;)


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Message 630901 - Posted: 1 Sep 2007, 9:59:46 UTC

I have also been having trouble downloading from Seti servers even though Rosetta is working fine and I can download from them.

01/09/2007 10:46:19||Starting BOINC client version 5.8.16 for windows_intelx86
01/09/2007 10:46:19||log flags: task, file_xfer, sched_ops
01/09/2007 10:46:19||Libraries: libcurl/7.16.0 OpenSSL/0.9.8a zlib/1.2.3
01/09/2007 10:46:19||Data directory: C:\\Program Files\\BOINC
01/09/2007 10:46:19||Processor: 2 AuthenticAMD AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4600+ [x86 Family 15 Model 75 Stepping 2] [fpu tsc pae nx sse sse2 3dnow mmx]
01/09/2007 10:46:19||Memory: 2.00 GB physical, 3.85 GB virtual
01/09/2007 10:46:19||Disk: 279.45 GB total, 254.98 GB free
01/09/2007 10:46:19|rosetta@home|URL: http://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/; Computer ID: 523531; location: home; project prefs: default
01/09/2007 10:46:19|SETI@home|URL: http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID: 3432969; location: home; project prefs: default
01/09/2007 10:46:19||General prefs: from SETI@home (last modified 2007-08-10 12:11:24)
01/09/2007 10:46:19||Host location: home
01/09/2007 10:46:19||General prefs: no separate prefs for home; using your defaults
01/09/2007 10:46:20|SETI@home|[file_xfer] Started download of file 10ja07aa.4510.172550.9.5.97
01/09/2007 10:46:20|SETI@home|[file_xfer] Started download of file 11mr07ac.2489.72.9.5.30
01/09/2007 10:46:20|rosetta@home|Restarting task 2ci2I_SEARCH_PAIRINGS_ROUND2_RESCORE_.0075_SAVE_ALL_OUT_-2ci2I-_BARCODE__2049_2596_0 using rosetta_beta version 577
01/09/2007 10:46:20|SETI@home|Restarting task 11mr07ab.7803.7843.4.5.129_2 using setiathome_enhanced version 527
01/09/2007 10:46:42||Project communication failed: attempting access to reference site
01/09/2007 10:46:42|SETI@home|[file_xfer] Temporarily failed download of 10ja07aa.4510.172550.9.5.97: system connect
01/09/2007 10:46:42|SETI@home|Backing off 1 min 0 sec on download of file 10ja07aa.4510.172550.9.5.97
01/09/2007 10:46:42|SETI@home|[file_xfer] Temporarily failed download of 11mr07ac.2489.72.9.5.30: system connect
01/09/2007 10:46:42|SETI@home|Backing off 1 min 0 sec on download of file 11mr07ac.2489.72.9.5.30
01/09/2007 10:46:43|SETI@home|[file_xfer] Started download of file 11mr07ab.6752.19704.3.5.170
01/09/2007 10:46:43|SETI@home|[file_xfer] Started download of file 11mr07ab.27573.1299.16.5.35
01/09/2007 10:46:44||Access to reference site succeeded - project servers may be temporarily down.
01/09/2007 10:47:05||Project communication failed: attempting access to reference site
01/09/2007 10:47:05|SETI@home|[file_xfer] Temporarily failed download of 11mr07ab.6752.19704.3.5.170: system connect
01/09/2007 10:47:05|SETI@home|Backing off 37 min 37 sec on download of file 11mr07ab.6752.19704.3.5.170
01/09/2007 10:47:05|SETI@home|[file_xfer] Temporarily failed download of 11mr07ab.27573.1299.16.5.35: system connect
01/09/2007 10:47:05|SETI@home|Backing off 2 hr 56 min 2 sec on download of file 11mr07ab.27573.1299.16.5.35
01/09/2007 10:47:06||Access to reference site succeeded - project servers may be temporarily down.
01/09/2007 10:47:42|SETI@home|[file_xfer] Started download of file 10ja07aa.4510.172550.9.5.97
01/09/2007 10:47:42|SETI@home|[file_xfer] Started download of file 11mr07ac.2489.72.9.5.30
01/09/2007 10:48:04||Project communication failed: attempting access to reference site
01/09/2007 10:48:04|SETI@home|[file_xfer] Temporarily failed download of 10ja07aa.4510.172550.9.5.97: system connect
01/09/2007 10:48:04|SETI@home|Backing off 1 min 0 sec on download of file 10ja07aa.4510.172550.9.5.97
01/09/2007 10:48:04|SETI@home|[file_xfer] Temporarily failed download of 11mr07ac.2489.72.9.5.30: system connect
01/09/2007 10:48:04|SETI@home|Backing off 1 min 0 sec on download of file 11mr07ac.2489.72.9.5.30
01/09/2007 10:48:05||Access to reference site succeeded - project servers may be temporarily down.
01/09/2007 10:49:04|SETI@home|[file_xfer] Started download of file 10ja07aa.4510.172550.9.5.97
01/09/2007 10:49:04|SETI@home|[file_xfer] Started download of file 11mr07ac.2489.72.9.5.30
01/09/2007 10:49:26||Project communication failed: attempting access to reference site
01/09/2007 10:49:26|SETI@home|[file_xfer] Temporarily failed download of 10ja07aa.4510.172550.9.5.97: system connect
01/09/2007 10:49:26|SETI@home|Backing off 1 min 0 sec on download of file 10ja07aa.4510.172550.9.5.97
01/09/2007 10:49:26|SETI@home|[file_xfer] Temporarily failed download of 11mr07ac.2489.72.9.5.30: system connect
01/09/2007 10:49:26|SETI@home|Backing off 1 min 0 sec on download of file 11mr07ac.2489.72.9.5.30
01/09/2007 10:49:28||Access to reference site succeeded - project servers may be temporarily down.
01/09/2007 10:50:27|SETI@home|[file_xfer] Started download of file 10ja07aa.4510.172550.9.5.97
01/09/2007 10:50:27|SETI@home|[file_xfer] Started download of file 11mr07ac.2489.72.9.5.30
01/09/2007 10:50:49||Project communication failed: attempting access to reference site
01/09/2007 10:50:49|SETI@home|[file_xfer] Temporarily failed download of 10ja07aa.4510.172550.9.5.97: system connect
01/09/2007 10:50:49|SETI@home|Backing off 1 min 54 sec on download of file 10ja07aa.4510.172550.9.5.97
01/09/2007 10:50:49|SETI@home|[file_xfer] Temporarily failed download of 11mr07ac.2489.72.9.5.30: system connect
01/09/2007 10:50:49|SETI@home|Backing off 1 min 42 sec on download of file 11mr07ac.2489.72.9.5.30
01/09/2007 10:50:50||Access to reference site succeeded - project servers may be temporarily down.

I can see it says the servers might be down but according to the website they are not. This has been happening for about a week and then suddenly ill get a few new downloads come along and then its back to not being able to download when they are finishing.

On the transfers page I am seeing 4 items that are trying to download but they are at zero speed and they have the words "Retry in" followed by a time varying from half an hour to 3 and a half hours.

I tried several times to clear the dns like it says below but without success.
Any other ideas?
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Message 632194 - Posted: 2 Sep 2007, 18:13:43 UTC - in response to Message 630901.

FWIW, I seem to have connected as I have the screensaver working and it says my PC has been working.

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Message 632694 - Posted: 3 Sep 2007, 7:48:56 UTC
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Me too now, I changed my settings in the following way and set my pc to 3 days...

Click on "Your Account" "General Peferences" "Edit Preferences" (which is near the bottom of the screen).
Then under "Network Usage" changing the item "Computer is connected to the Internet about every" to a higher figure will make Boinc think that it needs to download more work for you to do because you are fooling it into thinking it can't connect to the internet as often as it can at the moment.
This will give you more Work Units but if you set it to too high a figure your computer will be unable to complete the work by the deadline (which is normally between 7 and 10 days, although some Work Units that need to be re-done for one reason or another are required even sooner than that).
Also another thing to take into account is the fact that if your working on more than one project Boinc will still download however many days you specify under "Computer is connected to the Internet about every" FOR EACH OF THE PROJECTS!!!
This will make it even more difficult for your computer (if working on multiple projects) to complete the Work Units it would be given.
So what you need to do is work out how much work your computer is capable of and divide that by the amount of projects you are participating in, whilst also bearing in mind the amount of time your computer is turned off (if it ever is).

However I do think that this is an ongoing problem and I can imagine it reoccuring when my pc runs out of work again in 3 days time, but im hoping it will be fixed by then. :o) happy crunching, whatever planet you come from. ;o)
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Message 632821 - Posted: 3 Sep 2007, 15:27:46 UTC

Deadlines are set based on the angle range, not whether or not they have been reissued. The shortest deadlines are 4.5 days, and to avoid trouble the total queue size must be kept below 4 days. To avoid a queue that occasionally empties completely "connect every x days" must be kept below 1.25 days.
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Message 633784 - Posted: 5 Sep 2007, 6:28:32 UTC

ok the problem is that it seems that the servers are messing up a bit, u had to keep on retrying again and again for it to download lol. they fixed it now though =)

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Message 633960 - Posted: 5 Sep 2007, 14:14:40 UTC - in response to Message 633784.

ok the problem is that it seems that the servers are messing up a bit, u had to keep on retrying again and again for it to download lol. they fixed it now though =)


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Message 634012 - Posted: 5 Sep 2007, 15:18:55 UTC - in response to Message 633784.

ok the problem is that it seems that the servers are messing up a bit, u had to keep on retrying again and again for it to download lol. they fixed it now though =)


I wouldn't recommend constantly hitting the 'retry' button. Every time you do, you pound the servers for request for work giving other users Denial of Service when they try to reach the servers too.

BOINC will automatically keep retrying on its own and will download work eventually.
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Message 634015 - Posted: 5 Sep 2007, 15:21:17 UTC - in response to Message 633960.

ok the problem is that it seems that the servers are messing up a bit, u had to keep on retrying again and again for it to download lol. they fixed it now though =)


They did?


They did fix it. They turned off the splitters so that people could get through and now the work queue has drained. Now people are getting "no work from project" messages.

6 of one, half a dozen of the other. They are working on a more permanent solution according to Matt's latest update.
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Message 634626 - Posted: 6 Sep 2007, 7:11:19 UTC

kk I wont press retry anymore, I didn't know it would stuff up other peoples downloads. Sry ppl.

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Message 634711 - Posted: 6 Sep 2007, 13:29:14 UTC - in response to Message 634626.

kk I wont press retry anymore, I didn't know it would stuff up other peoples downloads. Sry ppl.


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Message 637131 - Posted: 9 Sep 2007, 12:24:51 UTC - in response to Message 637028.

There are currently seven tapes in the splitter queue, all from 2000.

The WU's that I have seen has been dating back to not earlier than 1999.
Perhaps WU's dating to a later year (2000-2007, one or more of them) has not been seen by my PC as well. Are there WU's from before 1999 that has not been
crunched by Seti@Home Enhanced (or older versions) ?


SETI@Home started in 1999 (well, 1998, but that's mostly irrelevant), so the oldest tapes will be from around then. A lot of these older tapes have either never been crunched or were deemed "too noisy" to be crunched by the original SETI@Home application, but can be crunched by the new SETI@Home Enhanced app.

Workunits from 2007 have started showing up on many people's computers for those that have the new science app that can processes multibeam WUs. Many of my systems have had plenty of MultiBeam WUs to crunch since they rolled them out roughly three weeks ago.

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