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Message 872267 - Posted: 5 Mar 2009, 0:26:41 UTC

Don't really have much to report today, tech-wise. The replica problems I mentioned yesterday ended up not being problems at all. There was some network security stuff I got bogged down with yesterday afternoon and again this morning - campus is ultra paranoid, so when they see what they think is nefarious activity (false positive or otherwise), or even potential security holes that haven't yet been exploited, you have to pretty much drop everything and act on it, which is fair enough.

I spent pretty much my entire day getting the ball rolling on the "visualization" of the NTPCkr output. Jeff has some code working which dumps out giant blobs of xml detailing the "current best" points on the sky. So I spent the day writing up some php which digests this xml and makes nice tables, plots, etc. It's all very basic so far, but it's a start.

We're getting large bursts of network activity at midnight every day now. Not sure what's up with that. Somebody's got a cronjob somewhere doing something.

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Message 872269 - Posted: 5 Mar 2009, 0:31:51 UTC

Re: Midnight

There's a theory on the boards that there are still some borked Astropulse installations out there limited by quota. New day, new download.

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Message 872317 - Posted: 5 Mar 2009, 4:43:45 UTC - in response to Message 872267.

We're getting large bursts of network activity at midnight every day now. Not sure what's up with that. Somebody's got a cronjob somewhere doing something.


I've been wondering what that midnight burst of activity was for years, now. It's not something new, I'm sure.

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Message 872324 - Posted: 5 Mar 2009, 5:02:40 UTC - in response to Message 872317.

I've been wondering what that midnight burst of activity was for years, now. It's not something new, I'm sure.

Nope.
It's been going on for a long time now.

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Message 872326 - Posted: 5 Mar 2009, 5:27:05 UTC - in response to Message 872324.
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I've been wondering what that midnight burst of activity was for years, now. It's not something new, I'm sure.

Nope.
It's been going on for a long time now.


While there has been a bit of a peak for a while, in the last few days a pattern in astropulse work returned and errors has been noticed.

see first two graphs:
http://www.bluenorthernsoftware.com/scarecrow/sahstats/ap.php?t=7

/edit and the discussion at:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=52329

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Message 872334 - Posted: 5 Mar 2009, 6:41:05 UTC - in response to Message 872267.
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We're getting large bursts of network activity at midnight every day now. Not sure what's up with that. Somebody's got a cronjob somewhere doing something.

- Matt


Has a whole other meaning in some circles.


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Message 873781 - Posted: 8 Mar 2009, 18:09:19 UTC - in response to Message 872334.

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We're getting large bursts of network activity at midnight every day now. Not sure what's up with that. Somebody's got a cronjob somewhere doing something.

- Matt


Has a whole other meaning in some circles.

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