BOINC Wish List

log in

Advanced search

Questions and Answers : Wish list : BOINC Wish List

Previous · 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5
Author Message
Send message
Joined: 3 Apr 99
Posts: 1
Credit: 1,799,359
RAC: 154
United States
Message 1034084 - Posted: 18 Sep 2010, 16:35:39 UTC

My computer is fast but my internet connection is sloooow. 56k dialup that rarely hooks up above 50k. It is for this reason that I would like to see a setting to not switch WU on the download. If it switches because that particular WU has stopped, for what ever reason, is fine but it switches on me while actively downloading. So what's happening is right now I've got 16 partial WU's out of 34 waiting to download but nothing to crunch on. I'd rather have 10 I can work on then a bunch of partials I can't do anything with and who's time is ticking down. I connect at irregular times and days so you know.... Broadband is NOT an option yet so don't even go there. I realize the obvious answer would be to adjust the buffer but it's already at 1 day. I just want my cake and eat it too.
Perhaps a tweak to my internet connection settings?
I would get to them if I knew what to set them at.

Profile BilBg
Volunteer tester
Send message
Joined: 27 May 07
Posts: 3612
Credit: 8,546,784
RAC: 874
Message 1034096 - Posted: 18 Sep 2010, 17:07:59 UTC - in response to Message 1034084.
Last modified: 18 Sep 2010, 17:17:16 UTC

"but it switches on me while actively downloading":
Are you sure? - check the messages for something like this:

17-Sep-2010 03:41:42 [SETI@home] Started download of 05ap10ab.27829.3103.10.10.62
17-Sep-2010 03:41:47 [SETI@home] Temporarily failed download of 05ap10ab.27829.3103.10.10.62: HTTP error
17-Sep-2010 03:41:47 [SETI@home] Backing off 1 min 0 sec on download of 05ap10ab.27829.3103.10.10.62
17-Sep-2010 03:41:57 [SETI@home] [error] File 05ap10ab.27829.3103.10.10.62 has wrong size: expected 375331, got 205688

(this type of error is at server side (overloaded server))

Select the download you want to resume (big % done) and press the
[Retry Now] button

You can create cc_config.xml


to limit "Maximum number of simultaneous file transfers (default 8)" to 1 at a time.


- ALF - "Find out what you don't do well ..... then don't do it!" :)

Previous · 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5

Questions and Answers : Wish list : BOINC Wish List

Copyright © 2016 University of California