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Message 992227 - Posted: 27 Apr 2010, 5:55:56 UTC

Once again I see that some of my machines are boring... no work from project, while other seem to get new work all the time.

Restarting the processes does not seem to work.

Is there something wrong with the servers I'm trying to contact?
The page showing server status indicate that everything is OK, but my machine get "No work from project" and "Project has now work available".
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Message 992229 - Posted: 27 Apr 2010, 6:17:56 UTC - in response to Message 992227.

BTW, here is the message:


Tue 27 Apr 2010 08:15:05 AM CEST|SETI@home|Message from server: No work sent
Tue 27 Apr 2010 08:15:05 AM CEST|SETI@home|Message from server: No work is available for SETI@home Enhanced
Tue 27 Apr 2010 08:15:05 AM CEST|SETI@home|Message from server: No work is available for Astropulse v5
Tue 27 Apr 2010 08:15:05 AM CEST|SETI@home|Message from server: (reached daily quota of 37 tasks)
Tue 27 Apr 2010 08:15:05 AM CEST|SETI@home|Message from server: (Project has no jobs available)


What does the second last message mean? Can I only download 37 tasks per day?
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Message 992232 - Posted: 27 Apr 2010, 6:33:47 UTC - in response to Message 992229.

BTW, here is the message:

Tue 27 Apr 2010 08:15:05 AM CEST|SETI@home|Message from server: No work sent
Tue 27 Apr 2010 08:15:05 AM CEST|SETI@home|Message from server: No work is available for SETI@home Enhanced
Tue 27 Apr 2010 08:15:05 AM CEST|SETI@home|Message from server: No work is available for Astropulse v5
Tue 27 Apr 2010 08:15:05 AM CEST|SETI@home|Message from server: (reached daily quota of 37 tasks)
Tue 27 Apr 2010 08:15:05 AM CEST|SETI@home|Message from server: (Project has no jobs available)


What does the second last message mean? Can I only download 37 tasks per day?

Every time a task is reported faulty in decreases the daily total by one until a good task is reported.
Therefore that msg means you have reported 63 faulty tasks, (100 - 63 = 37 tasks/day).

I would check out your computer, or if overclocked reduce the overclocking by a few MHz.

The good news is that if the computer reports a good task it doubles, until 100 is reached, the downloads/day.

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Message 992278 - Posted: 27 Apr 2010, 11:18:30 UTC - in response to Message 992232.

I have not done anything with this computers overcloking at all. It has worked fine for several years.

When I checked now, I began to get MD5 checksum errors. And the quota has been redused to 17 per day:


Tue 27 Apr 2010 09:25:56 AM CEST|SETI@home|Started download of 12dc06af.17232.191136.7.10.219
Tue 27 Apr 2010 09:25:56 AM CEST|SETI@home|MD5 check failed for 30ja07af.18337.63319.10.10.55
Tue 27 Apr 2010 09:25:56 AM CEST|SETI@home|expected 2432bf8bd72252a6778e2fc9ec87a4bc, got d2581a6c47cffb0445e03185bcf3781a
Tue 27 Apr 2010 09:25:56 AM CEST|SETI@home|Checksum or signature error for 30ja07af.18337.63319.10.10.55
Tue 27 Apr 2010 09:25:57 AM CEST|SETI@home|Unrecoverable error for result 30ja07af.18337.63319.10.10.55_0 (WU download error: couldn't get input files:<file_xfer_error> <file_name>30ja07af.18337.63319.10.10.55</file_name> <error_code>-119</error_code> <error_message>MD5 check failed</error_message></file_xfer_error>)
Tue 27 Apr 2010 09:25:57 AM CEST|SETI@home|Finished download of 30ja07af.18337.63319.10.10.74
Tue 27 Apr 2010 09:25:57 AM CEST|SETI@home|Throughput 143908 bytes/sec
Tue 27 Apr 2010 09:25:57 AM CEST|SETI@home|Started download of 30dc06af.29922.30739.15.10.253
Tue 27 Apr 2010 09:25:57 AM CEST|SETI@home|MD5 check failed for 30ja07af.18337.63319.10.10.74
Tue 27 Apr 2010 09:25:57 AM CEST|SETI@home|expected 096dff390f672fa84c30f0e7f9aa9068, got d2cedf6cdfcd334b3928a14d2ea8bae4
Tue 27 Apr 2010 09:25:57 AM CEST|SETI@home|Checksum or signature error for 30ja07af.18337.63319.10.10.74
Tue 27 Apr 2010 09:25:58 AM CEST|SETI@home|Unrecoverable error for result 30ja07af.18337.63319.10.10.74_0 (WU download error: couldn't get input files:<file_xfer_error> <file_name>30ja07af.18337.63319.10.10.74</file_name> <error_code>-119</error_code> <error_message>MD5 check failed</error_message></file_xfer_error>)

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Message 992281 - Posted: 27 Apr 2010, 11:29:41 UTC - in response to Message 992232.
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[quote]BTW, here is the message:
I would check out your computer, or if overclocked reduce the overclocking by a few MHz.


I checked the log-files for this linux machine. No errors detected or reported. I also got another linux server that does not get any jobs at all.

If there has been any problems with this machine, I would (most likely) have noticed in some way. It's used as a workstation for mail, a fileserver (5000 Gb data), primary internal DNS and has a lot of X-terms open to monitor logfiles at other machines.

Two other linux-machines are, so far, still having work to do.

A window machine (quad core) do have problems from time to time to get work. They seem to use very long time in downloading a workset. Currently one has stalled and will retry in 2:22:20.

BTW, it took me a long time, with several timeouts, just go get form to post a thread...
I have checked my network connection and it's seem to be working fine.

-- Update:
I checked 3 other linux-machines and one other window machine. None of them has received any work for the last 5 days. Some of the are reporting "HTTP Service unavailable" or error code 503 (which I assume is the http error code 503 saying that the service is unavailable).
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Message 992288 - Posted: 27 Apr 2010, 11:50:15 UTC - in response to Message 992281.

I also got another linux server that does not get any jobs at all.

If that's this one then do know it's only got download errors.
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Message 992307 - Posted: 27 Apr 2010, 13:50:28 UTC - in response to Message 992288.

I also got another linux server that does not get any jobs at all.

If that's this one then do know it's only got download errors.


This is the one I first noticed the problem on (since I'm running Xload on it).

Any reason why this machine get errors?

Also, other machines get 503 errors.
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Message 992314 - Posted: 27 Apr 2010, 14:56:09 UTC - in response to Message 992307.

Other than the problems with the download server here, it may be a problem with the choice of BOINC version. 5.2.13 is very old by now. Have you considered upgrading?
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Message 992405 - Posted: 28 Apr 2010, 6:55:57 UTC - in response to Message 992314.

Other than the problems with the download server here, it may be a problem with the choice of BOINC version. 5.2.13 is very old by now. Have you considered upgrading?


Yes I have - I already got a new motherboard with a quad core AMD processor that shall replace the current motherbord/CPU. It will be a complete new installation and a new version of BOINC. Just need to find time to do the upgrade.
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Message 992423 - Posted: 28 Apr 2010, 11:07:19 UTC - in response to Message 992405.

I am running 6.10.45 on Windows7 64Bit and I get HTTP errors when Downloading.
Rebooting the machine and resetting the project did not help.
Detaching and reattaching did not help.

So, i think it is not a problem on my side.
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Message 992427 - Posted: 28 Apr 2010, 11:30:58 UTC - in response to Message 992423.

Problem solved for me.

entering "ipconfig /flushdns" in a shell window did the trick.
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Message 992435 - Posted: 28 Apr 2010, 12:16:35 UTC - in response to Message 992427.

It seems like Fedora Core 4 is now too old to run seti. Since the two machines that check MD5 checksum error is running FC4. Newer version is not supported on FC4 (lacking the proper runtime library).

Can someone confirm this?
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Message 992436 - Posted: 28 Apr 2010, 12:16:44 UTC - in response to Message 992427.

Problem solved for me.

entering "ipconfig /flushdns" in a shell window did the trick.


Thanks This basic solution solved for me runing 6.10.43 at Vista Profesional
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Message 992467 - Posted: 28 Apr 2010, 14:43:39 UTC - in response to Message 992436.

Thank you! I'm not sure why a reboot doesn't work... but the

ipconfig /flushdns

did!! (my machine has been sitting idle for almost a week because I couldn't DL any work!

Thanks!
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Message 992476 - Posted: 28 Apr 2010, 15:38:02 UTC

did not help ipconfig /flushdns.....

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Message 992731 - Posted: 29 Apr 2010, 16:13:08 UTC - in response to Message 992467.

Thank you! I'm not sure why a reboot doesn't work... but the

ipconfig /flushdns

did!! (my machine has been sitting idle for almost a week because I couldn't DL any work!

Thanks!

Windows "helps" you much of the time by "remembering" things ... the trouble is that it can be like a spouse that remembers things that never happened ... in this case, an Internet address got clobbered and remembered wrong ... sometimes rebooting will flush it, sometimes not ...

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Message 992758 - Posted: 29 Apr 2010, 18:35:13 UTC - in response to Message 992288.


If that's this one then do know it's only got download errors.


At one time two Fedora Core 4 machines failed, but now one is working OK again. But the one (link above) is still not getting any work. The task list indicate that it has one in progress, but that is not true. The boinc manager message window say that it has failed with MD5 checksum error.

An explanation of why this is happened would be nice :)
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Message 992765 - Posted: 29 Apr 2010, 19:18:59 UTC - in response to Message 992758.
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An explanation of why this is happened would be nice :)


To see the one source of this problem please visit address
http://208.68.240.18/sah/download_fanout/testfile
You should see "this is a test" - which means server is working

And address
http://208.68.240.13/sah/download_fanout/testfile
If you will see "The service is not available. Please try again later." - 2nd SETI server isn't working and only the trick with "hosts" file will help your computers with correct downloads (don't forget to comment lines after the problem with server exhausted)

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Message 992803 - Posted: 29 Apr 2010, 22:26:24 UTC

And Matt just fixed the problem, so everybody comment out those host file entries.
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Message 993306 - Posted: 1 May 2010, 18:45:55 UTC - in response to Message 992765.


To see the one source of this problem please visit address
http://208.68.240.18/sah/download_fanout/testfile
You should see "this is a test" - which means server is working

And address
http://208.68.240.13/sah/download_fanout/testfile
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Both return "this is a test", so I'll try to restart boinc on the machine where I got MD5 checksum and see what happens.
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