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Message 1110960 - Posted: 29 May 2011, 4:05:25 UTC

I've been able to install BOINC on two different Macs (iBook G4 and MacBook Pro) and they've both been able to connect to SETI@Home. However, when I try to connect it to my personal MacBook (2008), I can't get BOINC to even connect to the internet. I'm running OSX 10.6.7. After I try to connect to a project, I get:

"Failed to add project
An Error has occurred;
check the Event Log for details.
Click Finish to close."

And when I go look at the Even Log, it says:

"Notice from BOINC
BOINC can't access Internet - check network connection or proxy configuration."

This is odd because there isn't a firewall and I have a fast internet connection. Currently, in the lower right corner of Advanced View, it says "Connected to localhost (6.12.26)"

That's pretty much all the information I have. Any help would be appreciated.

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Message 1111471 - Posted: 30 May 2011, 18:28:57 UTC - in response to Message 1110960.

When you say there isn’t a firewall, are you referring to an external device? Just in case: the OS has its own software firewall … sorry, I don’t know anything about “Snow Leopard”, but it may be that it takes more to disable its firewall (or to allow BOINC access) than in previous versions. OTOH the fact that BOINC Manager is able to communicate with the core client (localhost) suggests that it’s getting through at least one port, so the problem is probably elsewhere.
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Message 1111909 - Posted: 1 Jun 2011, 4:09:10 UTC - in response to Message 1110960.

The exact same thing is happening to me. I have a MacBook from 2010, running OSX 10.6.7 and I get the exact same error messages. Help !!!

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Message 1111910 - Posted: 1 Jun 2011, 4:13:42 UTC - in response to Message 1111909.

Yes.......my Firewall (the one that is built into Snow Leopard) is always on, and my anti-virus software is always running. I don't want to turn off my Firewall. I don't know how to fix this problem, of not being able to download blocks of data from SETI. It used to be simple, back when I started doing this in 2002, but everything (software & such), has gotten way more complicated.

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Message 1112230 - Posted: 2 Jun 2011, 0:55:04 UTC

My OS firewall is currently turned off. I went through and check all the settings and compared them to the other two computers, but everything looks the same. Not a huge deal, I just need to buy some RAM for the older iMac so it won't crash every few seconds, but I wanted to be able to run on my personal computer. Interesting that it's not too common of a problem.

Chris - Let me know if you find out anything.

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Message 1113294 - Posted: 5 Jun 2011, 1:50:06 UTC - in response to Message 1110960.
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SETI stopped working for me a long time ago, with the same error mentioned here. Error message seems misleading - get other errors when trying to attach other projects. Cannot negotiate a successful connection with any project.

I've tried reinstalling BOINC, resetting the project - everything I can think of. Not behind or running any firewall.

Been with SETI off and on since sometime in the 90s. Never a problem until forced to use BOINC.

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Message 1116917 - Posted: 14 Jun 2011, 4:09:20 UTC - in response to Message 1113294.

Also having the same problem connecting to the internet. Kinda sucks.
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Message 1117110 - Posted: 14 Jun 2011, 23:31:32 UTC

Tue Jun 14 19:22:55 2011 | | Starting BOINC client version 6.12.33 for x86_64-apple-darwin
Tue Jun 14 19:22:55 2011 | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
Tue Jun 14 19:22:55 2011 | | Libraries: libcurl/7.19.7 OpenSSL/0.9.7l zlib/1.2.3 c-ares/1.6.0
Tue Jun 14 19:22:55 2011 | | Data directory: /Library/Application Support/BOINC Data
Tue Jun 14 19:22:55 2011 | | Processor: 2 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8700 @ 2.53GHz [x86 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10]
Tue Jun 14 19:22:55 2011 | | Processor features: FPU VME DE PSE TSC MSR PAE MCE CX8 APIC SEP MTRR PGE MCA CMOV PAT PSE36 CLFSH DS ACPI MMX FXSR SSE SSE2 SS HTT TM SSE3 MON DSCPL VMX SMX EST TM2 SSSE3 CX16 TPR PDCM SSE4.1
Tue Jun 14 19:22:55 2011 | | OS: Mac OS X 10.6.7 (Darwin 10.7.0)
Tue Jun 14 19:22:55 2011 | | Memory: 4.00 GB physical, 34.41 GB virtual
Tue Jun 14 19:22:55 2011 | | Disk: 232.57 GB total, 34.16 GB free
Tue Jun 14 19:22:55 2011 | | Local time is UTC -4 hours
Tue Jun 14 19:22:55 2011 | | No usable GPUs found
Tue Jun 14 19:22:55 2011 | | Version change (6.6.36 -> 6.12.33)
Tue Jun 14 19:22:55 2011 | SETI@home | URL http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID 5216143; resource share 100
Tue Jun 14 19:22:55 2011 | SETI@home | General prefs: from SETI@home (last modified 27-Nov-2005 14:44:45)
Tue Jun 14 19:22:55 2011 | SETI@home | Computer location: home
Tue Jun 14 19:22:55 2011 | SETI@home | General prefs: no separate prefs for home; using your defaults
Tue Jun 14 19:22:55 2011 | | Preferences:
Tue Jun 14 19:22:55 2011 | | max memory usage when active: 2048.00MB
Tue Jun 14 19:22:55 2011 | | max memory usage when idle: 3686.40MB
Tue Jun 14 19:22:55 2011 | | max disk usage: 5.00GB
Tue Jun 14 19:22:55 2011 | | max CPUs used: 1
Tue Jun 14 19:22:55 2011 | | don't use GPU while active
Tue Jun 14 19:22:55 2011 | | suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 25 %
Tue Jun 14 19:22:55 2011 | | (to change preferences, visit the web site of an attached project, or select Preferences in the Manager)
Tue Jun 14 19:22:55 2011 | | Not using a proxy
Tue Jun 14 19:22:55 2011 | | Running CPU benchmarks
Tue Jun 14 19:22:55 2011 | | Suspending computation - CPU benchmarks in progress
Tue Jun 14 19:22:55 2011 | SETI@home | Fetching scheduler list
Tue Jun 14 19:23:03 2011 | SETI@home | update requested by user
Tue Jun 14 19:23:26 2011 | | Benchmark results:
Tue Jun 14 19:23:26 2011 | | Number of CPUs: 1
Tue Jun 14 19:23:26 2011 | | 2873 floating point MIPS (Whetstone) per CPU
Tue Jun 14 19:23:26 2011 | | 6625 integer MIPS (Dhrystone) per CPU
Tue Jun 14 19:24:43 2011 | | BOINC can't access Internet - check network connection or proxy configuration.


Works on my old G4...but not on my MacBook Pro.
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Message 1119553 - Posted: 21 Jun 2011, 0:39:49 UTC

Sorry, no bright ideas … I haven’t seen a problem like this on any of my “Panther” and “Tiger” systems. Aside from the system software, though, my BOINC versions are also older: v5.x on the G4s (I was unable to get later versions to run) and v6.6–6.10 on my G5 and the (Intel-powered) iMacs.

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Message 1120270 - Posted: 23 Jun 2011, 3:26:48 UTC - in response to Message 1119553.

Oh well, doesn't seem like there is a fix to this one. It's all down to the old G4 to do the work then (boinc works fine on it).
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Message 1120394 - Posted: 23 Jun 2011, 13:21:02 UTC - in response to Message 1120270.

I switched to Snow Leopard, and have the same problem. Then I saw something on the news that said SETI had gone out of business temporarily. I thought that was the reason. There must be millions and millions using Snow Leopard, the latest Mac System.
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Message 1120409 - Posted: 23 Jun 2011, 14:20:30 UTC - in response to Message 1120394.

I switched to Snow Leopard, and have the same problem. Then I saw something on the news that said SETI had gone out of business temporarily. I thought that was the reason. There must be millions and millions using Snow Leopard, the latest Mac System.


I am running Snow Leopard and am able to run BOINC with no problems whatsoever.

You do have these settings in the firewall I hope.

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Message 1122876 - Posted: 30 Jun 2011, 0:50:08 UTC

Have no problems with Leopard and Boinc 6.12.26. Don't know about later versions of Boinc.

Tue Jun 14 19:24:43 2011 | | BOINC can't access Internet - check network connection or proxy configuration.

And this before it tries any project site screams firewall settings are wrong.

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Message 1124538 - Posted: 4 Jul 2011, 9:57:34 UTC

Hi there.
Today I upgraded my iMac to Snow Leopard and when the upgrade finished I had a message that said (something like): "BOINC has no client privileges. Please reinstall BOINC. (error: 1008)"
Does any one know how to solve this or even if its possible to solve.
I run SETI, Milky Way, and AEON.
I can access my BOINC account via the BOINC website, by I guess its going to be an OS issue.
Thanks.

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Message 1124542 - Posted: 4 Jul 2011, 10:29:06 UTC - in response to Message 1124538.

Its a permissions thing. Just reinstall boinc like it says and everything will be back to normal.
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Message 1131001 - Posted: 23 Jul 2011, 16:11:16 UTC

Well I upgraded to Lion, re-installed Bionic. Now it works. Still don't know what the issue was, my G4's never had a problem. I tried re-installing it before, as well as fiddled with every setting I could think of on the computer and the router. I'm guessing it was an issue with OSX SL.
Just happy to have it going again.
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Message 1131565 - Posted: 25 Jul 2011, 1:49:53 UTC

All sorted and thanks for the help!
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Message 1140810 - Posted: 15 Aug 2011, 16:16:29 UTC - in response to Message 1131565.

I installed Lion and upped RAM from 1gb to 4 and it worked... I'm guessing it was the OS, but no Idea how to tell. Thanks for suggestions.

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