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Message 1126153 - Posted: 9 Jul 2011, 2:07:51 UTC


Three people (dd3vm, Dr. Wolfram Sperber, "Wild Turkey") reported success using Proxy:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=64652&nowrap=true#1124905
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=64652&nowrap=true#1125551

One (Vinay) reported the opposite - success after disabling the Proxy:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=64652&nowrap=true#1124783


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Message 1126734 - Posted: 11 Jul 2011, 17:52:30 UTC

Still no connection even by PROXY (That had been working).
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Message 1126892 - Posted: 11 Jul 2011, 23:39:50 UTC

FYI - As of 19:38 EDT I was able to connect (and connect faster) without using a proxy. Just thought you'd like to know.
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Message 1126899 - Posted: 12 Jul 2011, 0:13:07 UTC - in response to Message 1126892.
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FYI - As of 19:38 EDT I was able to connect (and connect faster) without using a proxy. Just thought you'd like to know.

I'm STILL Down. :((
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Message 1129151 - Posted: 18 Jul 2011, 12:16:18 UTC
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Be careful - some of the Proxy servers listed to reside in one country are in fact located in other!
http://www.xroxy.com/proxylist.php?type=Anonymous


Check the origin of the IP address:

http://clientn.real-hide-ip.com/map/whatismyip.php
http://ipinfodb.com/
http://country.my-proxy.com/

http://www.ip-secrets.com/land.php
http://whatismyipaddress.com/
http://www.ip-adress.com/ip_tracer/

http://geo.flagfox.net/


e.g. 209.88.88.40:80 shown in the USA list:
http://www.xroxy.com/proxylist.php?type=Anonymous&country=US

is in fact in:
Country: Zimbabwe
City: Harare


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Message 1130253 - Posted: 20 Jul 2011, 23:10:25 UTC

I had to fly by PROXY again today. I know it's a pain and possibly dangerous but it works (mostly).
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Message 1130575 - Posted: 22 Jul 2011, 17:49:17 UTC

Why would anyone use something potentially dangerous as this, when this thread is just about uploading to SETI?

Just have some patience!
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Message 1130958 - Posted: 23 Jul 2011, 13:40:16 UTC
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Off-topic:
Sorry - the image I posted in the first post disappeared (as well almost all other images I posted in the past)
because the ploader.net site I often use for free image hosting do not work since today:

http://ploader.net/

"Account Suspended
This Account Has Been Suspended"

Anyone know why ploader.net is banned and by whom?


(ploader.net do not use/require personal accounts - there is (was) no option to create one.
The message "This Account Has Been Suspended" have to mean the ploader.net itself is disabled.
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The "info" I found so far:
http://x10hosting.com/forums/free-hosting/163127-account-suspended-why.html

http://www.ip-adress.com/ip_tracer/ploader.net
http://www.ip-adress.com/whois/ploader.net
http://who.godaddy.com/whois.aspx?domain=ploader.net&prog_id=GoDaddy


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Message 1140754 - Posted: 15 Aug 2011, 12:17:30 UTC
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Instead of using Proxy you can use VPN:

Hotspot Shield (by AnchorFree) is really a good program if you can tame its advertising attempts
http://hotspotshield.com/
http://anchorfree.com/

Pros: Many ;)
Uses Fast, Randomly chosen (different IP/location) Anonymous (Elite) servers located in USA (different cities/different ISPs)
To check the type of connection (before and after running Hotspot Shield):
http://ip.my-proxy.com/

Examples of two IP addressed/ISPs given to me at different runs of Hotspot Shield:




When it is running it acts on OS level (socket?, I'm not sure where it intercepts all the HTTP communication)
so any program that uses HTTP uses automatically the new assigned IP/server (but HTTPS go through your real IP).
When using Hotspot Shield you don't have to set Proxy (in the browsers, in BOINC, ...) - the setting have to be "No Proxy"

(URLSnooper:
http://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Mouser/urlsnooper/index.html
shows that Hotspot Shield creates new virtual network adapter - "AnchorFree network adapter"
and really all the HTTP accessed links by any program are using this new virtual adapter,
no communication appears to go through the real "Realtek" network adapter.

The same is shown also by NetMeter:
http://www.metal-machine.de/readerror/index.php?action=tpmod;dl=item26
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Cons:
(Tries to) show ads (only when it is active/running). To avoid this:
- during install uncheck all that you don't want (IIRC I unchecked (all?) 6 boxes in several pages of the installer - it wants to change your home page, install toolbar, etc.)
- in all browsers use AdBlock
Firefox + Adblock Plus - blocks all ads
Opera + Opera AdBlock - blocks all ads (maybe I added some blocks manually)
(Google Chrome/SRWare Iron) + ("AdBlock" or "Adblock Plus for Chrome") - do NOT block all ads
- I used Autoruns to disable the installed "hss" BHO for IE - it's not needed for the correct operation of Hotspot Shield
- From tray icon uncheck "Run on restart" (on Windows log-in)
- when Hotspot Shield runs for too long (several hours) the Internet stops and I have to reboot both the ADSL Router and the computer to recover (it may be fault of my weak ZTE Router)
- Hotspot Shield uses web interface (I don't like this) so when you run it or when you want to stop it the default browser (in my case Opera) is started to display the buttons.


My Verdict:
I suggest you use it when you need it (for BOINC or to be anonymous on web)
but if you are unable to suppress the ads and you become angry
- don't blame me but just uninstall it ;)

I use Hotspot Shield from time to time for 3 weeks now.

Thanks to Hampsteadpete for pointing my attention at this software:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=64652&nowrap=true#1129835


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Message 1144476 - Posted: 24 Aug 2011, 6:41:33 UTC
Last modified: 24 Aug 2011, 6:53:49 UTC

I have no, really no knowledge/experiences about all this proxy stuff..

To now only free proxies are mentioned.

What about proxy server service but for rent? I mean not the whole server, only the path through a commercial proxy server. Is this possible?

This should be safe(er), or not?

OTOH, who could say that this or this commercial proxy server service could reach the S@h URLs..


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Message 1146740 - Posted: 29 Aug 2011, 16:15:37 UTC - in response to Message 1140754.


Somebody (except Hampsteadpete) tried Hotspot Shield ?

(If you are afraid of the "evil" ads - it's no so hard at all to stop them if you are not "absolute beginner" in computers.
And they try to appear in the browser only when Hotspot Shield is active/running (= after you start it to get USA IP address))


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Message 1156160 - Posted: 26 Sep 2011, 1:14:06 UTC


Richard Haselgrove reported having sometimes also DNS errors
(due to his ISP's automatically assigned DNS Servers not always working good):
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=64652&nowrap=true#1156051


For those of you having DNS problems (and for those just curious)
I recommend this small program (DNSBench.exe - 163 KB)
which in a few minutes allows you to choose good working DNS Servers:
https://www.grc.com/dns/benchmark.htm

Choose a few DNS Servers from the top of the list and shown with green circle O


I use the DNS Servers shown in bold on the screenshot, i.e.:
8.8.4.4
8.8.8.8
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Message 1158316 - Posted: 2 Oct 2011, 17:35:12 UTC - in response to Message 1156160.

I haven't been able to connect directly for a week or so. Tried the proxy route and got a few WU's that way but was uneasy with the whole proxy security issue so tried the hotspot route and just downloaded a shed-load of WU's to keep me going for a while. Thanks to those that suggested it.

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Message 1158800 - Posted: 4 Oct 2011, 12:49:00 UTC
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How to filter working/reliable HTTP Proxy servers:

Get this small program - Proxy Checker
http://www.freeproxy.ru/en/programs/
http://www.freeproxy.ru/en/programs/proxy_checker.htm

!!! Proxy Checker - DIRECT LINK
http://www.freeproxy.ru/download/P_Checker.exe

The file P_Checker.exe (332 KB) is SFX RAR archive so extract it somewhere.
Obviously the file to run next is PPrx_Chk.exe


* Go to any web site/page with Anonymous Open Proxy Lists.
On www.xroxy.com you can choose the country you prefer, e.g.:
http://www.xroxy.com/proxylist.php?type=Anonymous&country=US
http://www.xroxy.com/proxylist.php?type=Anonymous&country=CA

http://www.xroxy.com/proxylist.php?type=Anonymous&country=GB
http://www.xroxy.com/proxylist.php?type=Anonymous&country=DE
http://www.xroxy.com/proxylist.php?type=Anonymous&country=FR
http://www.xroxy.com/proxylist.php?type=Anonymous&country=NL

http://www.xroxy.com/proxylist.php?type=Anonymous&country=AU


Save the page as Text file (.txt)
(Proxy Checker can analyze/parse also .html but not always is able to find the Proxy addresses - "garbage" (tags) on some sites/pages fool it)


* Run the Proxy Checker

To make it find reliable HTTP Proxy servers raise the "Number of retries" to 2 (this is the max possible).
Every Proxy will be checked 2 times to pass the test.




Open the saved Text file and give/type some name for the out file:





* After the out file is generated and you pick some Proxy
don't forget to Check/confirm the origin of the IP address:

http://clientn.real-hide-ip.com/map/whatismyip.php
http://ipinfodb.com/
http://country.my-proxy.com/

http://www.ip-secrets.com/land.php
http://whatismyipaddress.com/
http://www.ip-adress.com/ip_tracer/

http://geo.flagfox.net/


* Now you can enter the Proxy in BOINC and hope it will work:




This all is done in a few minutes (after you become familiar with the procedure) -
I think it's faster than if you try every Proxy in BOINC,
maybe faster than you read this post,
and way faster than me writing it ;)


This USA HTTP Proxy is working at the moment for BOINC:
216.24.193.211:8080


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Message 1158999 - Posted: 5 Oct 2011, 10:27:23 UTC - in response to Message 1140754.

Hotspot shield works for me

only sometimes the scheduler requist fails

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Message 1159032 - Posted: 5 Oct 2011, 12:13:45 UTC - in response to Message 1158999.

Still don't get why and/or where, things go wrong, it does not affect
my connection!

UPLoads don't seem to be 'the problem'.
DownLoads are giving some users problems, so "only" the 2 DownLoad adresses, have problems.

I checked my IP adress (extern) and it is 'static' , always has, since I started with
(A)DSL (+VOIP) and 10 years later(A)DSL2+ for Digital Telly.
Also, do not use a 'proxy'.
(Used www.myip.nl to check my (extern)adress
and some more info of the IP connection.)
(Don't know, if it'll work outside the Netherlands or Europe?)

And the "Forum Thread" states, it has to be H(urricane) E(lectric)?
Weird and it reminds me of the "500 Mile limit on E-Mails, story?!".

Except, this only applies to "DownLoads", so 'one way'.
Has H.E. been asked, or other, NON-SETI users affected and responded?




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Message 1159293 - Posted: 6 Oct 2011, 2:57:25 UTC - in response to Message 1159032.

Yes, I asked HE a few weeks ago and posted the result here

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=64652&nowrap=true#1145686


The problem appears to be within seti@home. The pao hop is the last hop
before we hand traffic off to them. After that is where things are dying.

You would need to contact seti@home about the issue.

Regards,


Is there a chance that anyone can fix this routing/firewall problem for good?
It is probably something just irritatingly simple.

I'm a linux system administrator, and can sympathise that sometimes things go wrong, and need fixing, but this continuous downtime does not look at all good from the outside.

I try to ensure that when things break, the cause is identified and remedied quickly, and if possible, write some code to attempt an automatic fix so the systems can better look after themselves.

After a while, there should be little for humans to do except feed hard disks and gaze at the processes while munching pizza. :-)

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Message 1159296 - Posted: 6 Oct 2011, 3:05:21 UTC - in response to Message 1159293.
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Yes, I asked HE a few weeks ago and posted the result here

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=64652&nowrap=true#1145686


The problem appears to be within seti@home. The pao hop is the last hop
before we hand traffic off to them. After that is where things are dying.

You would need to contact seti@home about the issue.

Regards,


Is there a chance that anyone can fix this routing/firewall problem for good?
It is probably something just irritatingly simple.

I'm a linux system administrator, and can sympathise that sometimes things go wrong, and need fixing, but this continuous downtime does not look at all good from the outside.

I try to ensure that when things break, the cause is identified and remedied quickly, and if possible, write some code to attempt an automatic fix so the systems can better look after themselves.

After a while, there should be little for humans to do except feed hard disks and gaze at the processes while munching pizza. :-)

The issues had been identified a while ago. It's in the HE connection problems thread thread, or might be in the news area somewhere, but a router donated by a 3rd party needs more ram or to be replaced. Jeff posted a message about contacting the people that donated the router to see if they would be able to help.
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Message 1159572 - Posted: 6 Oct 2011, 22:21:13 UTC

Hi,

Ive been hitting the retry and update buttons a lot of times at different hours with and without proxy and also Ive switched ISPs with the hope that they give me a different route but since the last weekend no matter what I do, i can't get conected to any of the S@H servers (pings timed out and routes die in HE).
Ive tried the recomended proxy from the OP and a lot others (http and also socks) with no luck at all.

Is the "use a proxy" the only "workaround"?
Is there something else I can do (other than getting a life and wait for this issue to be solved :-) )?

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Message 1159585 - Posted: 6 Oct 2011, 23:15:35 UTC - in response to Message 1159296.

The issues had been identified a while ago. It's in the HE connection problems thread thread, or might be in the news area somewhere, but a router donated by a 3rd party needs more ram or to be replaced. Jeff posted a message about contacting the people that donated the router to see if they would be able to help.


True, but actually Matt just posted in his Tech Update that a very large part of it is that they can't get to it because it's in a locked cage they don't have access to. Even if they get the RAM, without the access, it doesn't matter.
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