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Message 1165441 - Posted: 26 Oct 2011, 7:56:48 UTC

Did they ever figure out why there was suddenly not enough ram in the router? Possibly the release of IPv6 on the internet as the issues started about the same time IIRC.


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Message 1165663 - Posted: 27 Oct 2011, 1:51:45 UTC

Hurray, I'm connecting again without going via a proxy! W00t!


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Message 1166120 - Posted: 29 Oct 2011, 1:50:42 UTC

Wow, I don't think there's any question this has actually been effecting us all to a major degree. Work units are flying in here at 4 seconds each (pretty much where I have the cap set on my end), no delays, no timeouts, no having to retry over and over.

According to the graphs it looks like your bandwidth use has been almost cut in HALF. Nothing kills a network like a flaky router...

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Message 1166121 - Posted: 29 Oct 2011, 1:57:41 UTC - in response to Message 1166120.  

Wow, I don't think there's any question this has actually been effecting us all to a major degree. Work units are flying in here at 4 seconds each (pretty much where I have the cap set on my end), no delays, no timeouts, no having to retry over and over.

According to the graphs it looks like your bandwidth use has been almost cut in HALF. Nothing kills a network like a flaky router...

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The bandwidth use has nothing to do with the router fix........
Right now there is a cap limit on cache size...so this is what things would be like if the project was up and stable long enough for all caches to be filled.
But mostly, right now, no AP work is being split and sent out.
AP takes a bit more, percentage wise, of the bandwidth per unit of crunching time by the hosts. So when AP is going out, it tends to saturate the bandwidth.

What the router fix DID do however, was allow almost everybody to consistently connect with the servers. Which had been a problem for quite some time.

Packet loss when the bandwidth is saturated has been attributed to 'load limiting' by the routers/converters/whatever boxen that are in the Seti link and limit bandwidth to the 100Mbit they are allowed to use.
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Message 1166129 - Posted: 29 Oct 2011, 2:16:24 UTC - in response to Message 1166121.  

The bandwidth use has nothing to do with the router fix........

Well, I'm not going to argue about it, but I'm not so sure. Seems to me the cap has been in place for a while now, but maybe not as long as I was thinking.

Both changes are certainly making an improvement, and things are running better right now than they have in a very long while. I guess that's all that matters.


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Message 1166130 - Posted: 29 Oct 2011, 2:19:11 UTC - in response to Message 1166129.  

The bandwidth use has nothing to do with the router fix........

Well, I'm not going to argue about it, but I'm not so sure. Seems to me the cap has been in place for a while now, but maybe not as long as I was thinking.

Both changes are certainly making an improvement, and things are running better right now than they have in a very long while. I guess that's all that matters.


Not meaning to argue...LOL.
Just trying to explain what is going on right now and why you are seeing such moderate bandwidth usage and good transfer rates right now.

Like you said, things are running pretty smoothly.

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Message 1166901 - Posted: 1 Nov 2011, 4:57:16 UTC

question? as of, well i noticed on friday night. i have noticed my transfers are not going through well. i have to babysit them. they keep going "retry in xxxx" which is sometime hours. and othertimes, it says project back off..... what gives?

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Message 1166903 - Posted: 1 Nov 2011, 5:09:52 UTC

The same here...

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Message 1166912 - Posted: 1 Nov 2011, 7:01:47 UTC - in response to Message 1166901.  

question? as of, well i noticed on friday night. i have noticed my transfers are not going through well. i have to babysit them. they keep going "retry in xxxx" which is sometime hours. and othertimes, it says project back off..... what gives?


200,000 computers all vying for a piece of the pie, bandwidth-wise. A VHAR storm based on the recent mix of available work. Re-introduction of AP unit distribution at 8MB a pop. Looks like, despite all that, work is starting to get out at a better rate, as of 0700 UTC

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Message 1167065 - Posted: 2 Nov 2011, 0:22:22 UTC

Sorry everyone, I obviously jinxed it by mentioning how well everything was working! Oh well, just back to normal I guess. It's all moving, just not as fast as we'd like.


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Message 1167067 - Posted: 2 Nov 2011, 0:32:43 UTC - in response to Message 1167065.  

Not normal. Taking 2 hours to download 50 tasks.


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Message 1167447 - Posted: 3 Nov 2011, 11:29:24 UTC - in response to Message 1166901.  

I started a new download last night and this morning I find all the processes are still in the transfer mode with the status backoff 10+ hours.

question? as of, well i noticed on friday night. i have noticed my transfers are not going through well. i have to babysit them. they keep going "retry in xxxx" which is sometime hours. and othertimes, it says project back off..... what gives?


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Message 1168218 - Posted: 5 Nov 2011, 14:14:54 UTC - in response to Message 1167447.  

hi,
well before the 4th nov. my problem was downloading them, now today the 6th nov. i am having problems with the upload of them

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Message 1168223 - Posted: 5 Nov 2011, 14:39:30 UTC

It looks more like a server side problem than the router.
Have a look at the "server status" page, its last update as 21:20UTS...
Also some discussion on the number crunchers thread.


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Message 1168347 - Posted: 5 Nov 2011, 20:28:47 UTC

i seem to download ok at times, i havent been able to upload. every great once in a while i can. but this is just a big mess.


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Message 1168607 - Posted: 6 Nov 2011, 11:28:58 UTC
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I can't download any WUs...


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Message 1168608 - Posted: 6 Nov 2011, 11:32:31 UTC - in response to Message 1168607.  

I can't download any WUs...

Sorry, but "user can't download" is not news.

Please discuss in Number Crunching, or read the diagnostics which other users have already posted there.

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Message 1176849 - Posted: 9 Dec 2011, 19:21:37 UTC

Just got back on BOINC after my 2 Macs were stolen. I installed BOINC on both new replacements using the default settings on both. On the Macbook, both Seti@home and Rosetta are working fine.

On iMac, both Seti@home and Rosetta show as Projects but only Rosetta is showing any tasks.

I haven't done anything different in the installations. Highlighting seti, hitting update gives the status Scheduler request pending Communication deferred for 5 minutes. Any suggestions how I can get Seti running on the iMac?

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Message 1176861 - Posted: 9 Dec 2011, 19:38:44 UTC - in response to Message 1176849.  

Sorry to hear about your Macs being stolen. You can find plenty of help outside of this News forum at Questions and Answers, or some of the best minds can be found in Number Crunching.

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Message 1176871 - Posted: 9 Dec 2011, 20:02:03 UTC - in response to Message 1176861.  

Now to see if the thief is smart enough to turn off seti or just let it run in background and get tracked to their new homes :-)


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