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Message 1177610 - Posted: 12 Dec 2011, 23:07:57 UTC - in response to Message 1177600.
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Well, sorry if this is not the place to post Bonic problems but someone needs to address this issue more clearly and give us a thread to follow for the on going Bonic/Seti problems. Bonic and Seti have been down in my area (Washington State) since Aug 2011. I may get a download (rarely) but no uploads. I have cancelled jobs, deleted the software and reloaded it. The problems have never been fixed, at least from my location.

I support the Seti project but if the problems are not addressed by someone and a thread isn't created to keep the average user posted then the outages will cause many casual supporters to leave the project.

Sorry for the negative post, but that is the truth of things.


There are MULTIPLE threads on the "problems" that have occurred and are occurring relative to S@H. You'll find them in the Number Crunching forum. In any case, BOINC and S@H have certainly not been "down" since August. If you really haven't been able to connect (well, but you CAN connect, you're posting here), then the problem is most likely on your end, or with your ISP. Since you've chosen to hide your computers, though, we can't see what's going on. The occasional deferral is normal, though. And, the proper place to post things like this is in Number Crunching.
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Message 1177805 - Posted: 13 Dec 2011, 16:50:56 UTC - in response to Message 1177610.

I beg to differ with Gatekeeper's assessment and conclusion. I believe the problem is not on the user's end but on S@H's end. BOINC is working just fine, but S@H constantly defers efforts to both upload and download packets. I have seven packets sitting on BOINC's transfer screen as I type this. I also participate in Cosmology@home, and that project continually provides packets for me and rarely defers communication attempts. While I have allocated 80 percent of my computer's time to Seti, all eight of my processors are computing Cosmology packets and the GPU sits idle, all because S@H has deferred packets--some for one hour and others for nine hours. About once a day, S@H will download a number of GPU packets and occasionally one or two CPU packets. Attempts to initiate contact S@H using BOINC, which has very limited utility, have been in vain.

In addition, I have made no effort to hide my computer, so if one cannot see it, then blame it on user-unfriendly software.
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Message 1177849 - Posted: 13 Dec 2011, 23:25:13 UTC

i agree seti at home has issues.....we just do their work....its seti at home to be the managers of work

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Message 1177886 - Posted: 14 Dec 2011, 0:18:38 UTC - in response to Message 1177805.
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I beg to differ with Gatekeeper's assessment and conclusion. I believe the problem is not on the user's end but on S@H's end. BOINC is working just fine, but S@H constantly defers efforts to both upload and download packets. I have seven packets sitting on BOINC's transfer screen as I type this. I also participate in Cosmology@home, and that project continually provides packets for me and rarely defers communication attempts. While I have allocated 80 percent of my computer's time to Seti, all eight of my processors are computing Cosmology packets and the GPU sits idle, all because S@H has deferred packets--some for one hour and others for nine hours. About once a day, S@H will download a number of GPU packets and occasionally one or two CPU packets. Attempts to initiate contact S@H using BOINC, which has very limited utility, have been in vain.

In addition, I have made no effort to hide my computer, so if one cannot see it, then blame it on user-unfriendly software.


I won't argue with you, but I will state one very relevant statistic:

Cosmology@Home: Active Users: 7,140 Active Hosts: 9,744
Seti@Home : Active Users: 146,647 Active Hosts: 220,795

And the deferral you're mentioning is a problem, not with S@H, but with BOINC version 6.12.xx. Try downgrading to 6.10.56/58. That will help.
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Message 1177934 - Posted: 14 Dec 2011, 3:20:21 UTC - in response to Message 1177610.

Hi Gatekeeper, sorry to step on your toes but if someone would check the "Number Crunching" area they would notice many users with similar problems. If this is not your problem then the same is true of the moderator on the "number crunching" board. I have posted there but like all these issues they just get pushed off the main page by other relevant posts or discussions.

As far as my option to hide my PC... if you have an issue with that I suggest you take it to your software developer. Seti gave its users the option to hide their PCs and in today's computing environment its nice to have the privacy option. Thanks S@H.

Now back to the problem. I updated my Bonic/Seti software twice in hopes of fixing the problem so going back to V6.10 is not a solution.

Also... the only problem I have connecting to internet sites is with the Bonic/Seti software (SW).

Oh! I don't have to go thru the Bonic/Seti SW to get to this message board. I simply type the Http address or select it in my Favorites list.

I have run jobs for Seti since Jul 2000. I have never experienced such an outage. I don't follow the Seti forum normally. So I am not one of the enthusiasts that you interact with normally. I do support the Seti project and as a typical know-nothing user I just want your SW to work.

You should know that I have 30 years computer SW and HW experience and I created some of the 1st websites that were on the Net.

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Message 1177936 - Posted: 14 Dec 2011, 3:29:06 UTC - in response to Message 1177934.
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My upload started working very well when I set the HTTP Proxy to 69.163.96.2:8080. Downloads....well they suck to say the least. And, I agree: the problem is in S@H--Einstein up-and down-loads work VERY well.

The server status page shows that the download servers are up, pinging them yields a 35ms average, and I still have had no downloads for over a week.

So, are the download servers UP or DOWN?
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Message 1177976 - Posted: 14 Dec 2011, 6:49:57 UTC - in response to Message 1177886.

Can you explain the reason why seti credits are not assigned in statistics since 12/9? Take a look at primegrid they have the same mole of job of seti..... But it works..... As i typed a few days ago.... It' time to call someone who knows what to do.
Seti is going to loose a lot of fun and it is a shame.

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Message 1177977 - Posted: 14 Dec 2011, 6:57:29 UTC - in response to Message 1177976.
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Will someone please lock this thread to stop silly people polluting it any further with SETI problems when this is about the BOINC download server which has nothing to do with SETI@home problems. Ggrrrr....

Cheers.
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Message 1177982 - Posted: 14 Dec 2011, 7:16:20 UTC - in response to Message 1177977.

Will someone please lock this thread to stop silly people polluting it any further with SETI problems when this is about the BOINC download server which has nothing to do with SETI@home problems. Ggrrrr....

Cheers.


Oh... Look at this: http://www.boincsynergy.com/stats/index.php 6.5 days are a lot of time.
Roarrrrrr...

Lock your self.

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Message 1178118 - Posted: 14 Dec 2011, 19:14:11 UTC - in response to Message 1177982.
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This thread is about the Boinc Download Server (aka isaac) over at http://boinc.berkeley.edu/ where the Boinc Development Forums are hosted and where all the Boinc Installers are available to download,
not the Setiathome Download Servers (aka anakin & vader), Notice isaac is Not mentioned on the Setiathome Status Page

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Message 1178135 - Posted: 14 Dec 2011, 20:48:53 UTC - in response to Message 1178118.

I am so sorry.

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Message 1182959 - Posted: 5 Jan 2012, 12:52:26 UTC - in response to Message 1178118.

Hrmmm. Yet another example of a pedantic conformist attempting to squelch the free transmission of information. Get out of your cubical and get a life! Oh, I'm not sorry at all.

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Message 1182961 - Posted: 5 Jan 2012, 13:01:58 UTC - in response to Message 1182959.

The funny thing about non-conformists is that they're all alike. ;-)

No one is trying to squelch the flow of free information... they're saying there's a time and place for everything, and this is neither.

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