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Message 1256738 - Posted: 7 Jul 2012, 1:38:44 UTC

In the last day or two, a few times I did Update to clear the
Ready to Report (I think that's the spelling)
on my slower machine (faster machine was not
showing any Ready To Report, it keeps that clear somehow).
New MB were were downloading at over 100kB/s. 10 or 15 of them
in a row. B meaning bytes, as usual.

That is not really fast, but it is a gigantic change from months
of 10kB/s or less downloads. Hope it keeps up. I did not do anything
to affect this AFAIK. (unless latest Linux Kernel affected it,
Ubuntu 12.04).

Linux q2 3.2.0-26-generic-pae #41-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jun 14 16:45:14 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
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Message 1256745 - Posted: 7 Jul 2012, 1:54:26 UTC

Guess I should add that the computer running faster downloads
is running the 7.0.27 ppa version of boinc.
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Message 1257491 - Posted: 8 Jul 2012, 11:18:44 UTC

I have been getting painfully slow downloads as usual. But eventually I fetch the files.
-"Young" James

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Message 1257568 - Posted: 8 Jul 2012, 15:50:59 UTC
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My excitement was unwarranted. Speeds have fallen back to
what passes (slowly) for normal. Sigh. On the gripping hand,
at least I (edit: like James C) get enough tasks.
I was hoping there was a new normal,
but I guess not.
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Message 1257821 - Posted: 9 Jul 2012, 2:17:15 UTC - in response to Message 1257568.  

We could only wish! But hey were right, it would be time to complain when our computer outran the connect. (which very well could be in a few years with current advances)
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Message 1260214 - Posted: 14 Jul 2012, 9:28:33 UTC

Good morning from Bavaria.

The WU downloads are slow as ever. No matter if it's Tuesday or not.

Sometimes it takes up to 30 minutes for one 366kB WU to download. And everytime the download will stop for anything between 30 minutes and 8 hours due to system properties.
My connection is an 6 Mbit/s broadband (that is was what passes for broadband in rural Bavaria...).
My temporary solution when I'm in front of computer: every WU that will take more than 2 minutes to download is deleted from the list.

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Message 1260225 - Posted: 14 Jul 2012, 10:27:34 UTC - in response to Message 1260214.  

My temporary solution when I'm in front of computer: every WU that will take more than 2 minutes to download is deleted from the list.

Blöde Idee ;-)

Better use the Retry button.

Gruß,
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Message 1260229 - Posted: 14 Jul 2012, 10:42:03 UTC

My temporary solution when I'm in front of computer: every WU that will take more than 2 minutes to download is deleted from the list.


Which probably explains why you currently have 74 errors listed.
"Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine."
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Message 1260232 - Posted: 14 Jul 2012, 11:10:39 UTC

Deleting WU from your list is a sure fire way of getting into more trouble.
Two solutions, either use the "re-try" button, or sit back and let BOINC take its course.
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Message 1260237 - Posted: 14 Jul 2012, 11:17:47 UTC
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Not always a solution guys.
I only hit the reply button once yesterday and the servers aborted download of 14 tasks imediately.
Ususally i abuse that button.
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Message 1260247 - Posted: 14 Jul 2012, 11:33:33 UTC
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There is a Chinese proverb: sit by the riverside and...
See your download go
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Message 1260271 - Posted: 14 Jul 2012, 12:40:49 UTC
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In those cases there are always the solution to use proxies, try:

http://www.freeproxylists.net/

Then find a proxie close from your location (close not necessary means close from view of geographical location, must be close in the network array)

Takes some time but when you find a right one the DL normaly works very fast.

Sorry i can´t give you more clues because the choise of the right proxie depends on your particular ISP, here i normaly use an local proxie or an USA proxie, but hear some guys uses diferent country proxies and work ok.

Hope this help.
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Message 1260305 - Posted: 14 Jul 2012, 14:51:02 UTC

Yes, I have seen the 'try another proxy' suggestion
in other threads here, and I wonder whether someone
has a good explanation of
why that sometimes works for a while.
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Message 1260388 - Posted: 14 Jul 2012, 18:32:02 UTC - in response to Message 1260305.  

Yes, I have seen the 'try another proxy' suggestion
in other threads here, and I wonder whether someone
has a good explanation of
why that sometimes works for a while.

One possible explanation would be other, more stable / less loaded route to the S@H servers.

Anyway... as long as it works, I can live without an explanation. By now all my machines use a proxy, without it even my ancient AthlonXP was sometimes falling behind with downloads and that machine needs just 2-4 WUs a day and runs BOINC 6.10.18, so quite short backoffs. My Athlon X2 is not able to download enough tasks since at least 2-3 weeks without help of either the retry button or a proxy... I'll stay with a proxy for now, less job for me. If it gets worse -> backup project.
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Message 1260584 - Posted: 15 Jul 2012, 8:24:11 UTC

Danke für die Infos.
Thanks for the information.

I hit the retry button repeatedly. Still the WU's would go into hibernation for everything up to 8 hours. Or it says "Downloading" but nothing would happen.

I think I'll stick with deleting WU's that take more than 2 minutes for downloading.
And there are other projects to crunch.

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Message 1260587 - Posted: 15 Jul 2012, 8:49:12 UTC

Do NOT deleted tasks.

I too a now out of chance on one machine. Nothing to download. Just a matter of waiting I guess. Looks like the rate of download has exceeded the time to complete.
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Message 1260628 - Posted: 15 Jul 2012, 12:21:32 UTC - in response to Message 1260587.  

Do NOT deleted tasks.

I agree here, DO NOT DELETE TASKS. That generates only additional load on the servers and makes it only worse for all of us, specially if many people start doing that.

Use the retry button and/or a proxy instead, if you have to.
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Message 1260629 - Posted: 15 Jul 2012, 12:26:57 UTC

I think I'll stick with deleting WU's that take more than 2 minutes for downloading.
And there are other projects to crunch.


Sometimes that means all of them.


And that just sends your errors up and will limit the number you can download
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Message 1260962 - Posted: 16 Jul 2012, 3:57:42 UTC - in response to Message 1260584.  

I think I'll stick with deleting WU's that take more than 2 minutes for downloading.

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http://rh-software.com/









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Message 1294278 - Posted: 12 Oct 2012, 16:22:02 UTC

This morning several SETI 366KB downloads showing 500KBps
or more. Some finished downloading and left the transfers
screen before displaying any rate. I don't expect that to continue,
but my, it was refreshing.
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