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Message 1295735 - Posted: 15 Oct 2012, 20:30:32 UTC

Hello everyone,

I am having some issues on this system: ID: 6790314 with the BOINC version 7.0.28. It seems to refuse to call home and get new tasks or report tasks unless I manually send them. I have tried changing network settings around and nothing seems to help. I am hoping I am just missing something silly with this system.

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Message 1295741 - Posted: 15 Oct 2012, 20:38:18 UTC - in response to Message 1295735.
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Hello everyone,

I am having some issues on this system: ID: 6790314 with the BOINC version 7.0.28. It seems to refuse to call home and get new tasks or report tasks unless I manually send them. I have tried changing network settings around and nothing seems to help. I am hoping I am just missing something silly with this system.

TIA

What are both your cache settings?

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Message 1295749 - Posted: 15 Oct 2012, 20:58:14 UTC - in response to Message 1295741.

Hello everyone,

I am having some issues on this system: ID: 6790314 with the BOINC version 7.0.28. It seems to refuse to call home and get new tasks or report tasks unless I manually send them. I have tried changing network settings around and nothing seems to help. I am hoping I am just missing something silly with this system.

TIA

What are both your cache settings?

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Message 1295750 - Posted: 15 Oct 2012, 21:05:58 UTC - in response to Message 1295749.
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Hello everyone,

I am having some issues on this system: ID: 6790314 with the BOINC version 7.0.28. It seems to refuse to call home and get new tasks or report tasks unless I manually send them. I have tried changing network settings around and nothing seems to help. I am hoping I am just missing something silly with this system.

TIA

What are both your cache settings?

Claggy


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So at the moment, Boinc should cache up to 2 days worth of work, then wait for the cache to drop to 1 days worth of work before asking again,

you could try 2 + 0.01

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Message 1295806 - Posted: 16 Oct 2012, 1:02:16 UTC

I had the same problem spread over several projects. This was resolved by using a BAT file to do the BOINC Manager update.

The BAT file I use is specific for my system running SETI on the CPUs ...

cls

:START

echo off

time /t

PING -n 3660 127.0.0.1>nul

boinccmd --project http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/ update

GOTO START

The number, after the PING statement, is the time in seconds until the next update request.

I now have few projects requiring manual updating between different project updates, unless I look in between the BAT file requests where the PING has a long set time.


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Message 1295831 - Posted: 16 Oct 2012, 2:39:29 UTC - in response to Message 1295806.

I had the same issue until Jason and Claggy sorted me out.

1. Go to your Boinc > Preferences > Network Usage > Click "Clear".

2. Now set your "Connect every __ Days" to 4.

3. Set "Additional Work Buffer" to 0.01

4. Click "OK"

Why this works, I have no idea but it worked for me.




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Message 1295952 - Posted: 16 Oct 2012, 13:20:51 UTC - in response to Message 1295806.

I had the same problem spread over several projects. This was resolved by using a BAT file to do the BOINC Manager update.

The BAT file I use is specific for my system running SETI on the CPUs ...

cls
:START
echo off
time /t
PING -n 3660 127.0.0.1>nul
boinccmd --project http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/ update
GOTO START

The number, after the PING statement, is the time in seconds until the next update request.

I now have few projects requiring manual updating between different project updates, unless I look in between the BAT file requests where the PING has a long set time.

In newer versions of windows you can use the command timeout to have a delay in your .bat scripts. Server 2003 also has it, but XP didn't see to get it. You can copy timeout.exe form a 2003 machine or download timeout.exe from the 2000 resource kit tools.
http://www.petri.co.il/download_free_reskit_tools.htm
Then you could have:
@ECHO OFF
cls
:start
@ECHO %time%
boinccmd --project http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/ update
timeout 3660 /nobreak
goto start

Also this would get the job done.
@ECHO OFF
@ECHO %time%
boinccmd --project http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/ update
timeout 3660 /nobreak
%~nx0

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