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Message 1341661 - Posted: 28 Feb 2013, 16:36:27 UTC - in response to Message 1341644.


Pinging 208.68.240.18 results in 100% packet loss every time.
Pinging 208.68.240.13 results in 25% packet loss on 1 in every 3-5 goes.


You are correct as .18 no longer exists, try pinging .21 instead.
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Message 1341683 - Posted: 28 Feb 2013, 17:07:12 UTC - in response to Message 1341661.


Pinging 208.68.240.18 results in 100% packet loss every time.
Pinging 208.68.240.13 results in 25% packet loss on 1 in every 3-5 goes.


You are correct as .18 no longer exists, try pinging .21 instead.

That'd explain it.
208.68.240.21 gives 25% packet loss on every 3 out of 4 tries. Throw in the odd 50% loss.
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Message 1341715 - Posted: 28 Feb 2013, 18:56:47 UTC - in response to Message 1341659.

Pinging 208.68.240.18 results in 100% packet loss every time.
Pinging 208.68.240.13 results in 25% packet loss on 1 in every 3-5 goes.

208.68.240.18 was retired in October: the alternate download server has been 208.68.240.21 since then.


Thank you.

After changing to .21 I finnished my dl's

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Message 1341724 - Posted: 28 Feb 2013, 19:13:10 UTC
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OK, this is getting ridiculous. I've got 70+ WUs backed up in my download queue and over half of them have been there since the weekend. The fastest average transfer rate I've seen is 6.5kBps. When I do get a "burst" it lasts about 5 seconds before dropping back. For the past 2 days, I've only had one core (out of 8 CPU and 1 GPU) running.

What's the deal?
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Message 1341796 - Posted: 28 Feb 2013, 23:05:01 UTC

It appears AP ready to send have reached their high water mark at 25k.

@rebest with that boinc version, make sure you have some means of automated backoff reset. And how about a backup project if you don't want idle cores?
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Message 1341804 - Posted: 28 Feb 2013, 23:51:52 UTC - in response to Message 1341627.

Although whatever was done while i was away on holidays appears to have sorted the Scheduler out- most replies within 10 seconds.

I spoke too soon.
Getting the occasional timeout again.
*sigh*

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Message 1341805 - Posted: 28 Feb 2013, 23:53:34 UTC - in response to Message 1341724.

The fastest average transfer rate I've seen is 6.5kBps.

Wish i could download that fast.
1-1.5kB/s is doing well here at the moment.
I've hit 2kB/s a couple of times, but they were just abberations.
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Message 1341855 - Posted: 1 Mar 2013, 5:18:09 UTC

Been not watching closely over the traditional Australia Day long weekend chaos, and my machines were crunching when I looked occasionally. If I had stuck transfers I just put this retryMainTransfers.cmd in my scheduled tasks for every 20 mins or so:

@ECHO OFF
boinccmd --get_file_transfers > mainxfers.txt
FOR /F "tokens=1,2" %%i IN (mainxfers.txt) DO ( IF "%%i" EQU "name:" echo %%j IF "%%i" EQU "name:" boinccmd --file_transfer http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/ %%j retry )


This is my first post, so please forgive me if I slip up.
I need something to try and keep my downloads from getting stuck. I tried setting this up from Jason's post, but can't seem to get it to work. Must not have set it up correctly in the Win7 Task Scheduler.

Would it be possible to get a more detailed explanation on how to set up this task properly? I am sure that I am not the only one that would benefit from a detailed How To.

SIV gave me the big BSOD, and I have not tried Boinc Tasks yet. This will probably be all that I need, if I can get it to work.

Thanks in advance.
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Message 1341942 - Posted: 1 Mar 2013, 9:31:11 UTC - in response to Message 1341855.
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This is my first post, so please forgive me if I slip up.
I need something to try and keep my downloads from getting stuck. I tried setting this up from Jason's post, but can't seem to get it to work. Must not have set it up correctly in the Win7 Task Scheduler.

Jason´s could give you a better hand, but just a tip. The cmd in the right directory? The cmd must be in the boinc program directory not the boinc data directory, that one of the mistakes most people do. In my win 7/64 is C:\Program Files (x86)\Boinc for example, in the wrong directory the scheduler could work but the cmd will not works. I use and works fine.
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Message 1341966 - Posted: 1 Mar 2013, 11:25:03 UTC - in response to Message 1341942.


This is my first post, so please forgive me if I slip up.
I need something to try and keep my downloads from getting stuck. I tried setting this up from Jason's post, but can't seem to get it to work. Must not have set it up correctly in the Win7 Task Scheduler.

Jason´s could give you a better hand, but just a tip. The cmd in the right directory? The cmd must be in the boinc program directory not the boinc data directory, that one of the mistakes most people do. In my win 7/64 is C:\Program Files (x86)\Boinc for example, in the wrong directory the scheduler could work but the cmd will not works. I use and works fine.

Hmmm. I'm seeing

29no12ag.13846.8252.206158430217.10.16 IF "name:" EQU "name:" boinccmd --file_transfer http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/ 29no12ag.13846.8252.206158430217.10.16 retry

in my command window - I don't think that's going to work. Hold on while I debug.

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Message 1341971 - Posted: 1 Mar 2013, 11:46:22 UTC

OK, this version seems to work for me.

@ECHO OFF reg query "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Space Sciences Laboratory, U.C. Berkeley\BOINC Setup" /v INSTALLDIR >installed.txt for /F "tokens=2*" %%a in ('findstr REG_SZ installed.txt') do set InstDir=%%b "%InstDir%boinccmd" --get_file_transfers > mainxfers.txt FOR /F "tokens=1,2" %%i IN (mainxfers.txt) DO (IF "%%i" EQU "name:" "%InstDir%boinccmd" --file_transfer http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/ %%j retry ) pause

I've boiler-plated in the standard code we use to find where boinccmd lives for testing - that saves hunting for it (I made the test run direct from a Windows 7 desktop).

The 'pause' command on the last line simply gives you a chance to check that everything's running smoothly - if it's working, you should see nothing except 'Press any key to continue...'. If you see any garbage like my last post, then something's gone wrong. Run the .cmd file manually a few times first to be sure, then delete the 'pause' line before giving responsibility to the Windows task scheduler.

A note of warning: Jason has coded this for crunchers who run only the main SETI project. If you run anything else - even SETI Beta - the results are unpredictable, because the SETI project's url is hard-coded into the file, and there's no test (nor does boinccmd allow any test) for which project a 'transfer in progress' belongs to.

I hope that the worst that would happen if you ran the command during a 20-minute file upload to CPDN or GPUGrid would be a 'file not found' or similar error in the BOINC event log, but I don't propose to risk it - SIV works for me.

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Message 1342125 - Posted: 1 Mar 2013, 18:21:15 UTC

SIV boinc status with auto retry enabled helps alot.

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Message 1342202 - Posted: 1 Mar 2013, 21:00:44 UTC

I modified and compiled my boinc client for that...
7.0.53 works like it is 6.10.x all over again :-)
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Message 1342250 - Posted: 2 Mar 2013, 0:37:47 UTC - in response to Message 1341659.

Pinging 208.68.240.18 results in 100% packet loss every time.
Pinging 208.68.240.13 results in 25% packet loss on 1 in every 3-5 goes.

208.68.240.18 was retired in October: the alternate download server has been 208.68.240.21 since then.

Which file do i need to check to make sure .21 is been used?
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Message 1342257 - Posted: 2 Mar 2013, 1:01:04 UTC - in response to Message 1342250.

Which file do i need to check to make sure .21 is been used?

I've edited my Hosts file to use just the one server.
Without the Hosts file entry it will change servers (sort of) randomly.
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Message 1342264 - Posted: 2 Mar 2013, 1:30:50 UTC - in response to Message 1342257.

Which file do i need to check to make sure .21 is been used?

I've edited my Hosts file to use just the one server.
Without the Hosts file entry it will change servers (sort of) randomly.

Thanks Grant can you or somone please advise me on where the host file is or how to create one?
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Message 1342279 - Posted: 2 Mar 2013, 2:16:35 UTC

The file hosts is a text file usually in c:\windows\System32\Drivers\etc
It may be Read Only, so you may have to Right Click on it in explorer, Properties and untick the Read Only box.


Run Notepad.exe as administrator. i.e. Right Click on it and
Run As Administrator





The #s are remarks


Then in Notepad add the line below:


# For example:
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# 102.54.94.97 rhino.acme.com # source server
# 38.25.63.10 x.acme.com # x client host
208.68.240.21 boinc2.ssl.berkeley.edu
#

This will force the system to use 208.68.240.21 instead of whatever DNS sends back.

Hope this makes sense.

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Message 1342280 - Posted: 2 Mar 2013, 2:20:35 UTC - in response to Message 1342264.


C:/Windows/System32/Drivers/etc

By default there will be a file called Hosts (note no extenstion)


# Copyright (c) 1993-2006 Microsoft Corp.
#
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
#
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
#
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
#
# For example:
#
# 102.54.94.97 rhino.acme.com # source server
# 38.25.63.10 x.acme.com # x client host

# localhost name resolution is handle within DNS itself.
# 127.0.0.1 localhost
# ::1 localhost


at the bottom of all that you just put in the entries you want.
I've got

208.68.240.13 boinc2.ssl.berkeley.edu # SAH Download server
# 208.68.240.21 boinc2.ssl.berkeley.edu # SAH Download server
# 208.68.240.16 setiboincdata.ssl.berkeley.edu # SAH Upload server
# 208.68.240.20 setiboinc.ssl.berkeley.edu # SAH Scheduling server


I actually use the Hosts file from MVPS as it blocks all sorts of unpleasant sites.
I then just put the entries above at the top of that hosts file, save it in the directory at the top there & we're good to go.
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Message 1342285 - Posted: 2 Mar 2013, 3:16:39 UTC

Thankyou Grant & Big Reg I've learnt a new thing today
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