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Message 1342303 - Posted: 2 Mar 2013, 5:28:40 UTC

Thanks a lot for the information on hosts file. The MVPS hosts file is really useful.
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Message 1342325 - Posted: 2 Mar 2013, 6:51:51 UTC - in response to Message 1341971.

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.


Thanks for getting back to me Richard, I appreciate the help.
I only crunch for SETI, so other projects will not be a problem. I reworked my files using the info that you provided, but I am still having problems getting it to work. I think some of the problem might be that I have not done anything requiring a batch file or DOS prompt since WFW3.1, so I ask that you bear with me. I might have introduced a syntax error or typo and just can not see it.
Here are the files that I created and placed in theC:\Program Files\Boinc directory.

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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 )

**********************************************************
installed.txt

FOR /F "tokens=2*" %%a IN ('findstr REG_SZ installed.txt') do set InstDir=%%b

**********************************************************
seti_transfers_retry.cmd

@ECHO OFF
reg query "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Space Sciences Laboratory, U.C. Berkeley\BOINC Setup" /v INSTALLDIR >installed.txt
"%InstDir%boinccmd" --get_file_transfers > mainxfers.txt
pause

**********************************************************
When I manually run the retry.cmd I get this error,
'"boinccmd"' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.
I am not sure why it is saying that. I then hit a key and the window closes. I would appreciate it if maybe you could take a look and figure out where I went wrong.

Thanks.
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Message 1342334 - Posted: 2 Mar 2013, 8:18:18 UTC - in response to Message 1342325.

Thanks for getting back to me Richard, I appreciate the help.
I only crunch for SETI, so other projects will not be a problem. I reworked my files using the info that you provided, but I am still having problems getting it to work. I think some of the problem might be that I have not done anything requiring a batch file or DOS prompt since WFW3.1, so I ask that you bear with me. I might have introduced a syntax error or typo and just can not see it.
Here are the files that I created and placed in theC:\Program Files\Boinc directory.

*********************************************************
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 )

**********************************************************
installed.txt

FOR /F "tokens=2*" %%a IN ('findstr REG_SZ installed.txt') do set InstDir=%%b

**********************************************************
seti_transfers_retry.cmd

@ECHO OFF
reg query "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Space Sciences Laboratory, U.C. Berkeley\BOINC Setup" /v INSTALLDIR >installed.txt
"%InstDir%boinccmd" --get_file_transfers > mainxfers.txt
pause

**********************************************************
When I manually run the retry.cmd I get this error,
'"boinccmd"' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.
I am not sure why it is saying that. I then hit a key and the window closes. I would appreciate it if maybe you could take a look and figure out where I went wrong.

Thanks.

You need to create only one file: seti_xfers.cmd (or whatever name you like) containing exactly what Richard posted:
@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


installed.txt and maintxfers.txt are files that will be created and used automatically by the script, you dont need to create them.
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Message 1342351 - Posted: 2 Mar 2013, 10:07:25 UTC - in response to Message 1342334.
Last modified: 2 Mar 2013, 10:22:20 UTC

You need to create only one file: seti_xfers.cmd (or whatever name you like) containing exactly what Richard posted:

@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

installed.txt and maintxfers.txt are files that will be created and used automatically by the script, you dont need to create them.

And you can put it wherever is tidy and convenient - you don't need to go looking for BOINC folders yourself. That's the point.

Remember to remove the 'pause' line once you've seen that it's working properly.

Edit - since you're running Windows 7 don't put it in C:\Program Files\ or any sub-folder thereof - Windows 7 doesn't like scripts writing data in there, unless you want to run it 'as administrator' all the time.

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Message 1342357 - Posted: 2 Mar 2013, 12:21:11 UTC

Only running seti ap as gpu project.

4 tasks in 2 gpu's and a cache set for 10 days with 9 extra days.

scheduler req says not requesting new tasks.....

ehhh

4 tasks for 19 days of cache.....

anyone has a trick for how to make Boinc try to fill it's cache when running seti??

Newer boinc versions up to .52 does not do the trick.
I run .28

boinc only reqz work after last task is done...

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Message 1342358 - Posted: 2 Mar 2013, 12:22:59 UTC

I suspect there are som leftover config from .52 when downgrading to .28 again...

.28 use to work better...

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Message 1342360 - Posted: 2 Mar 2013, 12:39:04 UTC - in response to Message 1342357.

Only running seti ap as gpu project.

4 tasks in 2 gpu's and a cache set for 10 days with 9 extra days.

scheduler req says not requesting new tasks.....

ehhh

4 tasks for 19 days of cache.....

anyone has a trick for how to make Boinc try to fill it's cache when running seti??

Newer boinc versions up to .52 does not do the trick.
I run .28

boinc only reqz work after last task is done...


Try setting the Max additional work buffer to 0.01 days and it should start requesting work.

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Message 1342397 - Posted: 2 Mar 2013, 15:43:21 UTC - in response to Message 1342360.

Only running seti ap as gpu project.

4 tasks in 2 gpu's and a cache set for 10 days with 9 extra days.

scheduler req says not requesting new tasks.....

ehhh

4 tasks for 19 days of cache.....

anyone has a trick for how to make Boinc try to fill it's cache when running seti??

Newer boinc versions up to .52 does not do the trick.
I run .28

boinc only reqz work after last task is done...


Try setting the Max additional work buffer to 0.01 days and it should start requesting work.


Thank you for the reminder.
It is now set to 0,01
I had that before and changed it for some reason unknown to me *heh*

6 more tasks in downloading mode, avg speed 3.2Kb per sec

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Message 1342434 - Posted: 2 Mar 2013, 18:04:24 UTC - in response to Message 1342250.

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?

C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts is the only place you could influence it. Otherwise you pick it up from the name using DNS.
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Message 1342442 - Posted: 2 Mar 2013, 18:34:03 UTC - in response to Message 1342434.

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?

C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts is the only place you could influence it. Otherwise you pick it up from the name using DNS.

Alternatively, open a command prompt, and type

ipconfig /displaydns

Look for lines like these in the resulting output:

boinc2.ssl.berkeley.edu ---------------------------------------- Record Name . . . . . : boinc2.ssl.berkeley.edu Record Type . . . . . : 1 Time To Live . . . . : 127 Data Length . . . . . : 4 Section . . . . . . . : Answer A (Host) Record . . . : 208.68.240.13 Record Name . . . . . : boinc2.ssl.berkeley.edu Record Type . . . . . : 1 Time To Live . . . . : 127 Data Length . . . . . : 4 Section . . . . . . . : Answer A (Host) Record . . . : 208.68.240.21

(you need to have downloaded, or at least tried to download, a SETI task within the last couple of minutes for this to work. And if there's too much clutter to find boinc2.ssl.berkeley.edu easily, clear it with ipconfig /flushdns first)

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Message 1342528 - Posted: 2 Mar 2013, 23:18:40 UTC - in response to Message 1342442.


Been getting a few "No tasks sent" messages this morning, even when requesting only 1 or 2 WUs.
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Message 1342572 - Posted: 3 Mar 2013, 1:16:33 UTC

What happened to the 100 wu limit? My P4 has 180 in progress.
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Message 1342580 - Posted: 3 Mar 2013, 1:32:23 UTC - in response to Message 1342572.
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What happened to the 100 wu limit? My P4 has 180 in progress.

I just had a look at it and all looks proper to me.

State: All (177) · In progress (100) · Validation pending (34) · Validation inconclusive (2) · Valid (41) · Invalid (0) · Error (0)


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Message 1342583 - Posted: 3 Mar 2013, 2:03:20 UTC - in response to Message 1342580.

That's the way it looks now, possibly these old eyes, although I did look on 2 different crunchers.
As one gets older you lose 3 things, the hair, the eyes and I can't remember the 3rd.
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Message 1342584 - Posted: 3 Mar 2013, 2:09:07 UTC - in response to Message 1342583.

That's the way it looks now, possibly these old eyes, although I did look on 2 different crunchers.
As one gets older you lose 3 things, the hair, the eyes and I can't remember the 3rd.

I certainly know more about that growing old business than I'd like as well. ;)

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Message 1342607 - Posted: 3 Mar 2013, 5:44:56 UTC

Until we figure out the bandwidth problem, I am going to eliminate AP work from my machines.

366k downloads much better than 8MB.
My 660 kept getting locked out of SETI work because the AP work was getting stuck in backoff and I was already out of MB work.
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Message 1342610 - Posted: 3 Mar 2013, 7:14:26 UTC - in response to Message 1342607.

Until we figure out the bandwidth problem, I am going to eliminate AP work from my machines.

366k downloads much better than 8MB.
My 660 kept getting locked out of SETI work because the AP work was getting stuck in backoff and I was already out of MB work.

Since picking a proxy that seems to still be working, APs are downloading from start to finish with no interruptions in about 6 minutes for me. I got 30 of them on the 2nd and not a single one had any issues.

Should look into giving a proxy a try.

I'm using HTTP 165.24.10.8:8080, and "don't use for:"
http://setiboincdata.ssl.berkeley.edu/sah_cgi/file_upload_handler,http://setiboinc.ssl.berkeley.edu/sah_cgi/cgi


That proxy was on the proxy list a few days ago but isn't anymore..but it still works, and it allows uploads and scheduler to be direct.
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Message 1342659 - Posted: 3 Mar 2013, 12:34:13 UTC
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After uninstalling BM again after have used .52 I now have a working .28

And I do get ap's to crunch.
Better speed then before. Still get stalled transfers though.

But with SIV auto retry on.
Transfer timeouts set to 60 in cc_config.xml
and <max_file_xfers_per_project>20<
and the use of .21 in HOSTS file

I get them....

finally

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Message 1342732 - Posted: 3 Mar 2013, 17:52:12 UTC - in response to Message 1342659.

After uninstalling BM again after have used .52 I now have a working .28

And I do get ap's to crunch.
Better speed then before. Still get stalled transfers though.

But with SIV auto retry on.
Transfer timeouts set to 60 in cc_config.xml
and <max_file_xfers_per_project>20<
and the use of .21 in HOSTS file

I get them....

finally


I quote myself here...

70+ ap tasks dl today. :)

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Message 1342800 - Posted: 3 Mar 2013, 20:55:14 UTC - in response to Message 1342607.

Until we figure out the bandwidth problem, I am going to eliminate AP work from my machines.366k downloads much better than 8MB.
My 660 kept getting locked out of SETI work because the AP work was getting stuck in backoff and I was already out of MB work.

Yup, i did that last week for the same reason :(

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