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Message 1367380 - Posted: 13 May 2013, 4:56:05 UTC

Both my crunchers have been running flawlessly until today's problem at SETI. Now one of them (with NO hardware or software changes) is getting "Can't resolve host name" on update tries and on work requests. The other is OK, just isn't getting any work at the moment.
I'm running Win 7 x64.
What can I do on this machine? Can anyone give me the needed entries for my HOSTS file, and the correct location for it?
Thanks!


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Message 1367385 - Posted: 13 May 2013, 5:31:19 UTC - in response to Message 1367380.  
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Have you tried a different dns server? 8.8.8.8 I think is one.


Why can't you use the same settings as the one that's working?

Tried rebooting?

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Message 1367389 - Posted: 13 May 2013, 5:52:58 UTC
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They both already use the same settings. And the same DNS server. That's why I was asking for help.


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Message 1367390 - Posted: 13 May 2013, 5:59:42 UTC - in response to Message 1367389.  

So you didn't try rebooting?

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Message 1367393 - Posted: 13 May 2013, 6:09:40 UTC - in response to Message 1367380.  

......Can anyone give me the needed entries for my HOSTS file, and the correct location for it?
Thanks!

My HOSTS file
# Copyright (c) 1993-1999 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

127.0.0.1       localhost

208.68.240.13	boinc2.ssl.berkeley.edu		# S@H Download Server
208.68.240.21	boinc2.ssl.berkeley.edu		# S@H Download Server
208.68.240.16	setiboincdata.ssl.berkeley.edu	# S@H Upload Server
208.68.240.20	setiboinc.ssl.berkeley.edu	# S@H Scheduling Server


When you get the "Can't resolve host name" error, do you also get an "Internet access OK. Servers may be temporarily down" message ? or any other message that may be of help.

Can you access the net from that machine ?

T.A.

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Message 1367438 - Posted: 13 May 2013, 11:33:33 UTC - in response to Message 1367390.  

So you didn't try rebooting?


No, I didn't.
Actually, the problem resolved itself somehow just a few minutes after I posted - the messages stopped and my stuff went through OK.

@TA: I had Internet access all through the problem.

Thanks for your help - luckily, it was unneeded this time.

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Message 1367645 - Posted: 13 May 2013, 21:06:35 UTC - in response to Message 1367438.  

I have seen this sort of thing happen when an antivirus
program updates in the background and needs a reboot to
complete it's update.

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