Posts by ReiAyanami

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (105) Server Problems? (Message 1861147)
Posted 13 Apr 2017 by Profile ReiAyanamiProject Donor
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. . Well done people ... it's nice to see a problem solved by group efforts :)

Stephen

:)

I really appreciate all the input.
I try to remember everything I learned today and I'm sure some of these will save me one day.
Thank you all.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (105) Server Problems? (Message 1861143)
Posted 13 Apr 2017 by Profile ReiAyanamiProject Donor
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That does look like the host name of the server.
scheduling server	synergy
scheduler process	synergy
feeder			synergy

However since the project doesn't use server host names to communicate with you might want to temporarily add entries to your local host file.
208.68.240.110 setiathome.berkeley.edu
208.68.240.126 setiboinc.ssl.berkeley.edu
208.68.240.118 setiboincdata.ssl.berkeley.edu
208.68.240.119 boinc2.ssl.berkeley.edu
208.68.240.127 boinc2.ssl.berkeley.edu

I use google, 8.8.8.8, for my primary DNS in my router and my ISP DNS as secondary.

Thank you.
This resolved the issue.
I'm back on crunching!!
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (105) Server Problems? (Message 1861133)
Posted 12 Apr 2017 by Profile ReiAyanamiProject Donor
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What about
nslookup setiboinc.ssl.berkeley.edu
.. and goggle.com
Resolves to an IP?

Google is fine, but
*** can't find setiboinc.ssl.berkeley.edu: Server failed

Looks like your ISP doesn't have a record for it anymore.
Name: setiboinc.ssl.berkeley.edu
Address: 208.68.240.126

When I looked up 208.68.240.126
synergy.ssl.berkeley.edu was returned
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (105) Server Problems? (Message 1861125)
Posted 12 Apr 2017 by Profile ReiAyanamiProject Donor
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What about
nslookup setiboinc.ssl.berkeley.edu
.. and goggle.com
Resolves to an IP?

Google is fine, but
*** can't find setiboinc.ssl.berkeley.edu: Server failed
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (105) Server Problems? (Message 1861110)
Posted 12 Apr 2017 by Profile ReiAyanamiProject Donor
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Maybe running, ipconfig /flushdns, will clear your problem.

Cheers.

Thank you, Wiggo.
Flushdns was successful but still not solved the problem.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (105) Server Problems? (Message 1861109)
Posted 12 Apr 2017 by Profile ReiAyanamiProject Donor
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Does that computer even have internet access?

4/12/2017 4:17:37 PM | SETI@home | [http] [ID#1] Info: Could not resolve host: setiboinc.ssl.berkeley.edu
4/12/2017 4:17:37 PM | SETI@home | [http] [ID#1] Info: Closing connection 13
4/12/2017 4:17:37 PM | | [network_status] got HTTP error - checking ref site
4/12/2017 4:17:37 PM | SETI@home | [http] HTTP error: Couldn't resolve host name
4/12/2017 4:17:37 PM | | [work_fetch] Request work fetch: RPC complete
4/12/2017 4:17:38 PM | | [network_status] status: reference site lookup pending

What is the result from the reference site?
You should get "Internet access OK - Project servers may be down"

You might try from a DOS window (Widows Start / Run / cmd)
ping google.com
ping setiboinc.ssl.berkeley.edu


Yes, it says:
4/12/2017 4:17:39 PM | | [http] [ID#0] Received header from server:
4/12/2017 4:17:39 PM | | [http] [ID#0] Info: Connection #10 to host www.google.com left intact
4/12/2017 4:17:39 PM | | Internet access OK - project servers may be temporarily down.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (105) Server Problems? (Message 1861105)
Posted 12 Apr 2017 by Profile ReiAyanamiProject Donor
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You might be getting a server time out while it is processing 400 uploaded tasks.

Try adding this to cc_cinfig under options (I would suggest 100).

<max_tasks_reported>N</max_tasks_reported>
- Report at most N tasks per scheduler RPC. Try N=1000 if your computer has lots of tasks to report and is having trouble completing a scheduler RPC.

Thank you, Brent.
I checked cc-config and N was 0.
I changed it to 100,
and I still have all 400 tasks.
(I tried 1000 and not resolved)
Should I make N bigger or smaller?

4/12/2017 4:17:36 PM | | [work_fetch] Request work fetch: Backoff ended for SETI@home
4/12/2017 4:17:36 PM | | [work_fetch] ------- start work fetch state -------
4/12/2017 4:17:36 PM | | [work_fetch] target work buffer: 864000.00 + 864000.00 sec
4/12/2017 4:17:36 PM | | [work_fetch] --- project states ---
4/12/2017 4:17:36 PM | SETI@home | [work_fetch] REC 981418.379 prio -1.000 can't request work: too many uploads in progress
4/12/2017 4:17:36 PM | | [work_fetch] --- state for CPU ---
4/12/2017 4:17:36 PM | | [work_fetch] shortfall 20736000.00 nidle 12.00 saturated 0.00 busy 0.00
4/12/2017 4:17:36 PM | SETI@home | [work_fetch] share 0.000
4/12/2017 4:17:36 PM | | [work_fetch] --- state for NVIDIA GPU ---
4/12/2017 4:17:36 PM | | [work_fetch] shortfall 5184000.00 nidle 3.00 saturated 0.00 busy 0.00
4/12/2017 4:17:36 PM | SETI@home | [work_fetch] share 0.000
4/12/2017 4:17:36 PM | | [work_fetch] ------- end work fetch state -------
4/12/2017 4:17:36 PM | SETI@home | [work_fetch] request: CPU (0.00 sec, 0.00 inst) NVIDIA GPU (0.00 sec, 0.00 inst)
4/12/2017 4:17:36 PM | SETI@home | [http] HTTP_OP::init_post(): http://setiboinc.ssl.berkeley.edu/sah_cgi/cgi
4/12/2017 4:17:36 PM | SETI@home | [http] HTTP_OP::libcurl_exec(): ca-bundle set
4/12/2017 4:17:37 PM | | [network_status] status: online
4/12/2017 4:17:37 PM | SETI@home | [http] [ID#1] Info: Could not resolve host: setiboinc.ssl.berkeley.edu
4/12/2017 4:17:37 PM | SETI@home | [http] [ID#1] Info: Closing connection 13
4/12/2017 4:17:37 PM | | [network_status] got HTTP error - checking ref site
4/12/2017 4:17:37 PM | SETI@home | [http] HTTP error: Couldn't resolve host name
4/12/2017 4:17:37 PM | | [work_fetch] Request work fetch: RPC complete
4/12/2017 4:17:38 PM | | [network_status] status: reference site lookup pending
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (105) Server Problems? (Message 1861095)
Posted 12 Apr 2017 by Profile ReiAyanamiProject Donor
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Thank you, Keith.
Now I'm receiving a long event log,
but it still says the same thing.

4/12/2017 3:39:26 PM | | [network_status] status: online
4/12/2017 3:39:27 PM | SETI@home | [http] [ID#17] Info: Could not resolve host: setiboincdata.ssl.berkeley.edu
4/12/2017 3:39:27 PM | SETI@home | [http] [ID#17] Info: Closing connection 15
4/12/2017 3:39:27 PM | SETI@home | [http] [ID#18] Info: Could not resolve host: setiboincdata.ssl.berkeley.edu
4/12/2017 3:39:27 PM | SETI@home | [http] [ID#18] Info: Closing connection 16
4/12/2017 3:39:27 PM | | [network_status] got HTTP error - checking ref site
4/12/2017 3:39:27 PM | SETI@home | [http] HTTP error: Couldn't resolve host name
4/12/2017 3:39:27 PM | | [network_status] got HTTP error - checking ref site
4/12/2017 3:39:27 PM | SETI@home | [http] HTTP error: Couldn't resolve host name
4/12/2017 3:39:27 PM | | [network_status] status: reference site lookup pending

How can I use this information?
If I keep running this, does it automatically debug and correct the situation?
I'm quite ignorant about network and programs.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (105) Server Problems? (Message 1861086)
Posted 12 Apr 2017 by Profile ReiAyanamiProject Donor
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Try my steps that I used in the message earlier in the thread and use the Log Options.


I read your earlier post but I needed a little more detailed instructions.
I have no idea what you were talking about.
Could you direct me where I can learn about what you were mentioning?
I appreciate your help.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (105) Server Problems? (Message 1861083)
Posted 12 Apr 2017 by Profile ReiAyanamiProject Donor
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Fairly simple (assuming you are using BOINC manager's GUI interface)
In the "advanced" view select the "transfers" tab
You will see the list of tasks being uploaded, in the "status" column a large number of them will probably say something like "postponed for xx minutes", then "project back-off xx hrs: xx minutes".
Select one of the tasks, click the "retry now" button, this will clear the "project back-off" flag, and with luck tasks will start to be uploaded. Select all (or at least a fair number) of the tasks that still have "postponed" times, retry them, this should clear them so they can be transfered. If you have a lot of tasks stalled it may take a few attempts to get them all moved.

Once you get down to a small number of tasks (below ten I think) you should find that downloads start automatically, otherwise just wait for the next "new" task to completed, and this should prod the servers into sending you new work, without the impolite message about having too many stalled uploads.


I did what you described more than 100 times by now.
I know it usually does solve the problem but not this time.
What next?
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (105) Server Problems? (Message 1861080)
Posted 12 Apr 2017 by Profile ReiAyanamiProject Donor
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4/12/2017 2:22:59 PM | SETI@home | Started upload of 08oc08ag.25154.14387.14.41.131_1_r792457085_0
4/12/2017 2:22:59 PM | SETI@home | Started upload of blc13_2bit_guppi_57824_84804_HIP22845_0056.2235.409.23.46.33.vlar_1_r1881844723_0
4/12/2017 2:23:00 PM | SETI@home | Temporarily failed upload of 08oc08ag.25154.14387.14.41.131_1_r792457085_0: can't resolve hostname
4/12/2017 2:23:00 PM | SETI@home | Backing off 00:09:17 on upload of 08oc08ag.25154.14387.14.41.131_1_r792457085_0
4/12/2017 2:23:00 PM | SETI@home | Temporarily failed upload of blc13_2bit_guppi_57824_84804_HIP22845_0056.2235.409.23.46.33.vlar_1_r1881844723_0: can't resolve hostname
4/12/2017 2:23:00 PM | SETI@home | Backing off 00:09:06 on upload of blc13_2bit_guppi_57824_84804_HIP22845_0056.2235.409.23.46.33.vlar_1_r1881844723_0
4/12/2017 2:23:01 PM | | Project communication failed: attempting access to reference site
4/12/2017 2:23:03 PM | | Internet access OK - project servers may be temporarily down.

Manually clicking Retry gives me the above.
Re-booted a few times and not resolved the issue.
Any idea?
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (105) Server Problems? (Message 1861074)
Posted 12 Apr 2017 by Profile ReiAyanamiProject Donor
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4/12/2017 1:17:58 PM | SETI@home | Sending scheduler request: To report completed tasks.
4/12/2017 1:17:58 PM | SETI@home | Reporting 20 completed tasks
4/12/2017 1:17:58 PM | SETI@home | Not requesting tasks: too many uploads in progress
4/12/2017 1:18:00 PM | SETI@home | Scheduler request failed: Couldn't resolve host name
4/12/2017 1:18:23 PM | | Project communication failed: attempting access to reference site
4/12/2017 1:18:25 PM | | Internet access OK - project servers may be temporarily down.

I have all 400 completed tasks stack since yesterday.
Could anyone help me? Please.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (104) Server Problems? (Message 1838762)
Posted 30 Dec 2016 by Profile ReiAyanamiProject Donor
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I seen a problem where I had to tick off SETI@home v8 "YES" to get work on my Ubuntu box, even though it had Accept Other Work and was working fine before.

Thank you, Brent.
It fixed my problem.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (104) Server Problems? (Message 1838643)
Posted 29 Dec 2016 by Profile ReiAyanamiProject Donor
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No tasks available?
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Average Credit Decreasing? (Message 1796340)
Posted 15 Jun 2016 by Profile ReiAyanamiProject Donor
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Have we hit the bottom?
All my RACs stopped dropping. Some may be moving upwards :)
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Average Credit Decreasing? (Message 1787289)
Posted 13 May 2016 by Profile ReiAyanamiProject Donor
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Your didn't understand what I wrote.
what software you will switch then...?

I said within A PROJECT which you brought up.
If AP is more than MB, set your system to be able to process AP preferentially. That's what I meant.

project X pays much better

To solve this, simplest way is to make them not comparable.
This way users chose projects for their merit in their mind, not for credit.
Make them compete within the project if they WANT to.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Average Credit Decreasing? (Message 1787279)
Posted 13 May 2016 by Profile ReiAyanamiProject Donor
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one should have "many currencies" even inside single SETI project. For AP, and few for MB.

Isn't current continuous drop over a month mainly caused by trying to be fair among different projects?
Someone benefits from one software or one hardware over another within a project seems to me a different story. If someone wants to be more productive, it will be solved by switching them.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Average Credit Decreasing? (Message 1787272)
Posted 13 May 2016 by Profile ReiAyanamiProject Donor
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"pay" just disguise for "offer me more bragging rights" Not so nice sounding to use it for complaining, yeah?


Actually it sounds "nice".
It's been fun to upgrade my system or change settings and get more credits.
To assess what my investment, I want a credit system that reflects my calculation power and time relatively stably.
I'm learning that there are many factors to be considered and very difficult to satisfy everybody by reading these thread.

Still I consider the credit system, which can not reflect resources we put in is a bad one.

If it's so difficult to give equivalent credits among different projects why not using different currency for each project for now?
After a while, an appropriate exchange rate may be established.
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Average Credit Decreasing? (Message 1783476)
Posted 29 Apr 2016 by Profile ReiAyanamiProject Donor
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It does mean that your RAC won't fall as far or as fast as it would have. So it will have helped, a bit.

RAC fell ~12% (7500) over last 3 weeks as everybody else despite the increased number of WU processed per day and is still going down. When I checked my position on stats page, at least the fastest machine stayed at the same place during this period.
Now I have no idea how I can optimize in terms of maximum RAC.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Average Credit Decreasing? (Message 1783285)
Posted 28 Apr 2016 by Profile ReiAyanamiProject Donor
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Interestingly the slower you crunch, the higher the 'award' with this strange 'system'.

A few weeks ago, I tried to increase my machines' performance by maximizing the total number of WU they process per day by changing app_config file. All machines are processing more WU per day now but does this mean it didn't do any good in terms of RAC?


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