Posts by PeterColin

1) Questions and Answers : Windows : If this happens repeatedly you may need to reset the project (Message 276373)
Posted 5 Apr 2006 by Profile PeterColin
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His full error message is engaging my psychic powers here

If this happens repeatedly you may need to reset the project
2) Questions and Answers : Windows : Can't Get work (Message 274578)
Posted 2 Apr 2006 by Profile PeterColin
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These are the messages I get in BOINC. What happens in my case is that the download occurs successfully to 100%. Therefore it isn't a firewall problem or a DNS problem. But at the final step it fails in its communication with Berkley. THe last occurance blocked all BOINC comunication off the machine so I had to yet again delete the downloads in order to get work from other projects.

02/04/2006 22:52:15|SETI@home|Sending scheduler request to http://setiboinc.ssl.berkeley.edu/sah_cgi/cgi
02/04/2006 22:52:15|SETI@home|Reason: To report results
02/04/2006 22:52:15|SETI@home|Requesting 43200 seconds of new work, and reporting 3 results
02/04/2006 22:52:20|SETI@home|Scheduler request to http://setiboinc.ssl.berkeley.edu/sah_cgi/cgi succeeded
02/04/2006 22:52:21|SETI@home|Started download of 05au01ab.28341.28433.997154.1.186
02/04/2006 22:52:21|SETI@home|Started download of 05au01ab.28341.28433.997154.1.192
02/04/2006 22:52:25||request_reschedule_cpus: project op
02/04/2006 22:52:43||Couldn't connect to hostname [setiboincdata.ssl.berkeley.edu]
02/04/2006 22:52:43||Couldn't connect to hostname [setiboincdata.ssl.berkeley.edu]
02/04/2006 22:52:43|SETI@home|Temporarily failed download of 05au01ab.28341.28433.997154.1.186: system I/O
02/04/2006 22:52:43|SETI@home|Backing off 1 minutes and 0 seconds on download of file 05au01ab.28341.28433.997154.1.186
02/04/2006 22:52:43|SETI@home|Temporarily failed download of 05au01ab.28341.28433.997154.1.192: system I/O
02/04/2006 22:52:43|SETI@home|Backing off 1 minutes and 0 seconds on download of file 05au01ab.28341.28433.997154.1.192
02/04/2006 22:52:43|SETI@home|Started download of 12ap03aa.5290.15249.417318.1.178
02/04/2006 22:53:05||Couldn't connect to hostname [setiboincdata.ssl.berkeley.edu]
02/04/2006 22:53:05|SETI@home|Temporarily failed download of 12ap03aa.5290.15249.417318.1.178: system I/O
02/04/2006 22:53:05|SETI@home|Backing off 1 minutes and 0 seconds on download of file 12ap03aa.5290.15249.417318.1.178
02/04/2006 22:53:43|SETI@home|Started download of 05au01ab.28341.28433.997154.1.186
02/04/2006 22:53:43|SETI@home|Started download of 05au01ab.28341.28433.997154.1.192
02/04/2006 22:54:06||Couldn't connect to hostname [setiboincdata.ssl.berkeley.edu]
02/04/2006 22:54:06||Couldn't connect to hostname [setiboincdata.ssl.berkeley.edu]
02/04/2006 22:54:07|SETI@home|Temporarily failed download of 05au01ab.28341.28433.997154.1.186: system I/O
02/04/2006 22:54:07|SETI@home|Backing off 1 minutes and 0 seconds on download of file 05au01ab.28341.28433.997154.1.186
02/04/2006 22:54:07|SETI@home|Temporarily failed download of 05au01ab.28341.28433.997154.1.192: system I/O
02/04/2006 22:54:07|SETI@home|Backing off 1 minutes and 0 seconds on download of file 05au01ab.28341.28433.997154.1.192
02/04/2006 22:54:07|SETI@home|Started download of 12ap03aa.5290.15249.417318.1.178
02/04/2006 22:54:31||Couldn't connect to hostname [setiboincdata.ssl.berkeley.edu]
02/04/2006 22:54:31|SETI@home|Temporarily failed download of 12ap03aa.5290.15249.417318.1.178: system I/O
02/04/2006 22:54:31|SETI@home|Backing off 1 minutes and 0 seconds on download of file 12ap03aa.5290.15249.417318.1.178
3) Questions and Answers : Windows : New user has some questions, please help me people :-Þ (Message 122833)
Posted 12 Jun 2005 by Profile PeterColin
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If you installed Boinc as a service you don't get the screen saver. If you did then uninstall Boinc and reinstall after shutting down.
4) Questions and Answers : Windows : Local ?? (Message 122823)
Posted 12 Jun 2005 by Profile PeterColin
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Seti is currently down. They had a server crash a few days back & now the scheduler keeps locking but there are plenty of other projects out there to do. The trick with Boinc is to join at least three projects. Usually at least one will be up. But even then sometimes, well, it can get kind of quiet.
5) Questions and Answers : Windows : Seti Always Running Even While Computer In Use (Message 122814)
Posted 12 Jun 2005 by Profile PeterColin
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UnL33T do you have one laptop or two? I suspect your problem is that you have one laptop and you've changed the setting on your original computer. What you need to do if that is the case is merge the two records (the option is at the bottom of the computer pages). After that change the setting again.
6) Questions and Answers : Windows : Mitchell Buchwalter (Message 122789)
Posted 12 Jun 2005 by Profile PeterColin
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Occasionally the servers go down. Even on Classic Seti they went down. So you can either twiddle thumbs or signup with a couple of other projects & do useful work even though seti is down.
7) Questions and Answers : Windows : wot is the correct url for upload and down loading o bionic? (Message 122700)
Posted 12 Jun 2005 by Profile PeterColin
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Try http://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/ instead.
8) Questions and Answers : Windows : Doesn't run (Message 122656)
Posted 12 Jun 2005 by Profile PeterColin
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Have you just installed the Boinc software without attaching a project? You hae to fill in the project URL and your account key for each project. You do this on the projects tab in Boinc.
9) Questions and Answers : Windows : Nothing happens (Message 122642)
Posted 12 Jun 2005 by Profile PeterColin
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The scheduler is down. This happens occasionally. Nothing to do but wait or sigh up with some other projects.
10) Questions and Answers : Windows : Speed: Classic v. Boinc (Message 122554)
Posted 12 Jun 2005 by Profile PeterColin
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When I transferred I found Boinc to be faster. But then with Seti the real key to speed is cache size. Maybe Boinc Seti has a larger file size and is too big for the cache on the PC that you are running it on. My current PC has a 2MB cache but a 1.6GHz chip but runs Seti it speeds equal to a 3.2GHz PC.
11) Questions and Answers : Windows : Classic SETI and BOINC (Message 122551)
Posted 12 Jun 2005 by Profile PeterColin
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Classic Seti has to be removed as by joining Boinc your old Seti account will be transferred. Also they will both be trying to use the spare processing power on your PC and only one will get it.
12) Questions and Answers : Windows : Turn off screen saver... (Message 122550)
Posted 12 Jun 2005 by Profile PeterColin
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Right Click Desktop, select properties, then select Screen Saver Tab then pick a screen saver from the list.
13) Questions and Answers : Windows : "connection failed" on one pc , other works fine (Message 118084)
Posted 3 Jun 2005 by Profile PeterColin
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One oddity I noticed on my system is that when removing open office (1.9.100) it needed me to shut down Boinc Manager before it could do so.
So I'm wondering if you are also running Open office possibly with the icon in the system tray (on the bottom right).

I believe that you are having a problem connecting the manager to the daemon. In the manager, File - Select computer. Type in localhost. This should work.

If not, exit BOINC Manager (this will also exit the BOINC daemon unless you are installed as a service). If you are installed as a service, run the BOINC manager. If you are not installed as a service, run BOINC.exe, wait 2 minutes, run BOINC manager


I have not gotten any version of BOINC to work beyond 4.19. I've never gotten any version (4.25,4.27,4.32.4.43,4.44) to connect. The connection always fails. I have tried connecting to localhost and that does not work. There is no information given to give a clue as to why it fails to connect between the manager and the app. I guess I can continue to run 4.19 but I sure would like to run a newer version. Doesn't any one have any clues to why it doesn't connect. I am not running any firewall of any kind. I am running XP Media Center 2002 SP2. I have McAffee Virus checker installed.

14) Questions and Answers : Windows : "connection failed" on one pc , other works fine (Message 116896)
Posted 31 May 2005 by Profile PeterColin
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I'm also having this problem(version 4.43), but with me it only ever happens at start up. When I look in the Boinc Manager I get blank screens. I then exit the manager using the exit command on the file menu. When I restart the manager using the shortcut on the start menu and check the messages I see a complete list of all activities that have taken place on the machine. This reveals that the Boinc software was apparently processing data successfully while the manager was shut down. So in my case boinc is working perfectly while the manager cannot connect to it. My problem is that I have to continually restart it. Prior to this I used 4.25 without any problems. I am not running it as a service by the way.

I believe that you are having a problem connecting the manager to the daemon. In the manager, File - Select computer. Type in localhost. This should work.

If not, exit BOINC Manager (this will also exit the BOINC daemon unless you are installed as a service). If you are installed as a service, run the BOINC manager. If you are not installed as a service, run BOINC.exe, wait 2 minutes, run BOINC manager


I have not gotten any version of BOINC to work beyond 4.19. I've never gotten any version (4.25,4.27,4.32.4.43,4.44) to connect. The connection always fails. I have tried connecting to localhost and that does not work. There is no information given to give a clue as to why it fails to connect between the manager and the app. I guess I can continue to run 4.19 but I sure would like to run a newer version. Doesn't any one have any clues to why it doesn't connect. I am not running any firewall of any kind. I am running XP Media Center 2002 SP2. I have McAffee Virus checker installed.

Unless you have turned off the built in firewall, you have a firewall that is probably denying the manager access to the daemon.

15) Message boards : Number crunching : Network/Internet Routing problem to Berkeley from some of Europe (Message 100711)
Posted 18 Apr 2005 by Profile PeterColin
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Just thought I'd check this out from the UK. I'm on the South Coast (Portsmouth)and was worried I might route through France. This might happen occassionally and might explain some erratic problems in connections. I'll run tracert when it happens and see if this is the cause.


C:\>tracert setiboinc.ssl.berkeley.edu

Tracing route to setiboincdata.ssl.berkeley.edu [66.28.250.125]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 74 ms 142 ms 22 ms rasd3nrp2.ilford.broadband.bt.net [213.120.157.168]
2 86 ms 81 ms 93 ms rasd3nrp5.ilford.broadband.bt.net [213.120.157.180]
3 23 ms 22 ms 22 ms 81.146.245.94
4 27 ms 46 ms 22 ms 217.41.170.5
5 62 ms 22 ms 22 ms 217.41.170.126
6 73 ms 46 ms 58 ms 213.123.78.38
7 27 ms 22 ms 22 ms 217.47.23.107
8 145 ms 93 ms 22 ms core1-pos-9-2.ilford.ukcore.bt.net [194.72.20.186]
9 26 ms 69 ms 46 ms core1-pos14-0.telehouse.ukcore.bt.net [194.74.65.133]
10 23 ms 46 ms 58 ms 195.66.226.185
11 94 ms 94 ms 141 ms p10-0.core01.bos01.atlas.cogentco.com [130.117.0.46]
12 167 ms 238 ms 130 ms p5-0.core01.ord01.atlas.cogentco.com [66.28.4.110]
13 182 ms 226 ms 178 ms p5-0.core01.sfo01.atlas.cogentco.com [66.28.4.185]
14 215 ms 262 ms 166 ms g0-1.na01.b003123-1.sfo01.atlas.cogentco.com [66.28.6.2]
15 169 ms 190 ms 166 ms UC-Berkeley.demarc.cogentco.com [66.250.4.74]
16 191 ms 238 ms 190 ms 66.28.250.125

Trace complete.
16) Questions and Answers : Windows : Two out of three projects run (Message 79446)
Posted 14 Feb 2005 by Profile PeterColin
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> I had a simular problem with the same three projects on one of my Linux boxes
> only S@H was the only one that would run. I had to reset all three and that
> seemed to straighten things out.
>

I'm planning something more extreme. In a couple of weeks I'll be getting a new PC. Originally I planned to copy the directory straight to the new computer, but I think I'll just ditch the files and just set the projects up on the new machine. In the meaantime I think I'll leave them as they are as they do eventually get the projects done.
17) Questions and Answers : Windows : Two out of three projects run (Message 79443)
Posted 14 Feb 2005 by Profile PeterColin
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> Projects that have no work (even for a couple of minutes) get their resource
> debt set to 0. This has the effect of delaying the start of that WU for a few
> hours.
>

No all the projects have work. On one occassion two of the projects had asecond work unit available. One of them then alternated with the one that only had one work unit available, thus delaying the other project past the deadline.
18) Questions and Answers : Windows : Two out of three projects run (Message 79442)
Posted 14 Feb 2005 by Profile PeterColin
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> Have you set the priority for each in your settings?
>
>

The priority settings must be set to a positive value. This in all cases is 100. The computer gives each project 100/300 of the time. This has been working ok for months.
19) Questions and Answers : Windows : Two out of three projects run (Message 79193)
Posted 13 Feb 2005 by Profile PeterColin
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I keep getting the problem that Boinc 4.19 keeps alternating between two projects but won't run the third even though there is work for all three. The three projets are Seti, Einstein, and Protein Preditor. The project tha gets missed varies, but over several hours I generally find that one of them hasn't run.
20) Questions and Answers : Windows : BOINC 4.19 and automatic updates on WIN XP (Message 79191)
Posted 13 Feb 2005 by Profile PeterColin
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This is caused by SP2. During the RC1 testing last year I noticed that downloads crawled along at 100kb an hour on a 512kb broadband link. I pointed this out to Microsoft and it seems that Automatic updates detect how much processor percentage you are using and if the machine is busy downloads in slow time. Otherwise the downloads happen at normal speed.
The advantage is that gamers don't suddenly find a Windows update popping up when they are about to shoot someone. But for the rest of us it is a pain.


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