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Message 2858 - Posted: 3 Sep 2004, 12:46:33 UTC

I have a an ASDL connection that I usually leave off. Why run the risk of something bad when you are not using the PC?

My question is this:
By default when started BOINC enables Network Access.
If I leave BOINC running with Network access enabled and no internet connection the next time BOINC reaches a timestep it locks up. It tells me that it wants to connect and that it will try and connect again in x minutes etc.
The problem is that BOINC ceases to run and to get it working again I have to turn the PC off and back on.
It makes no difference if I connect to the internet and force a connection via the update function.

Is this normal?

Does this mean that I have to manually disable BOINC network access and enable it when I want to communicate to the server?

Are ALL dialup users following this proceedure?

It seems a bit of a nuiscance!

Thanks for any advice or ways round this.

Ideally I would want it to keep processing even when it reaches a timestep, just keep running if it cannot connect and then when I DO connect manually let it send in the latest timestep...

Or am I barking mad???

:-) TRW
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Message 2882 - Posted: 3 Sep 2004, 15:40:14 UTC


> Does this mean that I have to manually disable BOINC network
> access and enable it when I want to communicate to the server?
>
> Are ALL dialup users following this proceedure?

That is the recommended procedure for dial-up users and it is the way that I work. Before I realised this I did let my machine dial up on it's own but it got stuck for some reason and was online _all_ night :-( All I do is ...

Disable network access.
[When I am online and notice that a trickle is needed (see below) I enable network access.
CPDN sends the trickle information.
I disable network access] repeat

> It seems a bit of a nuiscance!

Not really, you get used to it. I've written a little app that scans the 3 machines I'm running BOINC CPDN on and it tells me when one has passed a trickle point and wants to connect.

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Message 2883 - Posted: 3 Sep 2004, 15:43:10 UTC - in response to Message 2882.  

>
> > Does this mean that I have to manually disable BOINC network
> > access and enable it when I want to communicate to the server?
> >
> > Are ALL dialup users following this proceedure?
>
> That is the recommended procedure for dial-up users and it is the way that I
> work. Before I realised this I did let my machine dial up on it's own but it
> got stuck for some reason and was online _all_ night :-( All I do is ...
>
> Disable network access.
> [When I am online and notice that a trickle is needed (see below) I enable
> network access.
> CPDN sends the trickle information.
> I disable network access] repeat
>
> > It seems a bit of a nuiscance!
>
> Not really, you get used to it. I've written a little app that scans the 3
> machines I'm running BOINC CPDN on and it tells me when one has passed a
> trickle point and wants to connect.
>
> Ian
>
This problem is known to the BOINC developers, and some fis other will be created eventually.
<a href="http://www.boinc.dk/index.php?page=user_statistics&amp;project=cpdn&amp;userid=13"><img border="0" height="80" src="http://13.cpdn.sig.boinc.dk?188"></a>
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Message 2888 - Posted: 3 Sep 2004, 16:07:59 UTC - in response to Message 2882.  
Last modified: 3 Sep 2004, 16:20:32 UTC

Thanks a lot!!!

I've been puzzling over this one ever since I 'Boinc'ed on the 27th of August...
Very helpful.

TRW

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