Monitor all my BOINC machines from one BOINC Manager

Carl Snedaker
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Using the latest release (4.24), there is an option to connect to another computer... I could not get it to work with either the computer IP address or netbios name. It would be ideal to "add" the IP addresses of other machines into one BOINC Manager and save those settings.

John McLeod VII
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Monitor all my BOINC machines from one BOINC Manager

> Using the latest release (4.24), there is an option to connect to another
> computer... I could not get it to work with either the computer IP address or
> netbios name. It would be ideal to "add" the IP addresses of other machines
> into one BOINC Manager and save those settings.
>
To allow a remote computer to manage a computer, the target must have a remote_hosts.cfg file. This file needs to contain the IP number or the Name of each computer that can control that host one per line.

You might also want to look at BOINCview http://boincview.amanheis.de.

Blank Reg
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Hey John could you give and

Hey John could you give and example for us Computer challenged

[B^S] Paul@home
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I am not sure about BOINC

I am not sure about BOINC 4.24 but certainly for BOINCview this works.

In your BOINC installation folder, on the remote machine (the one doing the crunching!), create a text file called remote_hosts.cfg

example:
In the default installation directory, create...
c:/program files/BOINC/remote_hosts.cfg

Edit this file in notepad and add each computer name or IP address that you want to allow control from. Each computer should be on a separate line.

c:/program files/BOINC/remote_hosts.cfg:
MYLAPTOP
KITCHENPC

Close down BOINC and restart. That should do it!

note: The remote (crunching) machine needs to be able to reslove the computer name when BOINC starts otherwise it will not allow connections from it.

PAul


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