pretty screensaver for linux like windows'

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dear santa, like many cycle-donators, i have computers running different platforms: windows and linux. the pretty windows screensaver inspires (like the beautiful seti@home screensaver). it would be nice to produce a similar display available - not unlike s@h where current data processing is viewable. not that the rotating celestial sphere isn't pretty, but a more graphical display of the data processing, again - similar to s@h, would be nice if available to cycle-donators. if linux users had both: a pretty celestial sphere and access to a pretty graphical display of data processing, that would be beyond my 'wildest dreams' ;) climateprediction.net had a beautiful display for windows machines. tho, since this data is more akin to s@h data, i suppose something more like that display would be more appropriate. another wish would be for a virtual tour of the LIGO/GEO facilities. this could be integrated into a screensaver as well.

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Alexander W. Janssen
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pretty screensaver for linux like windows'

Not a screensaver, but you can still watch at the pretty graphics:

  1. Open an xterm
    Open a telnet connection to localhost and port 31416:
    [pre]alex@castor:~$ telnet localhost 31416
    Trying 127.0.0.1...
    Connected to localhost.
    Escape character is '^]'.
    [/pre]
    Enter the command to show the graphics:
    [pre][/pre]
    System answers with:
    [pre][/pre]
    Graphics appear :-)

Hope that helps...
Cheers, Alex.

"I am tired of all this sort of thing called science here... We have spent
millions in that sort of thing for the last few years, and it is time it
should be stopped."
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pretty! thank you!! :)

pretty! thank you!! :)

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Bernd Machenschalk
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The experimental /

The experimental / development clients have a "boincmgr" with wich you can tell the App to "show graphics". An xscreensaver module is also being worked on.

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> Not a screensaver, but you

Message 4982 in response to message 4979

> Not a screensaver, but you can still watch at the pretty graphics:
>

  1. > Open an xterm
    > Open a telnet connection to localhost and port 31416:
    > [pre]alex@castor:~$ telnet localhost 31416
    [/pre]

Isn't that somehow a security risk?

I mean, I have no problem when a port gets opened on 127.0.0.1, but as it seems the program listens on all network interfaces?

Okay, one should use a firewall to prevent an attack, however if there is no port open to the outside world, there is no need for a firewall at all. So, I would like to see this port only listening on 127.0.0.1

Thanks.

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I don't know if the client

I don't know if the client listens to all interfaces, but it should refuse all connections that do not come from the local machine or IP adderesses thad have been added to a local config file (se this thread).

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> I don't know if the client

Message 4984 in response to message 4983

> I don't know if the client listens to all interfaces, but it should refuse all
> connections that do not come from the local machine or IP adderesses thad have
> been added to a local config file (se href="https://einsteinathome.org/%3Ca%20href%3D"http://einsteinathome.org/node/188054">http://einsteinathome.org/node/188054">this[/url]
> thread).

Well, netstat -ln (on Linux) says the following:
[pre]tcp 0 0 0.0.0.0:31416 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN[/pre]
so it looks like it listens.

But you are right. Telneting from elsewhere immediately closes the connection.

So, the only paranoid concern is, that someone could find out that a machine is running the application, but as I said thats paranoid :-)

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> But you are right.

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> But you are right. Telneting from elsewhere immediately closes the
> connection.

If you start it with " -allow_remote_gui_rpc" it will accept connections from any host.
If you insert the allowed IPs in the file "remote_hosts.cfg" it will only accept those.

> So, the only paranoid concern is, that someone could find out that a machine
> is running the application, but as I said thats paranoid :-)

Not really. I don't like the design "Listen to all and then decide what to do".

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