Unable to connect to any project

Dr. Atanu Maulik
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Topic 190560

I have downloaded BOINC (Version 5.2.13) on a computer running Windows98SE. After typing in the URL in the required field I am getting the following message:

Project not found.
The URL you supplied is not that of a BOINC based project.
Please check the URL & try again

I am very much sure that the typed URL is correct.
I also found the following message on the message board:

Fetching config info from http:// einstein.phys.uwm.edu/get_project_config.php
Couldn't resolve hostname[einstein.phys.uwm.edu]
Couldn't resolve hostname[www.yahoo.com]

I have BOINC running perfectly on my home computer with an ADSL broadband. I am facing this problem while trying to connect from my workplace where all computers are connected by LAN & have an always on internet connection (IP 192.168.10.253). Can anybody offer any suggestions?

Sharky T
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Unable to connect to any project

A firewall(or router,gateway) issue for sure.
BTW,the IP address is an internal LAN address.


Stick
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RE: A firewall(or

Message 23829 in response to message 23828

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A firewall(or router,gateway) issue for sure.
BTW,the IP address is an internal LAN address.

Perhaps, you need to set up a Proxy. Check your Internet Options control panel under the "Connections" tab and mimic any proxy settings you find there in BOINC.

Dr. Atanu Maulik
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Can you please explain in

Message 23830 in response to message 23829

Can you please explain in detail how to reconfigure the firewall , as I am trying to connect to project from one of many PC's connected by LAN or is it the system administrator only who can solve this problem ?

Sharky T
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Your problem is that the

Your problem is that the Bonic Manager(boincmgr.exe) and Boinc client(boinc.exe) aren't allowed to communicate with the internet.
Someone(I guess it's the administrator) who has access to the firewall(or proxy,router,etc...) has to allow these two programs to communicate with internet.


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RE: Your problem is that

Message 23832 in response to message 23831

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Your problem is that the Bonic Manager(boincmgr.exe) and Boinc client(boinc.exe) aren't allowed to communicate with the internet.
Someone(I guess it's the administrator) who has access to the firewall(or proxy,router,etc...) has to allow these two programs to communicate with internet.


Contrary to what many believe, Boinc Manager doesn't communicate with the internet.

* The BOINC Manager (BoincMgr.exe) needs to be able to open outbound connections to either port 1043 or 31416. (local network)

* The BOINC Screensaver (Boinc.scr) needs to be able to open outbound connections to either 1043 or 31416. (local network)

* The BOINC Daemon (Boinc.exe) needs to open an inbound connection to either port 1043 or 31416 (local network), and an outbound connection to port 80 for downloads and uploads of Work Units, Results, and Science Applications. (internet)

In future versions of BOINC, port 31416 is the only port used. Port 1043 will be no longer used.

Michael Karlinsky
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RE: In future versions of

Message 23833 in response to message 23832

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In future versions of BOINC, port 31416 is the only port used. Port 1043 will be no longer used.

It's the other way around.

hawkeye@maggie:~> cat /etc/services | grep boinc
boinc-client 1043/tcp # BOINC Client Control
boinc-client 1043/udp # BOINC Client Control

Michael

Jord
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I wouldn't be so sure.

Message 23834 in response to message 23833
Michael Karlinsky
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RE: I wouldn't be so sure.

Message 23835 in response to message 23834

Wow, and that comes after they registered 1043 with IANA.

Another example of M$ not complying with common guidelines :(

Michael

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Yes, but don't you know? MS

Message 23836 in response to message 23835

Yes, but don't you know? MS are above everyone else... they don't need rules. I feel another patch coming on. ;)

Michael Roycraft
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RE: Yes, but don't you

Message 23837 in response to message 23836

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Yes, but don't you know? MS are above everyone else... they don't need rules. I feel another patch coming on. ;)

Well, Billy G. has it on best authority, GWBush, that rules are for the riff-raff, they don't apply to emperors. So, when is the government patch going to be released?

microcraft
"The arc of history is long, but it bends toward justice" - MLK

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