Windows Boinc Manager and gui_rpc_auth.cfg

Gary Roberts
Gary Roberts
Moderator
Joined: 9 Feb 05
Posts: 5,851
Credit: 110,925,697,367
RAC: 34,515,667

OpenlySecular wrote:... i

OpenlySecular wrote:
... i have run the boincmgr.exe from the command window: it simply opens a new disconnected boincmgr window on the desktop ...

In that new window, make sure the manager is in the "Advanced view" mode so you can see all the menu items and options.

There should be an "Advanced" menu item.  Click it and a drop-down will show an entry for "Select computer".  Click that entry and in the box that opens, insert "localhost".  Normally, this will 'auto-fill' the password from gui_rpc_auth.cfg as a series of dots, one for each password character.  If nothing is auto-filled, click in the password box and type in the password that you put in the .cfg file when you last edited it.  Then click OK.

Report back what happens.

Cheers,
Gary.

OpenlySecular
OpenlySecular
Joined: 25 Apr 15
Posts: 31
Credit: 97,335,148
RAC: 0

Hi Gary Thanks again for

Hi Gary

Thanks again for your time and insight.

I have been trying the ‘select computer’ on many occasions: the host name appears three times in the selector, along with long dotted password : I have selected each host on many occasions 

I have just tried local host, but while it attempts to connect, it ultimately fails.

Julian Pedley BSc, MSc

Julianrani-[at]-gmail.com

UK, Nottinghamshire 

Gary Roberts
Gary Roberts
Moderator
Joined: 9 Feb 05
Posts: 5,851
Credit: 110,925,697,367
RAC: 34,515,667

OpenlySecular wrote:I have

OpenlySecular wrote:
I have just tried local host, but while it attempts to connect, it ultimately fails.

localhost is a single word and it may just be a Linux thing.  I don't use Windows at all so I have no idea what term BOINC may use to identify the local machine in the Windows version.

Have you actually set a host name for your machine?  Is one of the three names you see in the drop-down list the assigned name for your machine.  The manager 'remembers' host names that have been used previously.  Is it possible that your current host name is not one of the three examples you saw?

You write that  "the host name appears three times".  You don't specify if it's 3 different entries or 3 of the same.  When I use the manager on a central machine to visit another host on my LAN, I see a single entry for each LAN host.  There is never any duplication so I'm assuming you saw 3 different names.  Have you had a variety of names for your machine and is it possible that the current name is different yet again?

Hopefully a Windows user might chime in and mention what is needed to specify the local machine.

One other question.  Do you have boinc.exe boincmgr.exe boinccmd.exe and gui_rpc_auth.cfg all living in the same directory?  They should be.

Cheers,
Gary.

Ian&Steve C.
Ian&Steve C.
Joined: 19 Jan 20
Posts: 3,748
Credit: 35,687,732,761
RAC: 37,643,064

localhost is not just a Linux

localhost is not just a Linux thing. it works in Windows as well.

_________________________________________________________________________

OpenlySecular
OpenlySecular
Joined: 25 Apr 15
Posts: 31
Credit: 97,335,148
RAC: 0

Gary The host name appears

Gary

The host name appears 3 times in the drop-down. They are all the same, although one is in a different case to the others, they are individually selectable, each with own long password, which suspect come from the cfg file.

The machine name is the one against which my stats are reported ‘DESKTOP-FPH…..’ You can probably see it on my profile.

Thats different to the machine number used by the project.

I also have a separate laptop running the same project: I will try disabling or uninstalling e@home to see if there is some conflict. Both machine are on the same home network but otherwise unconnected.

Julian Pedley BSc, MSc

Julianrani-[at]-gmail.com

UK, Nottinghamshire 

OpenlySecular
OpenlySecular
Joined: 25 Apr 15
Posts: 31
Credit: 97,335,148
RAC: 0

The laptop is running under

The laptop is running under the same account and email address as I am writing this message. (Which is an iPad on which I don’t run Boinc, just the web account.

I wonder if the Boinc I’d on laptop is clashing with desktop….?

I will log off the laptop Boinc profile to see if that has an impact 

Julian Pedley BSc, MSc

Julianrani-[at]-gmail.com

UK, Nottinghamshire 

OpenlySecular
OpenlySecular
Joined: 25 Apr 15
Posts: 31
Credit: 97,335,148
RAC: 0

Logged off the e@home account

Logged off the e@home account on the laptop and shut it down. I have also deleted the .cfg file on this desktop and let it recreate. Still not connecting, but crunching continues.

Next I will try deleting the e@home profile/account on the laptop.

Julian Pedley BSc, MSc

Julianrani-[at]-gmail.com

UK, Nottinghamshire 

OpenlySecular
OpenlySecular
Joined: 25 Apr 15
Posts: 31
Credit: 97,335,148
RAC: 0

 Copied the .cfg from laptop

 Copied the .cfg from laptop (where Boinc manager auuthenticated) to desktop, but it doesn’t authenticate there. Desktop still crunching per schedule 

Julian Pedley BSc, MSc

Julianrani-[at]-gmail.com

UK, Nottinghamshire 

OpenlySecular
OpenlySecular
Joined: 25 Apr 15
Posts: 31
Credit: 97,335,148
RAC: 0

I have no CPU tasks

I have no CPU tasks running-all tasks running under GPU. Could that have a bearing on manager authentication? 

Julian Pedley BSc, MSc

Julianrani-[at]-gmail.com

UK, Nottinghamshire 

Keith Myers
Keith Myers
Joined: 11 Feb 11
Posts: 4,779
Credit: 17,802,756,350
RAC: 3,987,391

OpenlySecular wrote: I have

OpenlySecular wrote:

I have no CPU tasks running-all tasks running under GPU. Could that have a bearing on manager authentication? 

No. None. What the client is running has no connection to client-Manager communication.

 

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.