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Message 30255 - Posted: 9 May 2017, 9:39:45 UTC

Hi,

I am getting a lot of authentication errors today, cannot join any computers and also sometimes on the website. Are you having any problems?

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Message 30264 - Posted: 10 May 2017, 6:08:19 UTC - in response to Message 30255.  

Do you have a recent BOINC client? 7.2.x or later?

Older BOINC clients may not work with https.
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Message 30267 - Posted: 10 May 2017, 8:18:20 UTC - in response to Message 30264.  

7.6.33 from his/her computer details.
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Message 30283 - Posted: 10 May 2017, 22:18:00 UTC - in response to Message 30267.  

7.6.33 from his/her computer details.


That is correct, 7.6.33 on Windows, 7.6.31 on Linux, both throw the error when attaching the project. On Linux I work directly via shell, no gui, on Win via Boinc Client standard.
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Message 30284 - Posted: 10 May 2017, 22:19:18 UTC - in response to Message 30267.  

7.6.33 from his/her computer details.


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Message 30285 - Posted: 11 May 2017, 5:29:31 UTC - in response to Message 30283.  

7.6.33 from his/her computer details.


That is correct, 7.6.33 on Windows, 7.6.31 on Linux, both throw the error when attaching the project. On Linux I work directly via shell, no gui, on Win via Boinc Client standard.


Your profile shows 2 computers:
https://lhcathome.cern.ch/lhcathome/hosts_user.php?sort=rpc_time&rev=0&show_all=1&userid=504648
1 is running windows 10,
1 is running windows 7.
Both got WUs from the sixtrack subproject.

Be so kind as to describe your problem more detailed.
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Message 30288 - Posted: 11 May 2017, 8:22:57 UTC - in response to Message 30285.  

Okay, I have 2 more Linux machines, running Ubunt with Kernel 4.4.0-75-generic, shell only, no gui. I try to add the project via shell with

boinccmd --project_attach https://lhcathome.cern.ch/lhcathome <weak account key from my profile>

and I get

Operation failed: authentication error

When I try to do that with Boinc Tasks or the standard boinc client, I get an error

AddProject: Error -224

Whatever that means...
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Message 30289 - Posted: 11 May 2017, 8:48:59 UTC
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Maybe you could try the following:

Create the xml-file account_lhcathome.cern.ch_lhcathome.xml with contents:

<account>
<master_url>https://lhcathome.cern.ch/lhcathome/</master_url>
<authenticator>xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx</authenticator>
<project_name>LHC@home</project_name>
</account>


I would use the strong authenticator.
Put that xml-file in BOINC's data-directory and restart BOINC.
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Message 30290 - Posted: 11 May 2017, 9:34:07 UTC

Thanks CP for the help!

On my Linux box, I simply use this command from the command line:

boinc_client --attach_project https://lhcathome.cern.ch/lhcathome/

My client is 7.6.22 and it also worked fine with 7.2.42.
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Message 30300 - Posted: 12 May 2017, 9:14:10 UTC - in response to Message 30290.  

That did the trick...

Thanks CP.

Problem not resolved but worked around.
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