1) Message boards : Number crunching : /stats/ empty (Message 15721)
Posted 28 Nov 2006 by Profile Tigher
Post:
There are a few issues here.

First, the concensus is that the screen scraper as described here is not a problem.

Second, when I last looked at the RPC calls, not all projects implemented all RPC's, and some of those that did had non-standard quirks. The concern here is that having many "special versions" of stat readers is a recipe for mistakes.

Third, the RPC calls still hit the project database, whereas the XML files downloaded from the /stats directory do not. You are simply ftp'ing a serial file which has already been generated.

Fourth, I can't say I'd studied that particular RPC. Given it's name, it doesn't sound like the kind of call I'd use to obtain stats. Mind you, many of the RPC's have obscure names!

If this RPC is cross project implemented, and the data is as current as the stats screen, (which the /stats directory XML is not of course), then it may well be worth investigating. Useful suggestion, thanks for that.

*** EDIT ***

Within 15 minutes of typing that, I found that this RPC is not implemented on all projects.


I do not think you are screen scraping here. There is nothin wrong with what you do.

As a project admin and owner I do not have a problem with RPCs or HTTP GETs being used by each team for their own team data. If more than a team's own data is needed then the stats xml export should be used.

I do object to hundreds and thousands of GETs for multiple teams being processed by my systems when that is entriely the wrong thing to do. I have already blocked Ip addresses that do that and will block any others I find.

I guess I would also object if every team started collecting data using the GET method though. That would be more work than an ftp of the xml files as it involves dbms activity which is something projects struggle to minimise.

So on balance its OK in small quantities but if everyone starts doing it then I guess projects will find a way to turn it off.

Hope that helps the debate.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : /stats/ empty (Message 15313)
Posted 2 Nov 2006 by Profile Tigher
Post:
I tried to fix the problem. Stats should be online within 24 hours.

Cheers,


@@@@@@ Chrulle.
If you want help fixing this stats feed problem do call. I am a BOINC project owner and admin and might be able to connect and sort this if you would like? Mail the projects list at boinc if you want me to give a hand or gte my email from there.
Cheers
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Please re-start the stats feed (Message 15312)
Posted 2 Nov 2006 by Profile Tigher
Post:
Can you please. Its no big deal to export perhaps every 2/3 days for a dormant project. I moved team and it has yet to export any rerence tot that fact so please.

Thanks
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Interview with Dr Anderson on BOINC and Dr Korpela on SETI (Message 15018)
Posted 7 Oct 2006 by Profile Tigher
Post:
Here is a joint interview with two people who drive forward BOINC and project development. Perhaps the SETI parts will not be of interest but the BOINC component should be. Give it a try at and listen to what was said. This is available as a MP3 and podCast.

If you have a desire to join an interactive online discussion with some of the people behind BOINC then check out this event! Your chance to join in
5) Message boards : Number crunching : A live audience with Dr Anderson & colleagues (Message 15016)
Posted 7 Oct 2006 by Profile Tigher
Post:
If you were to have the opportunity to take part in a live on-line question & answer session with Dr David Anderson & others, would you like to take part ?

You would ?

Well. BOINC UK and Team Lookers have arranged exactly that with Dr Anderson & colleagues. A live, on-line question & answer session where YOU get the chance to put your questions to them.

As you will agree, this is a unique opportunity which has not been available before.

For your chance to be on the live panel of BOINC participants (and see further information) you need to register here. This page also contains the conditions of eligibility. The panel has a limited number of places so you must register to be eligible for the draw. Your email addresses will not be released to any third party under any circumstances.

The session will also be released as a podcast and mp3.

If a mod could sticky this it would be appreciated. Thanks
6) Message boards : Team invites : BOINC UK & Lookers (Message 14054)
Posted 19 Jun 2006 by Profile Tigher
Post:
Come join a big team that's getting bigger!

Come Join Us!

We're still looking for committed crunchers!
We are the No 1 UK based SETI team but ALL projects are very welcome!

ALL nationalities welcome![/b]
Come take a look. You will like what you see. Click the Sig below.[/color][/size]

If you are looking for a team then taking a look at us is a must! We welcome folks from ANY country without reservation.
We have many great points not least

    * Great web site. Team stats, news, project data sources, project RSS feeds.
    * Active forum - friendly folks to exchange views with
    * FAQ section with advice on BOINC
    * Shout! available
    * Chat Server
    * RSS News feed from us to your site if you wish. (XML feed)
    * SIGS - Colour choice (text and background)available. Background picture choice available.
    * Current news - BBC Headlines, Science and Technology stories feed
    * Science site links
    * 24 BOINC projects supported

    * NEW edition of BOINC Newsletter - Featuring Dr David Anderson interview. More very interesting features to come!



We are THE best of breed without doubt and we welcome new members each week!
Check us out at http://www.boincuk.com or BOINC UK
Join us! Come join us! Join us!
Do YOUR science with us!

7) Message boards : Team invites : BOINC UK & Lookers (Message 14008)
Posted 16 Jun 2006 by Profile Tigher
Post:

Come join a big team that's getting bigger!

Come Join Us!

We're still looking for committed crunchers!
ALL projects welcome!
ALL nationalities welcome!

Come take a look. You will like what you see. Click the Sig below.


If you are looking for a team then taking a look at us is a must! We welcome folks from ANY country without reservation.
We have many great points not least

    * Great web site. Team stats, news, project data sources, project RSS feeds.
    * Active forum - friendly folks to exchange views with
    * FAQ section with advice on BOINC
    * Shout! available
    * Chat Server
    * RSS News feed from us to your site if you wish. (XML feed)
    * SIGS - Colour choice (text and background)available. Background picture choice available.
    * Current news - BBC Headlines, Science and Technology stories feed
    * Science site links
    * 24 BOINC projects supported
    * Recently launched newsletter - with very interesting features to come!



We are THE best of breed without doubt and we welcome new members each week!
Check us out at http://www.boincuk.com or click here
Join us! Come join us! Join us!
Do YOUR science with us!

8) Message boards : Number crunching : bunc newslwtter - Dr David Anderson Interview (Message 13981)
Posted 14 Jun 2006 by Profile Tigher
Post:
Thank you all for the kind and complimentary messages about edition 2. The team is thrilled so many of you found it a good read. Included in this list is Dr Anderson himself as you will see from his message on our web site home page.

With over 1100 downloads so far this edition is 3 times more popular than edition 1.

We have some great scientists and admins lined up for future editions so please register for an email distribution to save you missing them here in the forums over the coming months. We antic pate this "leading boinc project persons" series to run into the new year. After that we have something in the making that will be even more exciting.

We all like credit but if you want a team that both seeks out and adds value to boinc and the science being pursued then come join us!
9) Message boards : Team invites : BOINC UK & Lookers (Message 13937)
Posted 11 Jun 2006 by Profile Tigher
Post:
bunc - June 2006 BOINC Newsletter Out NOW!

To start our season of exclusive interviews with project scientists and admins read the Dr David Anderson interview. He talks about the history of BOINC and its future plus a few insights about himself. We have a whole collection of interviews to bring you throughout the year from the scientists and admins behind many of the BOINC driven projects. Believe us you will learn a lot! A great series to follow for sure!

Get this exclusive interview download now!. Plus read about other interesting BOINC features.
Get signed up now to make sure you get your copy by e-mail!

If you would like to join BOINC UK Team Lookers pay us a visit - we think you will like what you see.

Come Join Us!
ALL nationalities welcome![/b]

Latest edition (June 06) available here
Previous edition (April 06) available here

10) Message boards : Number crunching : bunc newslwtter - Dr David Anderson Interview (Message 13926)
Posted 10 Jun 2006 by Profile Tigher
Post:
bunc - June 2006 BOINC Newsletter Out NOW!

To start our season of exclusive interviews with project scientists and admins read the Dr David Anderson interview. He talks about the history of BOINC and its future plus a few insights about himself. We have a whole collection of interviews to bring you throughout the year from the scientists and admins behind many of the BOINC driven projects. Believe us you will learn a lot! A great series to follow for sure!

Get this exclusive interview download now!. Plus read about other interesting BOINC features.
Get signed up now to make sure you get your copy by e-mail!

If you would like to join BOINC UK Team Lookers pay us a visit - we think you will like what you see.

Come Join Us!
ALL nationalities welcome![/b]

Latest edition (June 06) available here
Previous edition (April 06) available here

11) Message boards : Team invites : BOINC UK & Lookers (Message 13731)
Posted 25 May 2006 by Profile Tigher
Post:
Boinc Newsletter

As you may know BOINC UK produce the BOINC Newsletter. We are always open to receiving material form any volunteer as well as project scientists, admins etc. If you would like to make a contribution then please send it to john_brown_gordon at ntlworld.com.

If your team or group or society has a brief announcement to make then we may be able to help. Send details to the address above.

COMING SOON!!!

June edition due for publication - first week of June 06. Be ready! Its an absolute must that you see and have this one in your archives!

Read all about it!

If you would like to see the previous edition here it is
If you would like to register to receive your copy by email then here it is


Come join a big team that's getting bigger!

Come Join Us!

We're still looking for committed crunchers!
ALL projects welcome!
ALL nationalities welcome!

Come take a look. You will like what you see. Click the Sig below.


If you are looking for a team then taking a look at us is a must! We welcome folks from ANY country without reservation.
We have many great points not least

    * Great web site. Team stats, news, project data sources, project RSS feeds.
    * Active forum - friendly folks to exchange views with
    * FAQ section with advice on BOINC
    * Shout! available
    * Chat Server
    * RSS News feed from us to your site if you wish. (XML feed)
    * SIGS - Colour choice (text and background)available. Background picture choice available.
    * Current news - BBC Headlines, Science and Technology stories feed
    * Science site links
    * 24 BOINC projects supported
    * Recently launched newsletter - with very interesting features to come!



We are THE best of breed without doubt and we welcome new members each week!
Check us out at http://www.boincuk.com or click here
Join us! Come join us! Join us!
Do YOUR science with us!


(Please note this post, in whole or in part or the sentiments or spirit thereof, may be repeated in other threads and in other projects.)

12) Message boards : Cafe LHC : Looking for a multi national team? (Message 13710)
Posted 23 May 2006 by Profile Tigher
Post:
Come join a big team that's getting bigger!

Come Join Us!

We're still looking for committed crunchers!
ALL projects welcome!
ALL nationalities welcome!

Come take a look. You will like what you see. Click the Sig below.


If you are looking for a team then taking a look at us is a must! We welcome folks from ANY country without reservation.
We have many great points not least

    * Great web site. Team stats, news, project data sources, project RSS feeds.
    * Active forum - friendly folks to exchange views with
    * FAQ section with advice on BOINC
    * Shout! available
    * Chat Server
    * RSS News feed from us to your site if you wish. (XML feed)
    * SIGS - Colour choice available text and background. Background picture choice available too.
    * Current news - BBC Headlines, Science and Technology stories feed
    * Science site links
    * 24 BOINC projects supported
    * Recently launched newsletter - with very interesting features to come!



We are THE best of breed without doubt and we welcome new members each week!
Check us out at http://www.boincuk.com or click here
Join us! Come join us! Join us!
Do YOUR science with us!

13) Message boards : Cafe LHC : Looking for a multi national team? (Message 13635)
Posted 16 May 2006 by Profile Tigher
Post:
Come Join Us!

We're still looking for committed crunchers!
ALL projects welcome!
ALL nationalities welcome!

Come take a look. You will like what you see. Click the Sig below.


If you are looking for a team then taking a look at us is a must! We welcome folks from ANY country without reservation.
We have many great points not least

    * Great web site. Team stats, news, project data sources, project RSS feeds.
    * Active forum - friendly folks to exchange views with
    * FAQ section with advice on BOINC
    * Shout! available
    * RSS News feed from us to your site if you wish. (XML feed)
    * Sigs - Colour choice available. Background picture choice available.
    * Current news - BBC Headlines, Science and Technology stories feed
    * Science site links
    * 24 BOINC projects supported
    * Recently launched newsletter - with very interesting features to come!



We are THE best of breed without doubt and we welcome new members each week!
Check us out at http://www.boincuk.com or click here
Join us! Come join us! Join us!
Do YOUR science with us!

14) Message boards : Team invites : BOINC UK & Lookers (Message 13478)
Posted 29 Apr 2006 by Profile Tigher
Post:
We're still looking for committed crunchers! ALL projects welcome! ALL nationalities welcome! Come take a look. You will like what you see. Click the Sig below.

If you are looking for a team then taking a look at us is a must! We welcome folks from ANY country without reservation.
We have many great points not least

    * Great web site. Team stats, news, project data sources, project RSS feeds.
    * Active forum - friendly folks to exchange views with
    * FAQ section with advice on BOINC
    * Shout! available
    * RSS News feed from us to your site if you wish. (XML feed)
    * Sigs - colour choice available
    * Current news - BBC Headlines, Science and Technology stories feed
    * Science site links
    * 24 BOINC projects supported
    * Recently launched newsletter - with interesting features to come!



We are THE best of breed without doubt and we welcome new members each week!
Check us out at http://www.boincuk.com or click here
Join us! Come join us! Join us!
Do YOUR science with us!

15) Message boards : Team invites : BOINC UK & Lookers (Message 13358)
Posted 13 Apr 2006 by Profile Tigher
Post:
Still Looking!

If you are looking for a team then taking a look at us is a must! We welcome folks from ANY country without reservation.
We have many great points not least

    * Great web site. Team stats, news, project data sources, Shout! all available.
    * Active forum - friendly folks to exchange views with
    * FAQ section with advice on BOINC
    * RSS News feed from us to your site if you wish. (XML feed)
    * Sigs - colour choice available
    * Current news - BBC Headlines, Science and Technology stories feed
    * Science site links
    * 24 BOINC projects supported
    * Recently launched newsletter - with interestign features to come!



We are THE best of breed without doubt and we welcome new members each week!
Check us out at http://www.boincuk.com or click here
Join us! Come join us! Join us!
Do YOUR science with us!

16) Message boards : Team invites : BOINC UK & Lookers (Message 13245)
Posted 5 Apr 2006 by Profile Tigher
Post:
If you are looking for a team then taking a look at us is a must! We take folks from ANY country without reservation.

    * Great web site
    * Active forum
    * RSS News feed from us
    * Sigs
    * Current news - BBC Headlines, Science and Technology stories feed
    * Science site links
    * 24 BOINC projects supported
    * Recently launched newsletter



We are THE best of breed without doubt and we welcome new members each week!
Check us out at http://www.boincuk.com or click here
Come join us!

17) Message boards : Number crunching : bunc - BOINC UK Team Lookers first News Letter for Boinc Projects (Message 13197)
Posted 30 Mar 2006 by Profile Tigher
Post:
Yeah a tricky one for sure.
Best bet form a new Aussie BOINC federation and ask all teams to retain identity but join the federation. Create a council where the most senior and respected have private chats. Slowly introduce federation symbols and "speak" that will be used by all teams and members. Have common values. Align team aims. Give vocal people important jobs.

This has a habit of working...look at The European Union....its all happened and not many noticed. Those that did got big jobs. Try that formula!

Or you could all join BOUNCUK & Team Lookers instead I guess. Come to the Mother Country and be hugged!

:-)
18) Message boards : Number crunching : bunc - BOINC UK Team Lookers first News Letter for Boinc Projects (Message 13187)
Posted 29 Mar 2006 by Profile Tigher
Post:
Like so:
You can find it at The new BOINC UK web site.

Sorry, can't sleep and it's 5:20 AM. I have to get up in an hour and 10 minutes. Have BoincUK and Lookers merged? I thought that they were two seperate teams.

Hey, great looking site! Have a look at ours. We use a different style but I still like it. Our Webmaster is a professional but does our site gratis. (Thankyou Yoda ;-)



Hey nice site too! Hi to Austarlia from ya cousins!
Thanks for sorting the url for me. I started with bb then went html and back to a new thing called bbhtml (hehe :))which resulted in my screw up lol!. Again thanks.

Lookers is the team ( if someone was looking to join they would search for Lookers) but it also goes under the name BOINC UK & Lookers. It used to be known as Seti UK and Lookers. Its all one thing but boinc uk is the new domain and recently launched with new web site, sigs and now that great news letter.
19) Message boards : Number crunching : bunc - BOINC UK Team Lookers first News Letter for Boinc Projects (Message 13183)
Posted 29 Mar 2006 by Profile Tigher
Post:
Just in case you are interested. BOINC UK - Team Lookers has produced its first of many news letters concerning Boinc projects. You can find it at
The new BOINC UK web site.
If folks have contrbbutions of their own to make the editor is more than happy to hear from you.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : What ports does BOINC use for network access? (Message 10661)
Posted 9 Oct 2005 by Profile Tigher
Post:
<blockquote>Port 443 is 100% reserved for HTTPS (HTTP with SSL encryption) communication.

http://grc.com/port_443.htm

John McLeod VII was saying the 5.x clients use SSL for client-server communications and it's a fantastic idea, IMHO. Firewalls should not block port 443 by default but if for some god-forsaken reason it would, then open it. If closed, you'd never be able to do online banking, sign into your yahoo/netscape/google/aol web based email, or purchase items online from major vendors. And let me know the name of that particular firewall so I can never recommend it to any of my customers. :)

Travis</blockquote>

Well thanks for that; I understand the technology so I know what 443 is for. Like I said 443 is blocked by many organisations to prevent the very thing you talk about: online banking, spending their time buying on ebay/paypal whatever whatever when they should be at work. They do not want an employee claim against them in anyway so they block it so it can only be done at home / away from work equipment. They don't want employees doing private stuff in work time. Lots of reasons for an outfit to block it off.

So if there is a move to SSL I think you may see a drop off in users. I thought SSL was going to be an option which is why I asked about *and* or *or* - quite frankly I don't see the need. Who wants to hack a result going back to UCB. I can see people sitting around moitoring and waiting for bank transactions to hack details from but LOL why would anyone do that for a seti WU. Nice to have a choice I would say but it cannot be mandatory surely.

Oh and there is no particular firewall being talked about here - I was talking about configuration.


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