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    How To Get Started

    Get the Client from distributed.net for your OS
    http://www1.distributed.net/download/clients.php
    How-To guide here
    http://www.distributed.net/docs/tutor_netopt.php
    Networking Options
    http://www.distributed.net/docs/tutor_netopt.php

    Run it the first time and it will ask you some questions and create dnetc.ini
    Then edit dnetc.ini (here is a copy of mine)

    [parameters]
    id=YourEmailAddy@MyDomain.com change this to your email addy

    [misc]
    project-priority=RC5-72=0, OGRP2=1 this is for OGR only
    or
    project-priority=RC5-72=1, OGRP2=0 this is for RC5 only

    [triggers]
    exit-flag-filename=exit.now
    pause-on-no-mains-power=no

    [display]
    progress-indicator=auto-sense

    [ogr]
    core=1
    fetch-time-threshold=0
    fetch-workunit-threshold=3

    [rc5-72]
    core=-1
    fetch-time-threshold=0
    fetch-workunit-threshold=0

    [processor-usage]
    priority=3

    [networking]
    autofindkeyserver=no
    keyserver=pproxy.free-dc.org:2064 <-- This forces your client to get work from Free-DC's pproxy server
    nofallback=true
    dialup-watcher=passive
    interfaces-to-watch=*
    disabled=no

    [buffers]
    threshold-check-interval=0:30
    checkpoint-filename=check.txt
    frequent-threshold-checks=3

    [logging]
    log-file-limit=500
    log-file=dnetc.log
    log-file-type=fifo

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    Here's my working dnet.ini for OGR
    [networking]
    autofindkeyserver=no
    keyserver=pproxy.free-dc.org:2064
    nofallback=true
    dialup-watcher=disabled
    interfaces-to-watch=*
    disabled=no

    [parameters]
    id=IronBits@dBestern.com

    [misc]
    project-priority=OGR-P2=1,RC5-72=0

    [triggers]
    exit-flag-filename=
    pause-on-no-mains-power=no
    restart-on-config-file-change=yes

    [display]
    progress-indicator=auto-sense

    [ogr_p2]
    core=-1
    fetch-time-threshold=0
    fetch-workunit-threshold=25

    [rc5-72]
    core=-1
    fetch-time-threshold=0
    fetch-workunit-threshold=25

    [processor-usage]
    priority=3
    max-threads=1

    [buffers]
    threshold-check-interval=0:60
    checkpoint-filename=check.txt
    frequent-threshold-checks=25

    [logging]
    log-file-limit=500
    log-file=dnetc.log
    log-file-type=fifo

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    How to get started

    So Getting your client to get work from Bok's pproxy server Puts you on free-DC team?

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    First-time participant step-by-step walkthrough

    Firstly, you should make sure that the email address you entered in your client configuration is a real email address where you can effectively receive your personal stats password and where distributed.net staff can contact you if you were to be the lucky winner of one of our projects that offers a prize.
    The second step is for you to run the client and wait until it flushes work units back to the distributed.net proxy network. Anywhere from 0 to 24 hours after your client first flushes some work units back to us, our stats server will detect that you are a new participant and start publishing stats about your work as well as your ranking on its web site.
    You should then lookup your personal statistics on the stats server in order to view your personal stats page. If you are participating in the RC5-72 contest, for example, click on the 'RC5-72' link from the http://stats.distributed.net/ page. You will be directed to the http://stats.distributed.net/projects.php?project_id=8 page at the top of which you can enter your email address in the search field of the 'Participant Stats' column.
    If you enter your full email address or if the search based on your query only returns one result, you will be directly directed to your personal stats page. If you entered a more generic keyword in the participant stats query form, you will be directed to a page listing the first 50 results that match your query. From there, you can click on a participant's name and you will be directed to the corresponding personal stats page.
    Your personal stats page for one of our projects contains statistics related to your contribution to a that particular project. If you participate in multiple distributed.net projects, you will have as many project-specific personal stats pages as number of projects you are contributing to. The stats web site is broken down into various sections for each of our projects. Each section can be accessed from the links in the table listing our different projects on the http://stats.distributed.net/ page.
    Finally, you will need to request that your stats password be sent to you by email to the address that you specified in your email client configuration, which is also the one under which you appear in the stats server. To do this, you must be on your (or one of your) personal stats page(s) and click on the link at the very bottom of that page that reads: "I cannot remember my password. Please email [insert your email address here]'s password.". Once you click on that link, you should receive an email with your stats password shortly thereafter.
    Note: Your stats password will not be automatically mailed to when you first flush work units back to our servers. You must necessarily follow the procedure described in the previous paragraph to request your password.

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    sorry IB I think I had 1 to many Beers I will have to Reread your post tomorrow

    Stephens stat server is subtracting again

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    I sill feel a little confused Maybe I have a hangover

    OK I have the client up and running on 15 nodes so far I will keep wroking at it.
    Still no listing on there web site I used laurenu2@aol.com for the ADDy
    We will see works

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    Stats only update once per day

    Speaking of hangovers.....way too much sake last night.

    Bok

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    Lauren,

    You have to flush a few dnet wu's. Then you will get into the stats.

    Carlos

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    Won't the client U/L or flush the finished work automatically?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LAURENU2
    Won't the client U/L or flush the finished work automatically?
    Depends on how you set up the client....but by default you'll have to wait until the client finishes 25 wu's.

    Carlos

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    OK thanks I will flush one to give it a kick
    Once I get stats then I can join Free-DC From my control panel there
    Is this how it works ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LAURENU2
    OK thanks I will flush one to give it a kick
    Once I get stats then I can join Free-DC From my control panel there
    Is this how it works ?
    Yes.

    Here's my dnet.ini content:

    [parameters]
    id=******@*****

    [triggers]
    restart-on-config-file-change=yes
    pause-on-no-mains-power=no
    pause-flag-filename=pause
    pause-watch-plist=

    [display]
    progress-indicator=auto-sense
    detached=no

    [ogr-p2]
    fetch-workunit-threshold=1000

    [misc]
    project-priority=OGR-P2,RC5-72=0

    [buffers]
    frequent-threshold-checks=1
    Use something like that. You'll get, on every machine, the buffer full with 1000 units. Just copy and paste.

    Carlos

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    It seems I am doing work on RC5 and Ogr
    Is this the way it should be working
    I sent in this
    [Jun 07 22:27:23 UTC] Connected to us.v29.distributed.net:2064...
    [Jun 07 22:27:24 UTC] The keyserver says: "Hai c0w! (cdy)"
    [Jun 07 22:27:24 UTC] Refreshed project state data from server. (cached)
    [Jun 07 22:27:27 UTC] RC5-72: Sent 48 packets (48.00 stats units) to server.
    [Jun 07 22:27:28 UTC] OGR-P2: Sent 5 packets (209.77 stats units) to server.
    [Jun 07 22:27:28 UTC] Connection closed.

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    No... this forces OGR 1st
    [misc]
    project-priority=RC5-72=0, OGR-P2=1

    This forces RC5 1st
    [misc]
    project-priority=OGR-P2=0,RC5-72=1

    This lets if figure out itself what it wants to do
    [misc]
    project-priority=OGR-P2,RC5-72
    or
    [misc]
    project-priority=OGR-P2=1,RC5-72=1

    Look in the DNET OGR threads on this forum...

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    OK I think I am getting it now
    Sorry I am so dence but
    I am a Builder Not a programer
    Im just glad I have teammates to help

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    You're there!
    http://stats.distributed.net/partici...d=25&id=462180

    Generating new password...
    Your request has been processed.

    The password will be mailed and should arrive within 10 minutes.

    Now you will be able to join the Team

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    Quote Originally Posted by IronBits
    You're there!
    http://stats.distributed.net/partici...d=25&id=462180

    Generating new password...
    Your request has been processed.

    The password will be mailed and should arrive within 10 minutes.

    Now you will be able to join the Team
    Thank you IB
    Got another 12 nodes online with OGR only Oh Ya forgot to change the first 15 INI's to OGR only
    So I have 27 total for tonight. A Pharmers work is never done

    So let me ask since some nodes sent back WU for Rc5
    Am I now a member there now as-well

    Or is it the same project with just different research WU

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    Good question. Let me know This is for RC5, the other one was for OGR
    Your request has been processed.


    The password will be mailed and should arrive within 10 minutes.

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    OK Joined Free-DC on OGR I guess it will Take 24 Hrs for it to show up

    Just noticed this is the wrong thread for OGR

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    Not anymore it's not.

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    LAURENU2's farm on OGR?! It's going to be a blood bath....
    Last edited by magnav0x; 06-08-2007 at 03:17 PM.
    Warning this Post is Rated "M" for Mature

    -Contains Harsh Language
    -L337 HaX0r W3RD2!
    -Partial Nudity

    I haven't lost my mind; it's backed up on tape drive somewhere.

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    I like blood

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    Just got the first stats and it looks like I have 43,000 members to
    this might be fun

    Now where did I put that

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    42367(66806) laurenu2@aol.com Well, you went UP 66,806 places already with 42,367 places to go.
    Now that you have your password, you can edit your profile so the email addy don't show.
    Unless you like FAN mail, erm, SPAM mail

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    Don't get me started on spam I get all ticked off just thinking about the 30,000 I get every year

    Thanks IB I will do that now
    Got another 10 nodes working I am about 1/2 way there

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    Remote service control center

    I have found a JEWEL for you Lauren

    http://www.xs4all.nl/~johanw/rscc/

    Might be a tad late, but better than never

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    Sounds real good for DC Pharmers IB But I am a real
    slow learner when it comes to using new programs.
    It has taken me years to get use to using VNC.
    And it is one of the reasons I don't use Linux

    I am sure you have seen me ask some pretty
    dumb Questions about the soft wear or OS I installed at times.
    To this day I still do not fully understand the word permission and how or why it is used

    I think it might be because I am dyslectic, and the words and patterns get confused in my head

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    rscc is the reason for my quick ramp up in production. Never felt like remote desktoping into all the machines at work and setting them up. With this puppy I was able to install DNET on another 15 computers or so in about 10 minutes.
    Warning this Post is Rated "M" for Mature

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    I haven't lost my mind; it's backed up on tape drive somewhere.

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    Well I did D/L it, and I will see if I can figure it out.
    Might take a little time and And I might be back here
    asking dumb question Again

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    So you guys need a little help in OGR and DPAD hasn't been making people happy lately so I might as well put a little power toward. It has been ages since I have run the DNET client but it used to be good at no-net.

    For OGR, what is the best way to run no-net, set up the client on an Internet machine and set it to download a lot of WUs and then copy everything to the no-net machine or are there only certain files I need to copy back and forth?

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    buff-in.ogf should be all you need.

    Since stub size is mostly unknown, you need to over-estimate your cache to avoid wasted cycles. I wouldn't risk less than 300-500 stubs per day on any dual core CPU.

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    The way I do it

    is change the line in dnetc.ini under networking to disabled=yes and frequent-threshhold-cehcks=0 after pulling down 1000 wus which seems to be the max.

    What you can do if you need to leave it for longer is to move the buff-in.ogf to a sub folder and then use dnetc.exe -import to increase the buffer size after pulling down a second set of 1000 wus.

    2000 should last a week then produce a nice
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    1St dumb Q
    IB I tried running RSCC It looked up all of my Nodes just fine
    But it says No Service is running on them,how do I stat a Service on the remotes
    Will this give me access to them like VNC does?

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    Running the client as a Win9x/WinNT/2000/XP Service

    A Win9x/WinNT/2000/XP service is a process that starts running when the computer is powered up, and does not stop until the computer is powered down. Unlike normal processes, services will continue to run even when a user logs out.

    Obviously, a service does not have access to remote file and disk resources that require a user to log in first. (This restriction can be nullified on NT - see FAQ below)

    To install the client as a service, run the client with the -install switch. This will cause it to register itself with the service handler, which will in turn automatically start the client the next time the computer is powered up. To deinstall a client previously installed as a service, start it with the -uninstall switch.

    FAQ

    Q: When installed as a service, the client cannot access files on remote drives (network shares). How come?
    A: When installed as a service, the client is (on NT, by default) not running in a user's context (there isn't a user logged in). Under Win9x, where security is virtually non-existant, the client *could* theoretically access network shares /once/ a user has logged in, but that is obviously not a good idea . On NT, the service can be configured from the service manager to start in a context other than the default "Local System": Control Panel -> services -> properties on service. there's a radio button to change between local system and another account. Also if the machine is a backup domain controller, all control panel choices for service userids/passwords, other than localuser, are grayed out whenever the machine doesn't have a connection to the primary domain controller.

    Q: On NT, trying to -install as service from 'AT' fails, but works fine otherwise. Whats up with that?
    A: AT runs by default in a non-desktop context, and the client's "have a valid shell" check fails. The solution is to check 'interact with desktop' in the scheduler config and install the service with "-quiet -install".

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    OK let see if I understand : So for me to use the RSCC program I must first install a DNET client as a service ?
    Then I can control them turn on or off from the program console
    Ouch I have a headache

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    Quote Originally Posted by LAURENU2 View Post
    1St dumb Q
    IB I tried running RSCC It looked up all of my Nodes just fine
    But it says No Service is running on them,how do I stat a Service on the remotes
    Will this give me access to them like VNC does?:looney:
    I don't know what RSCC is ...

    Edit dnetc.ini for your site.

    Copy the two files dnetc.exe and dnetc.ini to a folder on the remote computer. like c:\dcprojects\dnetc
    You should share c:\dcprojects as dcprojects on every computer to make this easy.
    Then VNC to that computer and start dnetc.exe

    Done.
    Now, if you have dcprojects shared on every computer, you can use a batch file to do the hard work.
    if not exist \\remotecomputername\dcprojects\dnetc mkdir dnetc
    copy dnetc.exe \\remotecomputername\dcprojects\dnetc
    copy dnetc.ini \\remotecomputername\dcprojects\dnetc

    CN = computernames
    @echo off
    for %%i in (CN1, CN2, CN3, CN4, CN5 CN6 CN7 CN8 CN9 CN10 CN11) do goto :DOIT %%i

    goto :END

    :DOIT
    echo Processing %1, please wait...
    if not exist \\%1\dcprojects echo Could not find %1\dcprojects & goto :EOF
    if not exist \\%1\dcprojects\dnetc mkdir \\%1\dcprojects\dnetc
    if not exist \\%1\dcprojects\dnetc echo Could not create dnetc on %1\dcprojects & goto :EOF

    copy dnetc.exe \\%1\dcprojects\dnetc
    copy dnetc.ini \\%1\dcprojects\dnetc
    goto :EOF


    :END
    echo Done!

    :EOF

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    Closing them down

    11 days to Team Warped and 70-80 days to Distributed Amiga.

    That would be 4th place in te bag before the project ends.

    Pretty decent result in my opinion only The Cows, the whole of Russia and Ars Pimpaholica ahead of us.

    As ever we are punching well above our numbers.

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    so few days? hopefully my e8200 arrives tomorrow which replaces my AMD X2 3800+... some GNodes more

    MORE POWER!!!
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