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08-25-02, 03:53 AM
Is there a way to set up the client on my other computer to send/get wu's from my main computer? Because im on dial up, i have to send mine then go to the other computer and send them. Its not a problem really but it would be nice just to put it on auto transmit so that the client would get wu's over the lan instead of connecting to the internet, this way i would never have to watch it in person, just make sure it runs, watching it through SetiWatch. Is it possible or is it just another stupid idea from me :D
08-25-02, 04:12 AM
Use a caching program like Seti Queue on your main PC, the other PC can get/give its WU from the main PC.
If you have any trouble setting it up, feel free to ask.
Many of us here use it.
08-25-02, 04:13 AM
Two ways to do this, that I can think of.
-One, run the client over the network. Never tried to do it myself (I lack a network), but it seems feasible. That way, once you kill it on the other machine, there is no moving back/forth.
-Two, are you on a dedicated dial-up line? You could have the other machine connect to yours for internet service. Then the other machine would never need tending to.
I usually do this, with my farm, since I lack a LAN:
-Both of my Pentiums lack everything 'cept a video card, so it's impossible for them to connect through anything except printer/serial ports. When they're done crunching, I take the entire SETI folder (client, SETIStash, and all), ZIP it, and put it on a floppy (sucks up about 180kb, with 20 results and the client). I take it to my machine, unzip it, and transfer. Then I zip it back up, burn it (since it swells to about 5MB with all the WUs), and copy it back to the Pentium. Delete all older versions of the folder, unzip it, and begin crunching. Hooray!
I have a scratch CD-R with about 100 old WUs on it laying around. Be sure to mark your folders carefully, so you don't accidently crunch old WUs.
That's how I hold down the fort.
08-25-02, 04:14 AM
Wookie just owned me horribly.
08-25-02, 04:48 AM
Originally posted by ThePerfectCore
Wookie just owned me horribly.
I figured out how to make it work but i need it to download at least 30 work units but it stopped at 14. My other pc does about 5-6 wu's per day so that would equal to about a weeks worth or work. How can i set it up to have it download those work units?
PS. I LOVE the star trek sound effects, lol, im a huge fan of the series, this is so cool :D
08-25-02, 05:06 AM
Ok, i just read the help section and it says that the number of work units to download is based on how many you uploaded in the past 14 days. So i guess this will adjust itself as more work units are completed. Please correct me if im wrong ;)
08-25-02, 08:59 AM
that's the default setting in setiqueue, i think, but you can change it. Log in over the lan: http://(computername):(portnumber), click on login, enter your password, go to settings, and at the bottom of the page you can click on edit settings. This allows you more flexablity in the settings than if you're really on the program itself. WAY more options.
If you let the algorithm work that determines how many to queue, it does a good job.
You can also look into Windows Internet Connection Sharing so you don't have to have separate Internet dialup connections for systems on your LAN.
There is also a way to edit one of the config files to make it download more units than it normally does. If you find that you need more we can help you do that.
08-25-02, 02:34 PM
the built-in limitation for a single user in the SETIQueue is 'bout 800wus max regardless how much u crunch each day. that's equal to a 14days cache if u r crunching 'bout 57wus/day.
if u need more than that, let me know & i could walk u through the way to edit the user file to get "unlimited cache" like what i'm having.
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