[pkg-boinc-devel] Bug#360143: boinc-manager: Connecting to otherhost troublesome

Zlatko Calusic zlatko.calusic at iskon.hr
Sat Apr 1 18:36:56 UTC 2006

Hey, thanks for the reply and sorry for the delay from my side, I've
been busy lately...

Steffen Moeller <moeller at inb.uni-luebeck.de> writes:

> Hi, it is something for upstream.

Thought so.

> I did an strace when starting boincmgr and found it to read the file ".BOINC 
> Manager" of my home directory in a loop. I presume this is only for the 
> communication with the client, whatever, I found this line there
> [ComputerMRU]
> 0=localhost

Yes, I managed to find that and I actually have a host of my choice in
that line 0=... The trouble is that it is only a history, a list of
most recently typed entries, but boincmgr doesn't use that list for
connecting by itself, it always starts connecting to localhost.

> which may be of your interest to change to whatever you desire. What I should 
> have done instead is to look at the source and check out what files it opens. 
> Not this morning, though.  Something must be there since it all works 
> smoothly on my machine. Google does not find any documents in this respect. 
> Your turn now. What you could help with are man pages for 
> /etc/boinc-client/
> gui_rpc_auth.cfg  remote_hosts.cfg
> which are kind of missing, still.  I still have a lot of hope in fine Debian 
> users :o) 

Sure. :) I must say that all those configuration files doesn't come in
my way, I always manage to connect properly eventually, but I need to
spend minute or two getting out of the loop that tries to connect to
localhost. Don't know, maybe a simple workaround would be just to tell
boincmgr not to try connecting to localhost immediately after it's
fired, but let user initiate connection to the host of his choice. Or
something like that (make it easier to reconnect, timeouting much

Anyway, I'm sure it will be solved this or that way, probably by the
upstream author, I just hope you're better connected with the people.


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