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chinookfoehn
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2010-12-20 07:12:47

I can't add to the previous post so my apologies.

Basic information:

1. I use passwords containing upper and lower case letters, numbers, and symbols - which are called special characters at WCG
2. WCG does not permit special characters in passwords.
3. Therefore I do not use BAM! to control WCG

This worked well.

4. At the start of October, I left on what turned out to be a 9-week-long road trip during which I drove nearly 23,000 kilometres. For this trip, I shut down most of my computers and shut down most of the projects on the few I left running.

5. I returned a week ago and restarted the computers and found that WCG is detached from my WCG project computers on a daily basis.
6. BAM! just shows that my password is incorrect for WCG yet, seemingly, detaches me, daily, from WCG.

I can not find any reference for this change to BAM! and frankly, I do not want to spend much time searching for a reason especially as every HP laptop battery, initially, failed to charge upon the laptops being restarted (though all but 1 now do charge) plus I have much else to do before Christmas Eve.

Before I start detaching computers from BAM!, as this constant detaching of WCG is annoying, would anyone have an idea what was changed during my 9-weeks of travel?

Thank you for any reply and happy holidays.
-ChinookFöhn
chinookfoehn
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2010-12-22 03:03:27

As a test, I detached 1 computer from BAM! and attached it to WCG. I then attached another computer, yet again, to WCG which is still using BAM!

The result is that BAM! detached that computer from WCG - even though it has an incorrect password.

As no-one was able to provide any thought as to what was changed in BAM! since the start of October; I am forced to start detaching computers from BAM! as though I do not continuously crunch WCG, I do crunch WCG with all computers some of the time and having BAM! detach computers, daily, is unfair as too many tasks are never completed before computers are detached.

I wish BAM! well but given IBM's refusal to adopt passwords consisting of upper and lower case, numbers, and symbols, at WCG; it leaves me no choice but to cease using BAM! as I have no intention of changing every other project's password just to suit IBM.

I wish all well and happy holidays.

-ChinookFöhn
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2010-12-22 03:20:16

If you do it using BAM, you only need to change the password in one place... It will change the rest of them for you.
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2010-12-22 03:21:17

You're detaching from BAM to suit IBM, so why not change your passwords?
chinookfoehn
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2010-12-22 03:35:45

No... to suit IBM, I'd have to change, what, more than 2 dozen passwords.

I am detaching from BAM!, as something changed in BAM!, since I did my road trip, where it now detaches me from WCG where it never did so before I left on my road trip - at the start of October.

I'd rather detach from BAM!, knowing everything will, then, work correctly, than to change dozens of passwords to suit IBM and have BAM!, then, work correctly - maybe (the post below this one seems to me to bring doubt into this statement).

The more convenient route, for me, to follow, is to stop using BAM! when I reattach a computer to WCG. Besides, I have no desire to use a less secure password, than I now do, for all projects - except for WCG.

-ChinookFöhn
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2010-12-22 05:57:52

I fail to find the contents of acct_mgr_request.xml and acct_mgr_reply.xml (Bug Submit Guidelines! rule 8) in any of your posts.
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