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[B^S] Leprichon
 
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2007-12-31 04:11:42

in BOINC manager under "advanced" "select computer" im having trouble connecting to a host thats not the local machine...where is the information to enter for computer name and password?
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2007-12-31 04:39:50

in BOINC manager under "advanced" "select computer" im having trouble connecting to a host thats not the local machine...where is the information to enter for computer name and password?

The other host needs to allow connections from outside, and have a password set. See Controlling BOINC remotely.
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2008-01-01 17:23:00

OK...I read the page and - I think - I understand...assuming I just wanted to use the main BOINC manager program and I wanted to "connect to a host thats not the local machine" (or as the webpage says "It's also possible to use the BOINC Manager to control a core client on a different host&quot...So, I believe what the webpage says to do is:
"run the client with the --allow_remote_gui_rpc command line option" (assuming that Ive changed my password in "gui_rpc_auth.cfg"...
Its this line that Im not too sure about...
Im guessing I should go to the command prompt (on my main computer - not the host) and type in "cd C:\Program Files\BOINC\boinc--allow_remote_gui_rpc", but this doesnt seem to work...what should I be doing??

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2008-01-01 17:29:09
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Im guessing I should go to the command prompt (on my main computer - not the host) and type in "cd C:\Program Files\BOINC\boinc--allow_remote_gui_rpc", but this doesnt seem to work...what should I be doing??

You do that on the computer you want to connect to, not the one you connect from.

cd C:\Program files\BOINC
boinc --allow_remote_gui_rpc

Note those are separate lines.

Then on the main computer you go to select computer and type the IP and password of the 'target'.
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2008-01-01 17:57:05

PovAddict,
I entered:
cd C:\Program files\BOINC
boinc --allow_remote_gui_rpc
into the command prompt of the remote host (using LogMeIn). in responce I got a message "to continue press somthin and to exit press somthin else". I just waited (without pressing anything) and shortly was returned to a command line...I then used the website whatismyip and then did a search for the password file (to just verify). I entered this info into the main machine (BOINC - select computer) aand got the same message - "BOINC manager is not able to connect to a remote host, do you want to try again"...
I tried the same procedure twice with no difference...
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2008-01-01 18:03:59

PovAddict,
I entered:
cd C:\Program files\BOINC
boinc --allow_remote_gui_rpc
into the command prompt of the remote host (using LogMeIn). in responce I got a message "to continue press somthin and to exit press somthin else". I just waited (without pressing anything) and shortly was returned to a command line...


Probably because BOINC was *already* running, so starting a new instance kills itself after a few seconds.

Use the remote_hosts.cfg file instead of allow_remote_gui_rpc.

I then used the website whatismyip and then did a search for the password file (to just verify).

whatismyip gets you your external IP. If you're connecting over a LAN, that won't work; unless you forwarded the BOINC port to the outside world... But then you could only connect to a single computer on your LAN.
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2008-01-01 21:39:09

ok thanks...I dont have time to try now, but ill get back to ya...to confirm, I should use the internal ip address that shows when I type in ipconfig at dos prompt (of the remotehost). correct?...
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2008-01-02 10:54:39

ok thanks...I dont have time to try now, but ill get back to ya...to confirm, I should use the internal ip address that shows when I type in ipconfig at dos prompt (of the remotehost). correct?...


Yes.

I just set up my home network to do this.

For each computer, you need to have a file called gui_rpc_auth.cfg. This is the file that contains a password you set. It might already be in your BOINC directory, but with something insane like 32 character hex string. I gave each computer a combination of the password I wanted for all the computers and the host name. For example, mysupersecretpassword_nebula for the host named Nebula. That way each computer has a unique password but it's easier to remember.

Then you need the remote_hosts.cfg file Pov referenced. Mine looks like this (anything preceded by a # is a comment)


# Configuration file for remote access to a running core client
# using BOINC Manger

# Created: December 29, 2007
# Last Modified: December 29, 2007

# Kathryn Marks
# kathryn.boinc@gmail.com

# To connect to the core client on another computer,
# start BOINC Manager in the advanced view.
# Choose "Select computer..." from the "Advanced" menu.
# In the dialog box, type the IP address of the computer and
# the password that is contained in gui_rpc_auth.cfg and click OK.

# Galaxy-Fedora
192.168.123.115

# Galaxy-Vista
192.168.123.115

# Ambassador
192.168.123.145

# Nebula
192.168.123.140


I'm not entirely clear what computer this goes on, so I put it on all of them.

Both the gui_rpc_auth.cfg and the remote_hosts.cfg will go in C:\Program Files\BOINC for you.


Hope this helps.
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