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David Bass
2002-08-13 11:02:00
I'm using Win98 with an NTL cable modem and frequently (don't know whether it's all the time) I find my machine unresponsive after a night or so processing.  When I reboot (or very occasionally after frenetic keyboard bashing everything comes back to life), I find that the results.txt file is at 99k (recently renamed to the curious hash-like filename), but not apparently sent.

I rename the file back to results.txt and manualsend, and everything is fine.

Incidentally, manualsend appears to crash if it cannot find a results.txt file.

I'm using Norton Personal Firewall (2001 edition) which explicitly is set to allow ftp.
I'll switch off autosend, but this makes the project noticeably higher maintenance.
Pascal
2002-08-13 11:53:50
I know, that products of Norton change many things in your operating system.  And because of that I don't use them. 
Being in your place I would deactivate the auto-send procedure and send the results manually.  I've made good experience with that.

I'm using Windows 98 SE as OS and Another Task Manager to push the priority a little bit on my two machines.

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Stephen Brooks
2002-08-13 12:35:54
quote:
Originally posted by David Bass:
I'm using Win98 with an NTL cable modem and frequently (don't know whether it's all the time) I find my machine unresponsive after a night or so processing.


This was a symptom of using version 4.21a. If you're using that, do upgrade to 4.21b, which has had a bug with the sending fixed.


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David Bass
2002-08-13 16:13:19
quote:
Originally posted by Stephen Brooks:
This was a symptom of using version 4.21a. If you're using that, do upgrade to 4.21b, which has had a bug with the sending fixed.




OK - 4.21b has much longer simulation run times than 4.21a because it's producing higher percentages.  I guess I'll just have to sit and wait to see whether the problem is gone.

Thanks for the quick response.
HETTATLONGUN
2002-08-13 17:10:04
Check your Norton's permissions to access the 'Net.  I use Tiny Personal Firewall. Every time I start a new muon1 revision, I have to babysit the thing through the first connection.  After that, it connects ok.

Ahh, morning....Nothing like a good cigar, a cup of coffee and the sound of hot shell casings hitting the deck....HETT[TEP]
AySz88
2002-08-13 20:05:31
I've got two of these wierd numbers-and-dashes files, but they have these really long entries that don't make sense; not like the ones I saw before in results.txt.  Where should I send them, if at all?
Stephen Brooks
2002-08-14 02:22:30
Evidently AySz88 has not had his WeetaBix this morning.
HETTATLONGUN
2002-08-14 04:34:21
AySz88, those are result.txt files that were not sent.  Rename them back to result.txt and then click on manualsend.  big grin

Ahh, morning....Nothing like a good cigar, a cup of coffee and the sound of hot shell casings hitting the deck....HETT[TEP]
AySz88
2002-08-14 08:33:39
Okay, I've done so already.

Should I assume that there's more parameters being optimised in the program now?
HETTATLONGUN
2002-08-14 12:08:17
Yup.  cool

Ahh, morning....Nothing like a good cigar, a cup of coffee and the sound of hot shell casings hitting the deck....HETT[TEP]
David Bass
2002-08-14 15:43:19
Sadly, things are no different.  I may have to catch it in the process of sending automatically to make this work.  Ah, well.  Switch to manualsend and just bonk on the button every now and again.
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