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Old 2008-12-03, 21:19   #1
Richard Otter
 
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Two issues here-

Has anyone else seen their PrimeNet user id erased in their client software?
What happened was that I upgraded my Windows machine with the new v25 software and I thought that I entered my ver5 PrimeNet ID.
The software chugged along and finished one of the old PrimeNet v4 assignments, but I was surprised to see that the work was credited to the Anonymous user. Sure enough, I checked the menu File=>PrimeNet and the user ID was blank.

I checked another of my machines on which I know I had entered the ID and it also has a blank user ID. I fixed it right away too.
In each case, I didn't do the smart thing and check the Prime.txt file. Who knows- maybe this is all a coincidence.

Second question- Does the PrimeNet password need to be in the prime.txt file?
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Old 2008-12-03, 21:40   #2
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Two issues here-

Has anyone else seen their PrimeNet user id erased in their client software?
What happened was that I upgraded my Windows machine with the new v25 software and I thought that I entered my ver5 PrimeNet ID.
The software chugged along and finished one of the old PrimeNet v4 assignments, but I was surprised to see that the work was credited to the Anonymous user. Sure enough, I checked the menu File=>PrimeNet and the user ID was blank.

I checked another of my machines on which I know I had entered the ID and it also has a blank user ID. I fixed it right away too.
In each case, I didn't do the smart thing and check the Prime.txt file. Who knows- maybe this is all a coincidence.

Second question- Does the PrimeNet password need to be in the prime.txt file?

Several previous reports of this most recently:
http://www.mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?t=11068
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Old 2008-12-04, 02:55   #3
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Sure enough, I checked the menu File=>PrimeNet and the user ID was blank.
Excellent! Please send the prime.log file to me. I'm trying to track this bug down. Given enough data I might be able to figure it out.

I'll also be able to transfer the credit back to you.

and no, the password should not be in prime.txt
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Old 2008-12-04, 17:43   #4
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I'd be happyto.
I've got them zipped up and ready- but I can't find an email address...
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Old 2008-12-05, 00:09   #6
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I'd be happyto.
I've got them zipped up and ready- but I can't find an email address...
Thanks. Unfortunately, these were from the great Nov. 16th ANONYMOUS debacle. There are very rare reports of it happening since then, but I haven't been able to figure out what steps reproduce the problem.
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Old 2008-12-05, 06:17   #7
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I've had my userid blanked out before also. Maybe because of windows reinstall or playing with new hardware - was doing both at the same time. I don't think it's a good idea to allow p95 to blank out the userid when it detects a change in the system. Changing the PC's id is one thing, but it should always retain the username settings.
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