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Old 2008-03-26, 14:51   #1
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Question Wot did I Miss ???

Been having a bit of bother with V24.14 and Outpost Firewall so decided to see if anyone else was having issues.

Instead I find this place and talk of V5, software version 25.6 etc etc ....

Wot did I miss guys, here I am happily crunching with 24.14 and it seems that you lot are all set to do a runner to V5 or something ...

Never had a single Mersenne newsletter (despite subscribing in 24.14) so I feel a little out of date.

Can somebody explain things ....

What is V5 and do I need to move all my stuff to it. I tried to log in but it says I don't exist ... hmm are you going to migrate user accounts across George or do I need to create yet another account.

What is 'Pre-Beta 25.6' for and will it ever reach released version status? - core 2 and quad optimisations, improved on die memory cache usage ??

Why do I seem to have two Prime95 accounts? - Sayfudeen and sayfudeen each has it's own set of results - one of which hasn't been active in a long time - how do I combine them ?? (tried emailing the Prime95 account and got no response (there are a 100 or so P90 years in the inactive one)

Is anyone else experiencing Error 2252 when communicating behind a firewall (the firewall log is showing that mersenne.org (71.6.220.162) is trying to connect from port 80 to a random port on the machine running prime - the firewall refuses giving 'packet to closed port' as the reason. Can this 'incoming' port be fixed in the ini so I can build a specific rule for Mersenne.org? - that said why does it need an incoming port before the Prime95 software (V24.14) is happy - proven by turning off the firewall the communication is instantly successful.

Well that'll do for starters ....
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Old 2008-03-26, 18:40   #2
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talk of V5, software version 25.6 etc etc ....
Up at the top of the thread listing for this subforum are sticky threads with titles "v5 alpha and beta testing game plan", "Prime95 version 25.5" and "Prime95 version 25.6". Did you try reading any of them, even just the first posting in each?

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Wot did I miss guys
Try reading at least the first postings in threads "v5 alpha and beta testing game plan" and "Prime95 version 25.6", plus all other postings in those threads by George Woltman (nym "Prime95").

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here I am happily crunching with 24.14 and it seems that you lot are all set to do a runner to V5 or something ...

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What is V5 and do I need to move all my stuff to it.
If you carefully read those threads you will find that PrimeNet V5 and Prime95 version 25.6 are still being tested, and that no one has been required to upgrade to them. You can continue being happy with Prime95 v24 for now.

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What is 'Pre-Beta 25.6' for and will it ever reach released version status? - core 2 and quad optimisations, improved on die memory cache usage ??
Try reading the "Prime95 version 25.6" thread, or at least the postings by George Woltman (nym "Prime95").

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Old 2008-03-26, 21:25   #3
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Why do I seem to have two Prime95 accounts? - Sayfudeen and sayfudeen each has it's own set of results - one of which hasn't been active in a long time - how do I combine them ?? (tried emailing the Prime95 account and got no response (there are a 100 or so P90 years in the inactive one)
I had this a couple years ago ... my fault for not spelling exactly the same (case too) on every computer. An email to George ( woltman@alum.mit.edu ) got it fixed for me. But be sure to check the spelling of this account on all your computers first.

Sporadic 2252's are normal. If it has been consistent for days I would press this question. I don't have the expertise to advise further.

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Old 2008-03-27, 12:18   #4
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The Mersenne newsletters are very rare--there are years between them.

If the client with the differing account name is still running, you can simply go to that computer, change the user information in the client and communicate with Primenet. This worked for me less than a week ago, when a client had renamed itself to a new default account user ID (S[number]) and random computer ID.

Can you browse the web through your firewall? That should be the same kind of traffic. Are you sure you are not blocking the outgoing traffic? (from the random local port number to mersenne.org:80?) I don't know of a way to fix the port number that initiates the communication on the client's side. Maybe the manual of your firewall has some information?

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Old 2008-03-27, 14:50   #5
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Nope no longer Active - not since 2006 !!

Guess I'll need to bug George.

As for the 2252 there is no problem with the firewall uninstalled, I tried all manner of configs to filters and rules but still got this error - and the info from the firewall is less than usefull - doesn't even say it is blocking things any more it says allowed but still got the 2252, removed the firewall and bingo no 2252 - to be fair Agnitum is a good firewall but it does seem to have a habit of ignoring user configurations - I have a ticket open with them about VMWare use and their insistence on blocking transit packets even within a trusted network (where they are supposed ot be allowed).

I only use a software firewall to prevent phone home and other privacy invading software sending out info I don't want sent out ... I have a hardware firewall protecting the public facing network and Prime works fine through it.

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