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Message 2902 - Posted 17 Sep 2013 23:02:43 UTC

One of my hosts had some sort of issue with LC today, and dumped the Classical exe (Windows version) after faulting out on a couple of tasks.

However, now it's stuck trying to download the executable and BOINC is reporting it as an http error.

The strange part is when I went to manually download the file as a backup to just letting it straighten out on it's own I got an infection warning and DL block from Avast.

So you might want to take a look at what's going on with application downloads.

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Message 2903 - Posted 19 Sep 2013 5:38:59 UTC

That is strange; I double checked all executables on the server here with off-line backups and the sha1sums all check:

sha1sum classical_5.56_windows_intelx86.exe:

dbe74e6b129e30501269ce15858c42fb91c61c26 classical_5.56_windows_intelx86.exe

You might try and see of your downloaded executable also has the above sha1sum.

if so, I think Avast is giving a false positive because I personally compiled those binaries from sources on a virtual windows XP system used only for compiling boinc that is regularly scanned with the Kaspersky rescue CD scanner.

if not, you do not somehow have the correctly signed binary and the boinc client should also refuse to run it.

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Message 2904 - Posted 23 Sep 2013 11:08:53 UTC

Hmmm... Interesting.

Whatever the problem was it cleared on it's own a few hours later. My guess is the download was getting corrupted somewhere along the way between LC and my hosts and Avast didn't like it. BTW, the machine I tried to DL it manually on runs Kaspersky, and it didn't like it either.

In any event, no harm, no foul, and it never hurts to take a look at the machinery under the hood once in a while anyway. ;-)

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