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pi17388
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Permanent Upload Error

Post by pi17388 » Sun Oct 30, 2011 2:01 pm

Sat Oct 29 20:42:25 2011 | eon2 | [error] Error reported by file upload server: invalid signature
Sat Oct 29 20:42:25 2011 | eon2 | Giving up on upload of 1963990386_1063817_0_0: permanent upload error
David Anderson wrote:
There are (at least) two issues with 6.13.3:

1) For GPU apps, it passes an additional command-line argument that causes some apps to fail (usually by exiting immediately). This will be fixed in 6.13.4.

2) 6.13.3 handles file upload certificates (a mechanism that prevents DoS attacks on upload servers) differently than previous versions.
This change was necessary to make scheduler requests and replies readable by standard XML parsers. But it means that file uploads will fail to projects that a) use upload certificates, and b) aren't running current server code.

I sent email to boinc_projects describing this change, and recommending that projects disable upload certificates until they're able to upgrade their server code. Not all project admins read boinc_projects, so it may be necessary to contact them via their message boards or email, and I urge Alpha-testers to do so.

-- David


David Anderson, boinc_projects email list wrote:
"Upload certificates" are a mechanism that keeps bad guys from DoS'ing your upload servers (note: such an attack has never happened, as far as I know).

We're changing the format of upload certificates, and we're starting to test a version of the client for which old-format certificates won't work. Volunteers testers won't be able to upload completed jobs, and they may complain to you.

I suggest that all projects disable upload certificates. To do so, add the following to your config.xml file:

<dont_generate_upload_certificates/>
<ignore_upload_certificates/>

To resume using upload certificates, if you wish:

1) upgrade to the current server source code (from trunk)
2) wait for all jobs with old-format certificates to be dispatched
3) re-enable certificates by removing the above lines.

Let me know if any questions.

-- David

Trog Dog
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Re: Permanent Upload Error

Post by Trog Dog » Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:33 am

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HP

278	eon2	25/12/2011 4:15:00 PM	Started upload of 1963990386_1483877_0_0	
279	eon2	25/12/2011 4:15:06 PM	[error] Error reported by file upload server: invalid signature	
280	eon2	25/12/2011 4:15:06 PM	Giving up on upload of 1963990386_1483877_0_0: permanent upload error	
Please implement the fix outlined in David Anderson's email.

Jhenna
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Re: Permanent Upload Error

Post by Jhenna » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:43 am

I also have the same experience, but it's okay now.

pencil
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Re: Permanent Upload Error

Post by pencil » Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:31 pm

[color=#000000]site[/color] wrote:

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HP

278	eon2	25/12/2011 4:15:00 PM	Started upload of 1963990386_1483877_0_0	
279	eon2	25/12/2011 4:15:06 PM	[error] Error reported by file upload server: invalid signature	
280	eon2	25/12/2011 4:15:06 PM	Giving up on upload of 1963990386_1483877_0_0: permanent upload error
Please implement the fix outlined in David Anderson's email.
Thank you for this fix.

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