NaCl end of life announcement!

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MeeLee
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Re: NaCl end of life announcement!

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bruce wrote:As was already stated, there are upcoming changes to FAH's infrastructure that will cause the non-support of NaCl (plus Google has announced discontinuing support on Chrome).
Does that mean, as long as we don't update our browsers, we will be able to continue folding on NaCl? :D
That would be good news, as my company pc hardly ever gets updated aside from security patches.
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Re: NaCl end of life announcement!

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Maybe, but I doubt it.

FAH's infrastructure is all about how the various FAH servers talk to each other. I have no idea when those changes may happen, but probably "soon"
ralmcruz
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Re: NaCl end of life announcement!

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That's bad news, only way to folding at work was Nacl. I really hope that an webassembly version is implemented.
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Re: NaCl end of life announcement!

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I'm certain that
1) a Webassembly version will NOT be written (per the end-of-life announcement)
and
2) Even if it were, it wouldn't help because the infrastructure changes still wouldn't be implemented.

... sorry, but FAH was intended for "At Home" and not for "At Work"
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Re: NaCl end of life announcement!

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According to "Server Stats," core GRO_B0_NACL has been removed from all WS. Today, for 8 hours, I have no assigned WU.
Is this the "End-Of-Life" of NaCl?
ralmcruz
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Re: NaCl end of life announcement!

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artoar_11 wrote:According to "Server Stats," core GRO_B0_NACL has been removed from all WS. Today, for 8 hours, I have no assigned WU.
Is this the "End-Of-Life" of NaCl?
Apparently yes, it's over.
MeeLee
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Re: NaCl end of life announcement!

Post by MeeLee »

Yes,

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Requesting a work server assignment.
That's all we're getting.
It was good for how long it lasted.
Now I'll just have to bring my portable unit to work again.
M0CZY
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Re: NaCl end of life announcement!

Post by M0CZY »

Try running one of these clients on your work computer.
They run from any folder, and don't need administrative privileges.
https://download.foldingathome.org/rele ... fahclient/

I assumed that most 'power users' ran FAH using these standalone clients.
MeeLee
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Re: NaCl end of life announcement!

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M0CZY wrote:Try running one of these clients on your work computer.
They run from any folder, and don't need administrative privileges.
https://download.foldingathome.org/rele ... fahclient/

I assumed that most 'power users' ran FAH using these standalone clients.
Thanks!
You may want to use a different compression technique for the Windows client (rar or Zip) as some free compression programs don't support .tar.

To set up your user key and passwd, run:

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fahclient --configure
before starting fahclient, to get the bonus activated.
MeeLee
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Re: NaCl end of life announcement!

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Without Admin permissions, one can open the Windows 2008 .bz file with peazip, and open the tar file inside the bz, with Winrar portable.
One has to install 2 separate (free, admin-less) programs to unpack the files.

Also, one of my PCs has given this message:

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22:14:09:WU00:FS00:0xa7:WARNING:Failed to open 'checkpt.crc': Failed to open 'checkpt.crc': Access is denied.
22:14:09:WU00:FS00:0xa7:WARNING:: iostream stream error: Access is denied.
It does appear to be continuing the WU.
It may be that on that computer I have installed the 32 bit version, instead of the 64.

*Edit: I run Windows 10, 64 bit version, and found that the FAHClient for Win 10 32 bit doesn't give me the error, but Windows 8 64 bit does.
However on Windows 7, FAHClient for Win 8 64 bit works fine.
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