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Message 4679 - Posted: 15 Oct 2014, 0:05:21 UTC

Just wondering. How accurate is the server status page as it relates to DNA@Home? It seems that there are usually just a few tasks ready to send and the tasks in progress keeps getting smaller and smaller (it's now down to under 500.) Also, the workunits waiting for validation seems to be stuck at 4 and the workunits waiting for assimilation is stuck at 1892. I have not been watching the numbers under Users and Computers so I really can't comment on them other than to note that it is reporting 4066 users registered in the past 24 hours. Not sure if that means new users or just total users who have contacted the server in that time.

Thanks for any insight.

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Message 4680 - Posted: 15 Oct 2014, 5:36:35 UTC

Interesting, 4,738 new users in the last 24 hours but only 12 computers added also in 24 hours.

Possibly new Spam accounts? (With a few actual users added to the mix).

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Message 4681 - Posted: 15 Oct 2014, 7:55:08 UTC - in response to Message 4680.
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Interesting, 4,738 new users in the last 24 hours but only 12 computers added also in 24 hours.

Possibly new Spam accounts? (With a few actual users added to the mix).

Conan

In theory they could have been created by activating the CSG accounts of subproject users (which then would not have hosts attached yet), but I checked some in the current high numbers, the names are a random mix of upper-/lowercase letters and have no equivalent on BOINCstats.

There are still lots of subproject users who haven't activated their CSG account yet.

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Message 4682 - Posted: 15 Oct 2014, 7:55:46 UTC - in response to Message 4680.

Interesting, 4,738 new users in the last 24 hours but only 12 computers added also in 24 hours.

Possibly new Spam accounts? (With a few actual users added to the mix).

Conan


Now up to 5,492 new users and just 13 computers in last 24 hours.

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Message 4692 - Posted: 16 Oct 2014, 19:05:26 UTC - in response to Message 4682.

Interesting, 4,738 new users in the last 24 hours but only 12 computers added also in 24 hours.

Possibly new Spam accounts? (With a few actual users added to the mix).

Conan


Now up to 5,492 new users and just 13 computers in last 24 hours.

Conan



Most likely spam accounts. I'm hoping the CAPTCHA kills this. I need to write some scripts to go through and delete spam accounts. I would think I should be able to delete accounts with no attached computers, no credit, and no activity at wildlife@home without deleting any real accounts...

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Message 4741 - Posted: 23 Oct 2014, 22:22:16 UTC - in response to Message 4679.

Just wondering. How accurate is the server status page as it relates to DNA@Home? It seems that there are usually just a few tasks ready to send and the tasks in progress keeps getting smaller and smaller (it's now down to under 500.) Also, the workunits waiting for validation seems to be stuck at 4 and the workunits waiting for assimilation is stuck at 1892. I have not been watching the numbers under Users and Computers so I really can't comment on them other than to note that it is reporting 4066 users registered in the past 24 hours. Not sure if that means new users or just total users who have contacted the server in that time.

Thanks for any insight.

Charlie


This is my question that started this thread but it morphed into the problem with all the spam accounts. I'm still curious on the constant 4 WUs waiting for validation and the 1892 waiting for assimilation . Those numbers never change.

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Message 4744 - Posted: 24 Oct 2014, 21:35:39 UTC - in response to Message 4741.

Just wondering. How accurate is the server status page as it relates to DNA@Home? It seems that there are usually just a few tasks ready to send and the tasks in progress keeps getting smaller and smaller (it's now down to under 500.) Also, the workunits waiting for validation seems to be stuck at 4 and the workunits waiting for assimilation is stuck at 1892. I have not been watching the numbers under Users and Computers so I really can't comment on them other than to note that it is reporting 4066 users registered in the past 24 hours. Not sure if that means new users or just total users who have contacted the server in that time.

Thanks for any insight.

Charlie


This is my question that started this thread but it morphed into the problem with all the spam accounts. I'm still curious on the constant 4 WUs waiting for validation and the 1892 waiting for assimilation . Those numbers never change.

Charlie


I think those are leftover wildlife@home work units that Kyle's never run the assimilator on.


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