gilboad at gmail.com
Wed Mar 18 16:17:30 UTC 2009
On Wed, 2009-03-18 at 10:56 -0400, John Aldrich wrote:
> Guys, I've discovered that, for some strange reason, you *must* have
> elevated privileges to run / configure BOINC when it's installed via the F10
I'm running boinc on an unprivileged user.
> I've been trying to get BOINC configured to connect to my accounts ever
> since I installed the X86_64 version of Fedora 10 several months ago. Today
> I got a crazy idea and tried running the boincmgr binary as a superuser and
> to my surprise I was able to connect to the client and configure it,
> something that I have been trying off and on for the past several months to
> do without success.
Did you configure the boinc password? Network access?
In general you need to add --redirectio --allow_remote_gui_rpc
to /etc/syscnofig/boinc-client (latest version only!), and save your
clear-text password in $BOINC_HOME/gui_rpc_auth.cfg.
> Since I never had to run it as a superuser when I installed from the
> tarball off the Boinc.berkeley.edu server, I suspect this is a RedHat/Fedora
> issue. Can someone explain the rationale behind requiring admin privileges
> to configure BOINC?
Default -Fedora- configuration doesn't accept network connection.
The default upstream version does.
> I managed to work around it by "chmod +s" all the Boinc binaries, but I
> shouldn't have to do that!
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