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SETI Outages

Okay, we've had some discussion about SETI outages, so I just thought I'd point everyone in the direction of a couple of updates on the SETI@home Website.

lapislaz wondered whether they'd released a new client while we weren't looking. It seems not, but this update seems potentially relevant with respect to a change we all ought to be aware is coming:

August 26, 2005
You can now log in to this web site using your email address and a password of your choice. Set your password here, BOINC is being changed to use email/password instead of account keys (the long random strings) to identify accounts. This is detailed here.

But the real killer is this update. Yep, they've had a week long outage:

August 31, 2005
Most of the servers are back up, but still dropping a lot of connections as we recover from a week-long outage. More information in Technical News.

Actually, Technical News is quite an interesting read. It just shows how many problems they do have.
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