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Title: FreeHal Hacked? 1 March 2010
Post by: LawryB on March 01, 2010, 07:03:32 AM

Interesting/disturbing post on FreeHal forum page by m4rtyn regarding possible "confiscation of credits".
Title: Re: FreeHal Hacked? 1 March 2010
Post by: BF on March 01, 2010, 07:43:00 AM
Yeah, I had a large amount of pending, all disappeared in one foul swoop after the site went down, without adding to my total there..
Title: Re: FreeHal Hacked? 1 March 2010
Post by: Dataman on March 01, 2010, 09:21:01 AM
Nice catch LawryB! +1
I have 60+ pending ... don't know if I lost any. ???

EDIT: I set mine to nonew tasks.  :angry:
Title: Re: FreeHal Hacked? 1 March 2010
Post by: kashi on March 01, 2010, 09:45:54 AM
I've got about 50 tasks in pending currently. Sometime in the last few days I had some pending that disappeared quickly but I don't think my score increased. Server has been erratic for a while now and often has little or no work. I will set No New Tasks this afternoon if there is no improvement.
Title: Re: FreeHal Hacked? 1 March 2010
Post by: Vajras on March 01, 2010, 09:59:31 AM
My pending all disappeared - additionally, there is a bug in their forum registration -resetting it to receive a new p'word results in being able to reset but then saying there is no user by that name- this goes on in an endless loop etc. - therefore, can't report probs on the forum  :boom:

Given both the above, methinks this project can not now be trusted  :cry2: Disappointing really as i like this project - got potential it has
Title: Re: FreeHal Hacked? 1 March 2010
Post by: Dataman on March 02, 2010, 06:16:14 AM
OK Mates, apparently FreeHAL WAS NOT HACKED but Tobias has been working on servers and software. The strange message was suposed to be a joke  :furious: but somehow I did not find it funny. I have turned FreeHAL back on.

 :boom:

EDIT: I turned them back on and they promptly ran out of work.  Bashhead   :hbang:   Bashhead
Title: Re: FreeHal Hacked? 1 March 2010
Post by: LawryB on March 02, 2010, 08:52:03 AM

Very funny Tobias, NOT. Would be nice to see some notification of works in progress.  :sg1:
Title: Re: FreeHal Hacked? 1 March 2010
Post by: BF on March 02, 2010, 10:41:15 AM
EDIT: I set mine to nonew tasks.  :angry:

... and would SOMEONE please tell dyeman to do the same!!  :rofl:

He's catching me up too fast..
Title: Re: FreeHal Hacked? 1 March 2010
Post by: dyeman on March 03, 2010, 08:13:48 AM
Not catching up at all - the old Athlon 64 is down and one of the 2 quads has decided to stop processing CPU WUs and I'm away from home until Sunday so can't do anything about it GRRR!  

(.. and now it looks like the FreeHAL VM running on the Quad has given up the ghost also.  Double GRRR!!)

Well, miracle of miracles, with no intervention FreeHAL, POEM and FreeHAL VM have started working again after 4 days of either nothing or error WUs.  Also GPUGRID on the other quad which had similarly gone hiding.  I guess some WUs got stuck and eventually timed out letting everything unclog.
Title: Re: FreeHal Hacked? 1 March 2010
Post by: BF on March 04, 2010, 08:26:09 AM
Not catching up at all - the old Athlon 64 is down and one of the 2 quads has decided to stop processing CPU WUs and I'm away from home until Sunday so can't do anything about it GRRR!  

(.. and now it looks like the FreeHAL VM running on the Quad has given up the ghost also.  Double GRRR!!)

 :panic:
Despite all that your daily output was STILL higher than mine!
 :panic:
Title: Re: FreeHal Hacked? 1 March 2010
Post by: dyeman on March 08, 2010, 12:55:37 PM
Touch wood, FreeHAL seems to have well and truly settled down and able to keep up the demand for work
Title: Re: FreeHal Hacked? 1 March 2010
Post by: daveandton on March 08, 2010, 07:05:07 PM
 :shock Don't you dare put the moz on it
Dave