Multiple machine folding

Discussion in 'Distributed Computing' started by bousozoku, Mar 26, 2003.

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    Does anyone else think that it would be useful to be able to ask all machines under your control to give their current status from wherever you happen to be?

    I've been thinking of building in some client-server code to talk to a control application to retrieve progress information from any machine which has been configured.
     
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    Stelliform

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    I read about a guy that did this under SETI. (Years ago) He wrote a program to go collect the status files from all of his computers and then pull out the numbers. Then he put the results into HTML. Seems like alot of work though... :)
     
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    Just don't create someback door for some jackass PC user to use and make it into a trojan, okay?

    That would be cool, how about a large source of data... how long ___ CPU too to complete __ point unit...
    Its cool, but, it would take a hella work on your part and on others...
    If your than devoted, go for it. :D
     
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    mc68k

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    i would be interested in that since i run ~50 machines
    sometimes i take it by faith that they're all running
     
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    It only seems as though it will be somewhat difficult as I've got to create a chat client anyway for class. I've dealt with a lot of inter-systems communication--just not using Java.

    As far as back doors, I've never even created one for myself, even for debugging. My philosophy doesn't allow escape routes.

    I'm thinking that each client needs some basic setup information:

    IP address of the server
    port to establish initial communication
    description of location

    The server would only need to match the port for initial communication to talk.
     
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    I'd love to have this. Do you think you would be able to set something up to send the info out, rather than the user having to log into the machine from an outside IP? What I mean is, if the IP address of a machine changes I can't get into it until I know the new IP. I'm wondering how hard it would be to work around this.

    Dan
     
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    Central server which the clients give their IP and name so others can connect to it.

    My idea will be killed because no one will give a machine that can do this.
     

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