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Message 1782 - Posted: 16 Nov 2016, 6:08:07 UTC

I get a notice from the project saying to change the URL used by BOINC from http://numberfields.asu.edu/NumberFields/ to https://numberfields.asu.edu/NumberFields/

When I choose NumberFields from the Add Project dialog box the only url offered is the http address

When I synchronize with BOINCStats the http url is automatically added

Then I get a notice from the project saying I need to remove the http url and connect using the https url


Manually adding NunberFields using Add Project gives me 2 Numberfields entries in BOINC Manager differing only in the url.

Since I am using BAM as my Account Manager, disconnecting using BAM removes the http url only. Connecting via BAM adds the http url only.

Both urls appear to work at this time.

The BOINC Manager information used by the BOINC client and account managers needs to be updated in order to permit this change.

NumberFields@home: Notice from BOINC
You are attached to this project twice. Please remove projects named NumberFields@home, then add https://numberfields.asu.edu/NumberFields/
11/15/2016 9:51:47 PM

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NumberFields@home: Notice from BOINC
This project is using an old URL. When convenient, remove the project, then add https://numberfields.asu.edu/NumberFields/
11/15/2016 9:47:39 PM
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Message 1785 - Posted: 16 Nov 2016, 15:57:13 UTC - in response to Message 1782.  

I changed the masater_url to use http instead of https. This got rid of the annoying client messages to update the url, so I hope it will also solve your problem.

From my understanding this change should not impact security, as the master_url is only used for initial communication.
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Message 1786 - Posted: 19 Nov 2016, 21:52:35 UTC - in response to Message 1785.  
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A couple months ago, I updated this project to use https. Now I am receiving the following notice, "This project is using an old URL. When convenient, remove the project, then add http://numberfields.asu.edu/NumberField/"

Is it safe to ignore?
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Message 1787 - Posted: 20 Nov 2016, 3:59:53 UTC - in response to Message 1786.  

A couple months ago, I updated this project to use https. Now I am receiving the following notice, "This project is using an old URL. When convenient, remove the project, then add http://numberfields.asu.edu/NumberField/"

Is it safe to ignore?


You can safely ignore it. If you get tired of the annoying message, then you can change it to http.
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