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Enigma@Home

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Project name: Enigma@Home

Project category: Mathematics

Sponsor: Private

Goals: Cracking original Enigma messages

Current whitelist status: Whitelisted!

SSL quality: NO SSL!!  https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/analyze.html?d=www.enigmaathome.net



Official website: www.enigmaathome.net

Team info: http://www.enigmaathome.net/team_display.php?teamid=2937

Team user rankings: http://www.enigmaathome.net/team_members.php?teamid=2937

Boincstats link: http://boincstats.com/en/stats/54/team/detail/2937

Server_status link: http://enigmaathome.net/server_status


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To those of you crunching this project, here is a thread about the no-SSL.
 
Comment there and/or like also, so it gets larger attention:

 

http://www.enigmaathome.net/forum_thread.php?id=799#4027


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"Well, the project admin is active and replies in other threads.
So, we can conclude he has no interest in taking care of this security issue :-(
I will also PM him now."

 

http://www.enigmaathome.net/forum_thread.php?id=799


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Enigma@Home hasn't generated any new work units since about 23 march. The "In Progress" units has shrunken since then as well so there seems that no new WUs are generated. The team RAC has shrunken from ~700,000 RAC to a mere ~200.000 RAC in 2 weeks. Maybe we should consider removing this project from the whitelist if nothing changes.

 

I asked in the #gridcoin channel if anyone had noticed and they said that some users where trying to reach the project admin but without results. Someone sent an e-mail to them a few days ago.

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A vote was created (until April 18), see also my quotes in there:

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Posted (edited)

With ~4.5% of the voting shares casting a vote we are now standing at 

Answer  Votes  Share %    
Yes     24     71.65% 
Abstain 1      16.9% 
No      12     11.46%

It still doesn't seem like anyone has been able to reach the admin of the project, they even tried to contact the hosting provider.

4 Days left to vote on this.

Edited by startail
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EnigmaAtHome poll expires tomorrow:


  • 71.75% of voter shares want Enigma removed from Gridcoin whitelist

 


https://steemit.com/gridcoin/@erkan/gridcoin-poll-should-we-remove-enigma-home-from-the-whitelist-due-to-no-available-work-units-vote-until-april-4



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the vote has ended:

 

71.87% of the voter shares decided: 

 

ENIGMA@Home should be removed from the whitelist

due to no WUs for over 3 weeks

 



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A user contacted me today regarding this project and that they have stated a reason for the lack of WUs recently.

 

As posted on http://www.enigmaathome.net/

 

 

The reason why work generator is stopped
I have stopped the work generator because IMO it does not make sense to continue the batch that runs with the original ("naval") dictionary set, where upgraded dictionary sets have already failed with similar number of target restarts.

IMO it's better to try with another dictionary set and tweaked app.
Both cases, however, require major upgrades on the server side - for performance reasons, I have removed some of the functionalities it originally had and now I have to add them back. It's going to take 2-4 weeks because my job leaves me very little spare time. I'm also going to clean the database from any leftovers, there are still over 20k workunits in the db, probably most of them are broken WUs that accumulated over time (at some point there was a sudden failure of SSD drive where the database filesystem is located, it was replaced by RAID5 setup with the data restored from backup, but ~4500 workunits/results ended in messed up state). I'll wait a few days and then all the orphaned workunits / results will be removed.

Also, all future (larger) batches will be split into a group of smaller sub-batches. While the batch is running, the server requires access to all the results that were returned and if the database gets to big, performance suffers. It also makes creating 'offline' backups harder due to the amount of data in the db dump.

In a few days I'll post downloadable results from the previous batches in case anyone wants to take a look.

 

Sadly this news came just after the poll and much to late. There was even a week or two before anyone really noticed the project was not making any new WUs.

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It's sad to see it go just like that. Since October last year till last month, I racked up more than a million points and with all my machines running, I got about 15k RAC and a decent magnitude. After it went down, I've lost most of my magnitude.

 

Now I'm just hopping about projects to run to see which ones actually run best and also bring in the best magnitude, especially when all but one machine (my PC) are ARM-powered devices, which means I don't have many choices.

 

I do wonder if there is a chance Enigma@Home would be added back to the whitelist when it is active again... But until then, it's pretty much an austere operation for me.

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I do wonder if there is a chance Enigma@Home would be added back to the whitelist when it is active again...

 

The ENIGMA project has to campaign again for inclusion into the whitelist

 
see also: whitelist guidelines/checklist
 
NO WUs for a long time, and also
that the project admin was not reachable in all that time was not helpful either.
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Hi guys,

Enigma@Home just started putting out fresh WUs to my PC around 6 minutes ago, looks like the work generator server is back online as promised.
How do we go about starting a vote to get it back on the whitelist?

From the server status:

# of workunits: 2277600 done 31484 remaining 2127501 in progress 118615

So I won't have been the first to receive WUs by any means, and there should be work coming through regularly again.

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