Here's what ya do... download the client from here
It's recommended that you choose x86/Zipped version for windows rigs, as it's not that hard to setup manually. Unzip it into a directory and run dnetc.exe
. The first time you run it, it will automatically use the config switch and you'll be in the config menu. There are a few options you need to setup/change. [Mac OS X? see this]
- First is plugging in an email address, which is under "1) General Client Options" and "1) Your email address (distributed.net ID)"
This is how dnetc will identify you for the time being so use the same email address on each machine you install RC5 on.
- Next step is making the client run quietly which is under "1) General Client Options" and "9) Run detached/disable all screen output? (quiet mode)" change this to "yes".
- Then setting the client to run just RC5 which is under "2) Buffer and Buffer Update Options" and "9) Load-work precedence ==>". Change this setting to "RC5-72,OGR=0".
- Now you can cache some blocks if you don't trust your internet connection, "2) Buffer and Buffer Update Options" and "13) Fetch time threshold (in hours)" set it to "RC5-72=72" or so, this will download enough blocks for that particular cpu to last 72 hours (or however many hours you choose).
- Next turn logging on so you can watch how your rig is doing with "4) Logging Options" and "1) Log file type ==>" (change to a different number - try 3 (fifo). [FIFO = first in, first out]
- Then change "4) Logging Options" and "2) File to log to ==>" to a filename (Some use rc5.log but whatever works for you) then change "4) Logging Options" and "3) Log file limit/interval ==>" to however many kilobytes you want the log to be if you are using fifo logging. Use whatever logging method you want ... just make sure you use one so you can watch how it goes.
- Next "0) Save settings and exit" which will write the settings you've changed to dnetc.ini. Now just run the client with the install switch "dnetc -install" (if under windows) and it will set the client up as a service. Then run the client with no switches and it will start doing it's thing.
View the log file you selected to see how it's doing. If you do this soon on a fairly decent rig and let it finish one packet (about 10-15 minutes on a XP1700), view the log file to see when it's finished one packet. Then type in "dnetc -update
" (to send up all finished packets and replace them with fresh ones) or "dnetc -flush
" (to just send up all finished packets). Try to have one packet sent up before 8pm eastern time so that when the stats update (starts once a day, everyday at midnight UTC which is 8pm eastern) you will show up in the stats. Otherwise you'll have to wait another day.
Then after about 9pm eastern go here
and type in your email address in the text box under "Participant Stats".
Click the search button and it will find you. Go to the bottom of that page and click the "email me my password" button, check the email address you used to get your password (and write it down somewhere!)
Then go to the Team's stats page
and click the "I want to join this team!" link and enter your email address and password. You'll show up on the team stats after the next daily update.
-----Composed and posted by Liontaur
last modified: 2003-12-14 18:16:16