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Old 2004-05-03, 15:57   #13
May 2004

32 Posts

I have turned debug on, and Xed the password out of the result...
$ ./mprime -d
Mersenne number primality test program version 23.5
Sending result to server for exponent 18080627
host =, port = 80
IP-addr =

Error in recv call: 104
ERROR: Primenet error 2252
The FAQ at may have more information.
Will try contacting server again in 60 minutes.
$ cat primenet.ini

# su root
# grep 104 /usr/include/asm/errno.h
#define ECONNRESET 104 /* Connection reset by peer */

# ping
PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=1 ttl=114 time=195 ms
64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=2 ttl=114 time=190 ms
64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=3 ttl=114 time=190 ms
64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=4 ttl=114 time=189 ms
64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=5 ttl=115 time=186 ms

--- ping statistics ---
5 packets transmitted, 5 received, 0% packet loss, time 4064ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 186.513/190.640/195.937/3.099 ms
# telnet 80
Connected to
Escape character is '^]'.
Connection closed by foreign host.

I had a chuckle when you said "The 23.8 sources are not available for download". I guess the source is now closed for some good reason... LIN for LEA maybe?
( ... We would not want to generate an illegal prime by mistake would we :-)

Re: improvements to the mprime source. I would love to make the software a rpm package, with an automatic cron job to restart mprime after system shutdowns. (maybe even a GUI/form for the text input challenged. )
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