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Old 2018-05-31, 14:54   #1
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I ran into a little trouble with another user because of the way Prime95 communicates with PrimeNet.

I grabbed a number for a triple check and started it using Advanced>Test. The test started immediately. But, Prime95 waited for over an hour before communicating with PrimeNet. Another user also started the TC and got the assignment register before I did (about 10 minutes after I started mine.)

Shouldn't starting a test immediately using Advanced>Test also trigger a check-in with PrimeNet?
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Old 2018-06-04, 00:48   #2
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I ran into a little trouble with another user because of the way Prime95 communicates with PrimeNet.

I grabbed a number for a triple check and started it using Advanced>Test. The test started immediately. But, Prime95 waited for over an hour before communicating with PrimeNet. Another user also started the TC and got the assignment register before I did (about 10 minutes after I started mine.)

Shouldn't starting a test immediately using Advanced>Test also trigger a check-in with PrimeNet?
It does seem that even an Options change can trigger server contact. However, when I was doing manual-sourced LL on GPU, I generally forced a full P95, "Send expected..." contact immediately, before committing it to the food chain.
EDIT: That is, if the assignment is manually added, or put in a "worktodo.add" file, the program may not be stimulated to call home to the server at once. Advanced>Manual Communication will prevent any conflict in assignments, by confirming with the server and obtaining a key.

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Old 2018-06-04, 03:47   #3
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I generally forced a full P95, "Send expected..." contact immediately, before committing it to the food chain.
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Advanced>Manual Communication will prevent any conflict in assignments, by confirming with the server and obtaining a key.
"Send expected..." works if there are no results in the queue. "Contact now.." does not seem to cause it to check in the new assignment.
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Old 2018-06-04, 04:12   #4
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"Send expected..." works if there are no results in the queue. "Contact now.." does not seem to cause it to check in the new assignment.
Go hardcore... Exit Prime95/mprime. Edit local.txt; delete the "LastEndDatesSent=" line. Launch Prime95/mprime.

Problem solved.
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I just figured that if one is using PrimeNet (as opposed to "Just testing"), when adding a number to test via the interface, that should trigger a communication with the server, That way the user can get feedback right away. If the number has a known factor or is already assigned, that should be communicated back forthwith.
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Old 2018-06-04, 16:52   #6
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Go hardcore... Exit Prime95/mprime. Edit local.txt; delete the "LastEndDatesSent=" line. Launch Prime95/mprime.

Problem solved.
That's what I always do when adding new exponents.
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