One of my computers just sat there, chugging away at units and attempting to send them every 30 minutes.
Every time it would attempt to send, my network would blow apart. Latencies into the 5 second range. (not milliseconds - seconds!)
It could fetch units and work on them, but the destination servers always were down.
I had so many work units stacked up, the oldest ones were being deleted to make room for new results.
After getting new routers and a new internet service, no improvement.
Turns out that a new patch to Internet Explorer closed all high-numbered outgoing ports. Since the [email protected]
collection servers use port 8080, they were blocked.
Simple fix - when the [email protected]
program says "Use internet explorer settings?" you say no (or hell no) (or what were you thinking, of course no)
/cry, to think of those months of lost packets