boinc - The BOINC core client program.
The BOINC "core client", boinc, is the heart of BOINC. It controls
which project applications are run on your computer, downloading
"Workunits" and uploading the "Result" files from completed tasks.
boinc is usually run in the background, ideally as a daemon. It can
then be controlled either by a graphical tool called the BOINC Manager,
boincmgr(1), or a command-line tool called boinccmd(1), by means of
Remote Proceedure Calls (RPCs) over port 31416.
The BOINC core client can be controlled by command-line options,
configuration files, and environment variables. Standard usage is
simply to start the client running in the background.
These command-line options for boinc can be used to control how BOINC
is started. Once the client has started, you should use a separate
program, (boincmgr(1) or boinccmd(1)) which communicates with it by
means of Remote Proceedure Calls (RPCs).
--help show options
show version info
exit when there are no results
show attached projects
detach from a project
reset (clear) a project
--attach_project URL key
attach to a project
contact a project to update preferences
run the CPU benchmarks
for idle detection, check remote logins too
allow remote GUI RPC connections
port for GUI RPCs
redirect stdout and stderr to log files
use given dir as BOINC home
Omits creation of a socket as required for the remote control of
the client. Consequently the client cannot be controlled by
external tools like GUIs (boincmgr etc.) or the console command
run as daemon
exit right before starting a job
exit right after finishing a job
disable app sandboxing
core client was launched by Manager
set by updater
ACCESS CONTROL FOR GUI RPC
By default the core client accepts GUI RPC connections only from
programs on the same host, which means that any user on this host can
control the core client.
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April 06, 2008 boinc(1)