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posted on Jan, 12 2004 @ 07:01 PM
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Here is how you make command line seti service.
for nt please replace windows with winnt or you can put it any place you want as long as you make the ajustments. I use the windows dir because I don't allow my users to view the contents.
First make a directory in c:\windows called setiathome

then download the command line client
alien.ssl.berkeley.edu...

Save it to c:\windows\setiathome\
go to the dir and run the program set it up

then close it
download
ftp.pointarrow.com...

extract the zip archive to C:\windows\setiathome\
open up a command prompt
type in cd c:\windows\setiathome
then
type in
INSTSRV SETI@home C:\windows\setiathome\SRVANY.EXE

now open up a text editor
copy this and paste it into the text editor save it as seti.reg
for XP
-start below-
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SETI@home\Parameters]
"AppDirectory"="C:\\windows\\setiathome\\"
"Application"="C:\\windows\\setiathome\\setiathome-3.08.i386-winnt-cmdline.exe"

-stop above-
For NT or win2k
-start below-
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SETI@home\Parameters]
"AppDirectory"="C:\\winnt\\setiathome\\"
"Application"="C:\\winnt\\setiathome\\setiathome-3.08.i386-winnt-cmdline.exe"

-stop above-
run seti.reg
goto services under control panel start it up your done


[Edited on 12-1-2004 by DiRtYDeViL]




posted on Jan, 12 2004 @ 07:11 PM
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oh yea to remove the service just
cd c:\windows\setiathome
INSTSRV SETI@home REMOVE



posted on Jan, 13 2004 @ 03:22 AM
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Hi DD!!

Many thanx for the detailed instructions on the command line version of SETI@home. Hopefully, it will encourage even *more* people to contribute to the scheme - and join the ATS SETI@home team too!!



posted on Jan, 16 2004 @ 07:57 PM
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or download www.nwscc.com...

good job on description



posted on Jan, 17 2004 @ 12:45 PM
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Have you heard about SETI's flaw? I read it would be easy to use the radio transmitions to reroute a virus back to the transmition base.



posted on Jan, 20 2004 @ 04:59 AM
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Originally posted by htown
Have you heard about SETI's flaw? I read it would be easy to use the radio transmitions to reroute a virus back to the transmition base.


Hi htown!!

Thanx for your warning. However, I *think* this might be a misinterpretation of news from the SETI@home website, as follows:

"Information regarding unauthorized installs of SETI@home

Last Updated: November 17, 2003

Over the past few weeks we've been getting reports from users who found unauthorized installations of SETI@home on their systems. It should be made clear that this is not due to a security flaw in SETI@home itself, but a flaw in your system that allows viruses to infiltrate and install our software. As well, this seems to be only a problem for people using Windows operating systems.

In one case, a user found a Windows command line client running under the name "cpuidle" in the directory:


D:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\CPUIDLE

There is a real program out there called "cpuidle" - this particular infection was running SETI@home under this same name to confuse the user into thinking it was the valid "cpuidle" and not a fake one.

Another user claimed that they got infected this way over an IRC channel.

In the past, known worms were distributed around the internet that infected systems, causing them to download SETI@home and execute it. For example, we already know about this one from back in 2001:

securityresponse.symantec.com...@mm.html

Unfortunately, at this time we don't know much about the worm/virus which may be doing this. If you have any clues, please pass them along to us. We'll update this web page as we gather more information.

Return to SETI@home Page
Copyright 2003 SETI@home "
(Article at setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu... )

So, perhaps that explains what you've heard htown? If not, *please* come back and advise us!


All I can say is that I've run SETI@home since July 2001 and haven't suffered any type of virus attack to my knowledge. I run an AVP, of course, which is updated automatically every day, and also "hide" behind a firewall - both hardarw and software driven.

So, I *hope* messages that "SETI@home" has a flaw, etc, don't dissuade you - or anybody else from running the program?


Thanx again htown!





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