First a little background info for those who do not know BOINC. (I will come to my problem after that, this is not an advertisement )
BOINC is the new client (in fact a client manager) for projects like SETI@Home.
Projects to use your idle CPU-Time for calculations like climate prediction, a cure for cancer, extraterrestrial life, maths problems, you name it.
In the past it was a pain to manage more than one of those clients, so BOINC was developed to devide your CPU-Time between those you are registered with/working at according to your settings.
What BOINC does is:
Execute and terminate clients.
Download new versions of those clients (and workunits)
Send the results.
Now the question/problem:
The Network connections are no problem, simple firewall stuff. However, defense+ is complaining about BOINC creating new files and about the specific clients.
My first action was to add the complete BOINC folder to the trusted apps.
I wasn’t sure if that would keep track of future changes and no, it didn’t.
My next action was to set the BOINC client as “installer/updater” and so far this did the trick.
My real question is: Was that the correct action or “over the top”? I am not operating it in installation mode btw. CFP3 is running in uhmm “Train with Safe mode”.
While I am at it, is “Train with Safe mode” intended to be the standard mode or should I switch to a different one after some time?
Thanks in advance and great work on this nice new “toy”, I didn’t encounter any real problem so far (lucky me it seems lol) and I only need to get used to all the new features.