# # Setiathome
APLawrence.com -  Resources for Unix and Linux Systems, Bloggers and the self-employed

I've removed advertising from most of this site and will eventually clean up the few pages where it remains.

While not terribly expensive to maintain, this does cost me something. If I don't get enough donations to cover that expense, I will be shutting the site down in early 2020.

If you found something useful today, please consider a small donation.

Some material is very old and may be incorrect today

© November 2003 Tony Lawrence


I don't know why I never got around to this before now.

I've known about Seti for years, but for some reason I never bothered to participate.

To participate, you just download a client from Seti downloads

After downloading and installing, if it's not a screensaver version, start it up with a script like:

cd /yoursetiinstalldir
while true
./setiathome > myseti.out
sleep 21600

If that script is called "seti", start it with "nohup seti &".

You'll be asked for your email address and other preferences. Once you have that, it begins collecting and processing data. If you want, you can join a group

If you found something useful today, please consider a small donation.

Got something to add? Send me email.

(OLDER)    <- More Stuff -> (NEWER)    (NEWEST)   

Printer Friendly Version

-> Setiathome

Inexpensive and informative Apple related e-books:

Take Control of Numbers

Take Control of Automating Your Mac

Take Control of Apple Mail, Third Edition

Take Control of Upgrading to El Capitan

Take Control of OS X Server

More Articles by © Tony Lawrence

I joined the pcunix.com seti group. I have been a seti user for over 4 years, and I have the client running on a HP-UX box, that I have for development. At the time of this writing, I have 366 results so far. Here is a link to the pcunix.com seti group members: http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/stats/team/team_177590.html

- Bruce Garlock

Hey, we're almost to 1000!. I've been doing seti off and on for a few years on as many as 4 systems, some dual processors. What better use for an old Proliant 1500 with dual processors acting as a router/print server? I figured I might as well make those old processors do something.

- John 'Hemo' Hiemenz

Printer Friendly Version

Have you tried Searching this site?

This is a Unix/Linux resource website. It contains technical articles about Unix, Linux and general computing related subjects, opinion, news, help files, how-to's, tutorials and more.

Contact us

Printer Friendly Version

Always do right. This will gratify some people, and astonish the rest. (Mark Twain)

Linux posts

Troubleshooting posts

This post tagged:


Unix/Linux Consultants

Skills Tests

Unix/Linux Book Reviews

My Unix/Linux Troubleshooting Book

This site runs on Linode