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Message 3407 - Posted: 8 Jun 2006, 17:03:53 UTC

In the past few batches of workunits sent by BURP to my Windows machine at home, I see a directory C:\\Home\\D2r2\\Dd120\\Temp-blender, containing a single frame of an .avi, and C:\\Render, which is empty. From the paths, you\'ll see that neither is within the BOINC directories I expect. These directories seem to be left behind regardless of whether the w/us complete successfully or not, and it appears that Blender and BURP both shut down properly. Are these directories a bug or a feature? I\'m running BOINC5.2.13 and the latest automatic download of BURP. Thanks.
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Message 3409 - Posted: 8 Jun 2006, 17:08:33 UTC - in response to Message 3407.  

In the past few batches of workunits sent by BURP to my Windows machine at home, I see a directory C:\\Home\\D2r2\\Dd120\\Temp-blender, containing a single frame of an .avi, and C:\\Render, which is empty. From the paths, you\'ll see that neither is within the BOINC directories I expect. These directories seem to be left behind regardless of whether the w/us complete successfully or not, and it appears that Blender and BURP both shut down properly. Are these directories a bug or a feature? I\'m running BOINC5.2.13 and the latest automatic download of BURP. Thanks.

Bug obviously - was created with a recent malconfigured session.
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Message 3426 - Posted: 8 Jun 2006, 18:30:34 UTC - in response to Message 3409.  

In the past few batches of workunits sent by BURP to my Windows machine at home, I see a directory C:\\Home\\D2r2\\Dd120\\Temp-blender, containing a single frame of an .avi, and C:\\Render, which is empty. From the paths, you\'ll see that neither is within the BOINC directories I expect. These directories seem to be left behind regardless of whether the w/us complete successfully or not, and it appears that Blender and BURP both shut down properly. Are these directories a bug or a feature? I\'m running BOINC5.2.13 and the latest automatic download of BURP. Thanks.

Bug obviously - was created with a recent malconfigured session.

Is there a way to fix this within the BURP client, sandboxing any paths specified by the configuration? Otherwise, the ability for an arbitrary session to write files anywhere on my disk is a security hole, and one I don\'t want to leave open.
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Message 3439 - Posted: 8 Jun 2006, 20:30:55 UTC
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Yes, BURP will use sandboxing techniques and does so already when people follow the instructions given on the \"How to prepare your file\". However, 2 things remain to be sandboxed properly: AVI render (since it should be disabled altogether and is considered incorrect use) and scripts.
What created the directories recently was a session with output set to AVI (which was directly against the \"rules\" layed out in the preparation document). As mentioned elsewhere I\'d like to add tests for this at some point. However this will have to wait untill the new Blender version is ready for BURP.
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Message 3447 - Posted: 8 Jun 2006, 21:27:51 UTC

I found those two also. Render was on c:\\ and home was on d:\\. Now deleted by me.
Thanx Ben for pointing these out.
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Message 3743 - Posted: 14 Jun 2006, 16:40:07 UTC

I\'m still getting an empty directory called Render in my root directory. Can\'t say which session caused it.
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Message 3813 - Posted: 17 Jun 2006, 7:02:17 UTC

My render folder is back also. And I think I found another one that blender is creating called opt with subfolder queue which also has a subfolder called frames.
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Message 3815 - Posted: 17 Jun 2006, 7:45:00 UTC - in response to Message 3813.  

My render folder is back also. And I think I found another one that blender is creating called opt with subfolder queue which also has a subfolder called frames.

Just checked, and I have both, too.
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Message 3817 - Posted: 17 Jun 2006, 7:56:55 UTC

Ok, when the current sessions have finished I\'ll try to figure out where these directories are created since their paths should obviously be sandboxed.
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