No scheduler URLs found in master file - malware?

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Message 1994231 - Posted: 18 May 2019, 20:07:27 UTC


After a long period of being inactive, I decided to install boinc and re-join the seti@home project today.

I ran the following commands after installing boinc on my proxmox node:

boinccmd --join_acct_mgr MYUSERNAME MYPASSWORD
boinccmd --project_attach MYACCOUNTKEY

I checked the /var/log/boinc.log file and it kept reporting:

[] No scheduler URLs found in master file

I looked for a master_*.xml file in the /var/lib/boinc-client folder and checked its contents and I was surprised to find:

File: /var/lib/boinc-client/
File contents:
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"

<html xmlns="" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
  <meta name="generator" content=
  "HTML Tidy for Linux (vers 25 March 2009), see" />
  <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=us-ascii" />
  <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1, maximum-scale=1" />

  <link href="//" rel="stylesheet"
  type="text/css" media="screen" />
  <link href="//" rel="stylesheet"
  type="text/css" media="screen" />

  <div id="content">
    <iframe id="iframe" frameborder="0" src=
    ";pid=9PO755G95" name="iframe"></iframe>
  </div><script type="text/javascript">


Searching google for shows it to be a malware domain.

I was concerned about this and thought to check if anyone else is affected by this and if this is a security problem?

My system details:
Debian Stretch
boinc-client v7.6.33+dfsg-12

If anyone has advice on how I can get past the error above and join seti@home please reply here. Thanks.

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Message 1994342 - Posted: 19 May 2019, 17:52:45 UTC

Maybe you should write "berkeley" instead of berkley
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