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Omniback on Debian Woody

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Michael Watts
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Omniback on Debian Woody

Hi,

I am trying to add a Debian 3.0 system as an Omniback II 4.1 client. I am trying to installed it using the GUI insterface. When i click finish to make the installation happen I get these messages.

[Normal] Starting installation session on Thursday, 29 August 2002 3:30:38 PM...
[Normal] Getting list of clients for installation...
[Normal] Connecting to client 203.19.224.227...
[Normal] <203.19.224.227> Checking for response from system 203.19.224.227.
[Normal] <203.19.224.227> Invalid username or bad password (root)
[Critical] Setup has been aborted, exiting...

And the syslog on my Linux system has this put into it's syslog

Aug 29 15:13:14 pontiac in.telnetd[582]: connect from 192.169.0.11
Aug 29 15:13:14 pontiac telnetd[582]: ttloop: peer died: EOF
Aug 29 15:13:14 pontiac in.telnetd[583]: connect from 192.169.0.11
Aug 29 15:13:14 pontiac telnetd[583]: ttloop: peer died: EOF
Aug 29 15:13:14 pontiac in.telnetd[584]: connect from 192.168.0.11
Aug 29 15:13:14 pontiac telnetd[584]: ttloop: peer died: EOF
Aug 29 15:15:37 pontiac in.telnetd[591]: connect from 192.168.0.37

(192.169.0.11 is the installation server and 192.169.0.37 is the work station i am running the GUI from)

Telnet is open on port 5555.

Anyone able to help?
Thanks
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Stuart Browne
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Re: Omniback on Debian Woody

Given the error message "Invalid username or bad passsword (root)", followed by the latter messages... It seems as if the installatino routine is trying to telnet to the client machine, and log in directly as 'root'.

Most modern systems refuse to allow 'root' to log in directly via a pseudo TTY.

If you want to enable this temporarily, then you might want to just modify the pam settings to allow this (comment out the 'pam_securetty.so' line in the 'login' file).

Beyond that, I'm afraid I've not tried using OmniBack II..
One long-haired git at your service...
Michael Watts
Occasional Visitor

Re: Omniback on Debian Woody

Thanks for the reply, root is definately working for telnet. I opened a telnet session to port 5555 and logged in as root and it worked fine. But still I get the telnetd[584]: ttloop: peer died: EOF

The user and pass I enter when i'm asked is definately correct.
Michael Watts
Occasional Visitor

Re: Omniback on Debian Woody

Ok good news, I got Omniback II A.04.10 working on Debian 3.0 by using the local install method rather than remote install via the GUI. I did manage to find that most modern linux distros do not have some of the required services installed by default for remote install. These are rshd and rexecd. rshd comes with inetd but is often discluded from package (eg. deb, rpm) based installs. where u can get rexecd from is a mistery to me still. I havent tested but theory (and the manual) says it should all work once these two daemons are installed. Moral of the story.. RTFM (read the f@#$en manual)
Stuart Browne
Honored Contributor
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Re: Omniback on Debian Woody

In the RedHat world (rpm), rsh, rexec, and rlogin are provided by the 'rsh' package. In debian, they are provided by the package 'rsh-client' (http://packages.debian.org/stable/net/rsh-client.html).
One long-haired git at your service...
Michael Watts
Occasional Visitor

Re: Omniback on Debian Woody

Cool, thanks. You may wish to note that in order to get remote install to work you have to install the daemons for these services, not the clients. To do this in Woody install the rsh-server package.