Re: AFBACKUP problems
Ossama Othman <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I've been trying to get afbackup (the Debian package) working on my
> hamm system. Whenever I run the "afclient -q" command to see if the
> backup server is running properly I get the following:
> Error: cannot find address of host backuphost.
> My /etc/afbackup/client.config file has "localhost" as the backup
> server since I am running these tests on the local host. If I force
> afclient to use the localhost with "afclient -q -h localhost" I get
> some authentication error, although I can't seem to reproduce the
> error now. At one point I had to explicitly give it the cryptkey
> file with the "-k" flag. Now whenever I try "afclient -q -h
> localhost" I get the following:
> Error: Cannot get the greeting message from server.
> Q1: Why should I need to tell afclient what host to use if the
> client.config file tells it to use "localhost?" I checked
> /etc/hosts and there is a localhost entry (I'd be really surprised
> if there wasn't one).
> Q2: What would cause the authentication error? I wish that I could
> reproduce it, but I can't. :(
> Q3: What's with the "Cannot get the greeting message from server"
Check if you have the:
afbackup 2988/tcp # afbackup system
entry in your /etc/services file and the corresponding:
afbackup stream tcp nowait root /usr/sbin/afserver server /etc/afbackup/server.conf
line in /etc/inetd.conf.
IIRC, the services entry was missing on my system too (It was changed
from backup to afbackup with version 2.11.5-3 and it seems the author
forgot the change the entry for the services file.
If that is not the problem, I could send you my server.conf and
client.conf. I have a similiar (local) setup and afbackup works
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