[hobbit] Adding a host

Aiello, Steve (Corporate, consultant) steve.aiello at ge.com
Mon Aug 8 23:47:09 CEST 2005

> Give it a few minutes - hobbitd only loads the bb-hosts file 
> once in a while and needs to pick up this change first. (You can do 
> "killall -HUP hobbitd" to make it reload immediately).
> Then your client needs to send in a report, which also 
> happens at 5 minute intervals - check the timestamp on the 
> ~hobbit/client/tmp/msg.txt file.
That file is being updated.

> Checking for connectivity: From the client machine (your 
> firewall), try doing "telnet <your Hobbit server IP-address> 
> 1984" - if it says "Connected to <ip-address>" then the 
> connectivity is OK. If not, then you need to check firewall rules.
Connection is good.

> And do check that your client has the right configuration - 
> I've made the mistake myself of having BBDISP set wrongly in the 
> client config in ~hobbit/client/etc/hobbitclient.cfg ...
That is right too.

I even ran a network sniff on the Hobbit server, and see the firewall
talking to hobbit.

I am stumped. The firewall is a gentoo Linux system. Not sure what the
cause is.

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