[hobbit] purple clients problem

Henrik Stoerner henrik at hswn.dk
Thu Jan 12 14:40:02 CET 2006

On Thu, Jan 12, 2006 at 02:08:32PM +0100, Longina Przybyszewska wrote:
> >Please try setting BBGHOSTS to "2" in hobbitserver.cfg. Restart Hobbit,
> >and after 10 minutes check the "hobbitd" column on the Hobbit server.
> >Are there any hosts listed there ?
> Yes, all my missig clients are listed as ghost + 2 clients which are 
> at both places (as ghosts and showing green dimonds)+ 1 client that just 
> turned to purple.
> in ghosts file IP numbers are translated to nonqualified names - if 
> compared with bb-hosts:
> in bb-hosts:
> ----
>   sieglinde.imada.sdu.dk
>   zaira.imada.sdu.dk
> ----
> in ghosts:
> reported host sieglinde
> reported host zaira
> -----

The hostname you see in the "ghosts" list is the hostname the the
clients use when they report data. This *must* match the one found
in the bb-hosts file, or Hobbit will simply discard the client message
because it doesn't know which host it belongs to.

So you can either change your clients to use the "--hostname" option 
(e.g. use "--hostname=sieglinde.imada.sdu.dk" when calling
runclient.sh), or add "CLIENT:sieglinde" to the entries in the 
bb-hosts file.


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