[Spread-users] spread & wackamole

Ian Eiloart iane at sussex.ac.uk
Mon Jul 10 09:39:49 EDT 2006

--On 10 July 2006 13:51:21 +0100 John Laide <johnl at midentity.com> wrote:

> hi,
> i was wondering if anyone has come across the same problem as me.
> i have spread (3.17.3) and wackamole (2.0.0) running on two Redhat ES 4
> servers (with 3 nics each).

wackamole 2.1.11 exists, so it could be worthwhile upgrading.

2.1.12 is in CVS and seems stable. It has some fixes for the perl 

What do your config files look like? Are they identical to each other?

> spread & wackamole both start up fine and the first server to start
> wackamole will grab both virtual ips and
> however when i start wackamole on the second redhat server it starts ok
> but it does not pick up one of the virtual ips from the first server.
> i have two other servers running Redhat ES 3 (but only 1 nic each) and
> spread/wackamole behaves as it should. start wackamole on the first server
> and it grabs both virtual ips, start wackamole on the second server and it
> takes one of the virtual ips from the first server.
> therefore, i think the issue is most likely due to the fact that the ES 4
> servers have more than 1 nic each but i dont see why it should be
> preventing wackamole from picking up a virtual ip. spread looks to be
> communicating correctly between the two servers.  i can start both of the
> servers with a wackamole conf that specifies a specific single virtual ip
> and both servers will be assigned their relevant virtual ip.  i am using
> this as a temporary fix while i try to figure out why wackamole is not
> picking up an ip.
> any help would be much appreciated.
> thanks
> john
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Ian Eiloart
IT Services, University of Sussex

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