[Spread-users] Spread startup

Ian Eiloart iane at sussex.ac.uk
Tue Sep 26 11:51:20 EDT 2006

--On 26 September 2006 09:26:04 -0400 Theo Schlossnagle <jesus at omniti.com> 

> On Sep 26, 2006, at 6:14 AM, Ian Eiloart wrote:
>> I have spread configured with this segment only:
>> Spread_Segment {
>>        karpinski
>>        chip  
>>        lynndie
>>        sivits
>> }
>> I'm using wackamole, configured to share about 20 IP addresses in
>> virtual interfaces ("VIFs") between those four
>> machines. Sometimes, when I use wackatrl -l, I get output like this:
>> Owner:
>>        *     lo0:
>>         ->   lo0:
> Make sure that "ping `hostname`" on all your boxes pings the expected
> publicly accessible IP address. (85-88).  If not, set your hostname  and
> make sure you have an /etc/hosts entry that points that hostname  to the
> right IP.  That, to me, looks like a wackamole issue more than  a Spread
> issue.

Well, hostname is always set correctly by the time I can get to log in, 
it's set in /etc/hostconfig. The IP address is set by DHCP, so it's not in 

Perhaps that's an alternative solution, but I think Spread would ideally 
check that it has local access to one of the IP addresses in the 
spread_segment definition before starting. Does it not do that?

> // Theo Schlossnagle
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Ian Eiloart
IT Services, University of Sussex

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