[Spread-users] SP_error: (-1) Illegal spread was provided

Rodrick Brown rodrick.brown at gmail.com
Tue Apr 1 17:44:42 EDT 2008

I have an internal network dedicated for spread daemon communication,
and another management network used to access my servers and run
management services from.

This management server will listen on the two interfaces which should
allow me to use the spuser utility from a remote network. I want to be
able to monitor group membership and associated infromation from my
local LAN which can only access the spread servers via the management

However when trying to use spuser from the remote network I get the
following error:

[rbrown at console tmp ]> ./spuser -r -s -p 4803
Spread library version is 4.0.1
SP_error: (-1) Illegal spread was provided


I ran tcpdump on the management server host and spuser never makes an
attempt to connect. I'm 100% sure this spuser was compiled from the
same spread daemon sources.
If someone can help me out this would be greatly appreciated thanks.

Here is my spread.conf which is pretty simple.

EventLogFile = /var/log/spread/spreadEvents.log
EventTimeStamp = "[%a %d %b %Y %H:%M:%S]"
SocketPortReuse = AUTO
RuntimeDir = /var/run/spread
DaemonUser = spread
DaemonGroup = spread
Spread_Segment {
        server1-eth1 { D C }
        server2-eth1 { D C }
        server-manager-eth1 { D C C }

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