[K12OSN] More oddities with K12LTSP 6.0 rc2
eharrison at mail.mesd.k12.or.us
Sun Dec 24 08:11:51 UTC 2006
Peter Deakin wrote:
> I have done a standard install ltsp 6 rc2, setting host name to LTSP-2
> using 192.168.0.254
> setting DNS and default gateway. on first boot sendmail took about 2 min
> to start and smclient about a 1 min.
> everything seem OK workstations booted up and I was able to log on with
> the one account I had created.
> Investigating sendmail I noted that the /etc/hosts had some strange
> entries at the beginning something like:
> ...8 loclhost.localdomain, this was repeated. There was no 127.0.0.1 and
> LTSP-2 had an IP of 208.67.(can't remember the rest, think it ended in
> 40)-this was similar to the DNS serevers(22.214.171.124) that I entered
> at install.
> I edited hosts file as below
> 127.0.0.1 LTSP-2 localhost.localdomain localhost
> 192.168.0.1 ws001.ltsp ws001
> 192.168.0.2 ws002.ltsp ws002
> etc to
> 192.168.0.253 ws253.ltsp ws253
> 192.168.0.254 server.ltsp server
> rebooted the server and sendmail loaded without any problems
> but now when I try to log on with a user the home folder can't be found.
> I ran ltspadmin and it reported that
> were not configured
> checking the files they all seemed ok, but I ran the configuration
> anyway which double entered everything in those files, but ltspadmin was
> happy. Rebooted the server some complaints about the double entries in
> exports, and still no home folders.
> I have edited out the double entries and now ltspadmin is again
> reporting that those files are not configured. I have not tried it again
> since as I am now at home. I guess it may be just one of those odd
> installation glitches, or may be that odd IP address has got in some
> config file and editing it out of hosts has screwed things up? As there
> is no data on there yet I may just do a reinstall, but if anyone can
> shed any light as to what may have gone wrong or has an easy fix?
> Peter Deakin
My guess is that you selected IPv6 ("....8 localhost.localdomain" looks
a lot like a IPv6 loopback address). I can envision all sorts of weird
things happing if you have half your config files with a IPv4 address
and the other half with a IPv6 address.
If you do a reinstall, make sure not to select that you use IPv6.
If this were my system, I'd run "System -> Administration -> Network"
and make sure that each interface is configured properly (i.e. "Enable
IPv6..." is not checked if you don't use IPv6, the correct
IP/Netmask/Gateway are set on your static IP addresses, etc, etc).
I'd then check that /etc/fstab, /etc/hosts, /etc/exports,
/etc/resolv.conf & /etc/dhcpd-k12ltsp.conf are all correct.
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