Feature request: Disable faimond

Thomas Lange lange at informatik.uni-koeln.de
Thu Jun 2 21:46:12 CEST 2005

>>>>> On Thu, 2 Jun 2005 21:23:39 +0200, Michael Tautschnig <michael.tautschnig at zt-consulting.com> said:

    > Hello!
    > I'm having the following problem: fai tries to connect to faimond (in
    > task_confdir) on $monserver, which is set to $SERVER due to

    >     # check if monitor server is available
    >     [ -z "$monserver" ] && monserver=$SERVER

By default the install server is also the DHCP server. So in this case
you do net need to set monserver, and the install server will be used
for receiving the messages from the clients. IMHO you environment is
more complicated and not the default

    > - I'm using multiple DHCP-servers, so it tries to connect to the one, who
    >   responded first and
In this case, just set the variable monserver (in fai.conf inside the

    > - I have iptables DROP-rules on all servers and thus the following connection
    >   attempt using netcat takes a long long time (until it times out).
Normally if the server does not accept connections on port 4711, the
install client detects this very quickly. MAybe your DROP rule causes
the long timeout.

regards Thomas

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