newbie, PVM setup

Andrew Shewmaker shewa at
Thu Feb 28 10:55:38 PST 2002


It may be that the pam configuration for rsh is preventing authentication.
The file is probably /etc/pam.d/rsh.  The following links should help you
understand if you need to change anything (even though the last two are
for RedHat they should still apply).

Andrew Shewmaker

Heger The Horrible wrote:

> Hiya,
> I am a newbie to setting up Beowulf's.
> Am doing one currently for my final year project at university.
> Anyway, I have installed SuSE 7.2 on 4 nodes, (P100's)., and have installed 
> pvm when I was doing the installation of SuSE.
> I can get the pvm>, so assume pvm is working correctly. I can conf, to see 
> the master node. What I cannot do however is add hostname. When I do, I get 
> this message (see below message)
> I have installed pvm on the slave nodes in the same way as I did for the 
> master, and can get pvm> on each of them.
> I have edited hosts.equiv, and hosts.allow for each of them.
> I'd be very grateful if anyone could help me. I am a newbie in Beowulf's as I 
> said before, so hopefully its something simple to you guys/girls.
> Many Thanks
> Jayne Heger
> pvm>add tiger
> add tiger
> 0 successful
>                     HOST     DTID
>                    tiger Can't start pvmd
> Auto-Diagnosing Failed Hosts...
> tiger...
> Verifying Local Path to "rsh"...
> Rsh found in /usr/bin/rsh - O.K.
> Testing Rsh/Rhosts Access to Host "tiger"...
> Rsh/Rhosts Access FAILED - "tiger: Connection refused"
> Make sure host tiger is up and connected to
> a network and check its DNS / IP address.
> Also verify that tabby is allowed
> rsh access on tiger
> Add this line to the $HOME/.rhosts on tiger:
> tabby jayne
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