Bugzilla – Bug 7111
Error initializing Globus Usage Metrics when hostname is wrong
Last modified: 2010-12-23 16:58:19
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I changed the hostname on my server before the DNS propagated, and when trying
to sign-in I got this on the client:
ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host
and in /var/log/auth.log on the server:
fatal: Error initializing Globus Usage Metrics
and I was unable to login. If I had not kept an ssh session open I would have
been locked out of my server.
As soon as DNS propagation finished, verified by using dig on the server, I was
able to sign-in again with a new connection.
This could be an issue with vanilla ssh, but the error message makes it seem
like the cause is a failure in globus usage metrics, which should obviously not
be fatal and prevent sign-in. If it really is not a gsissh specific issue, the
"fatal" in the log message is very misleading.
Committed fixes to both GSI-OpenSSH and MyProxy so any errors encountered with
regard to Usage Stats are NON-fatal.