View Full Version : All inetd backup clients fail with "Socket operation on non-socket"

April 14th, 2011, 12:52 AM
I'm getting a weird problem that's suddenly come up (none of us can think of a reason). All our clients which still use xinetd/inetd (instead of running Amanda just over ssh) have now started failing.

The output from amcheck is:

Amanda Backup Client Hosts Check
WARNING: acproc.hq.eso.org: selfcheck request failed: error sending REQ: send REQ to acproc.hq.eso.org failed: Socket operation on non-socket
Client check: 1 host checked in 0.011 seconds, 1 problem found

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The weird thing is if I run a packet sniff on the client machine (acproc in this example) I see no packets being sent or received from the backup server.

April 14th, 2011, 06:34 AM
Well I never got to the bottom of this, I just switched all my clients to using ssh auth and transport instead.