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    Default Amanda Newbie looking for a mentor...

    I'm very new to Amanda. In fact all I've done is troubleshooting for the last 2 days. This forum seems very helpful and I'm hoping I can find someone to give me some guidance.
    This is my problem:

    I have installed Amanda on a OpenSuSE 11.2 (this is the Amanda server)
    192.168.170.240
    I want to backup a SuSE Enterprise Linux 10 SP2 (this is the Amanda client)
    192.168.170.15

    I'm receiving "connect to 192.168.170.15.10080 failed: Connection refused" messages.
    As you can see this is on a local subnet.

    If I disable the firewall on both systems I still receive the same message.

    Here is the contents of server /etc/xinetd.d/amanda:

    service amanda
    {
    socket_type = stream
    protocol = tcp
    wait = yes
    user = amanda
    group = amanda
    groups = yes
    server = /usr/lib/amanda/amandad
    disable = no
    server_args = -auth=bsdtcp amdump amindexd amidxtaped
    }
    service amandaidx
    {
    socket_type = stream
    protocol = tcp
    wait = no
    user = amanda
    group = amanda
    groups = yes
    server = /usr/lib/amanda/amindexd
    disable = no
    }
    service amidxtape
    {
    socket_type = stream
    protocol = tcp
    wait = no
    user = amanda
    group = amanda
    groups = yes
    server = /usr/lib/amanda/amidxtaped
    disable = no
    }

    Contents of cat /tmp/amanda/server/daily/amcheck*last_file_in_logs*

    1276543699.764132: amcheck-clients: connect_port: Try port 585: available - Success
    1276543699.764488: amcheck-clients: connect_portrange: Connect from 0.0.0.0.585 failed: Connection refused
    1276543699.764524: amcheck-clients: connect_portrange: connect to 192.168.170.15.10080 failed: Connection refused
    1276543699.764577: amcheck-clients: stream_client: Could not bind to port in range 512-1023.
    1276543699.764633: amcheck-clients: security_seterror(handle=0xb7762800, driver=0xb7699ce0 (BSDTCP) error=Connection refused)
    1276543699.764665: amcheck-clients: security_close(handle=0xb7762800, driver=0xb7699ce0 (BSDTCP))
    1276543699.764687: amcheck-clients: security_stream_close(0xb7767fa0)

    What am I doing wrong?

    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by Tritonsmoon; June 15th, 2010 at 11:53 AM.

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    Which version(s) of Amanda did you install?

    First off, I take it you can ping each machine from the other. If not, you have a problem that isn't amanda.

    Second, did you restart xinetd after you added those files to its configuration?

    (Sorry if those two are obvious; I find it's easy to miss the obvious. :-)

    Did you install from Zmanda packages? In that case the user is "amandabackup", not "amanda".

    Do you see anything in your system logs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Curley View Post
    Which version(s) of Amanda did you install?

    First off, I take it you can ping each machine from the other. If not, you have a problem that isn't amanda.

    Second, did you restart xinetd after you added those files to its configuration?

    (Sorry if those two are obvious; I find it's easy to miss the obvious. :-)

    Did you install from Zmanda packages? In that case the user is "amandabackup", not "amanda".

    Do you see anything in your system logs?

    I realized I posted in the wrong installation forum, sorry.
    Version 2.6.1p1
    I can ping to and from both systems, yes.
    I have seen the "restart xinetd" solution a couple times, I did restart xinetd.

    I did NOT install the Zmanda package

    Anything related to amanda in the system logs say this:
    bind failed (Address already in use (errno = 98)). service = amandaidx
    localhost xinetd[20793]: Service amandaidx failed to start and is deactivated.

    Is there something else I can check?

    I receive this error when I run amcheck daily as the amanda user:
    selfcheck request failed: Connection refused
    Client check: 1 host checked in 10.478 seconds. 1 problem found.

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    It really seems like with all the "quick start" documentation for openSuSE and SuSE Enterprise that there would be a solution for this.

    Does anyone else know what I can check?

    Please?

    I'll give you whatever information I can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tritonsmoon View Post
    1276543699.764132: amcheck-clients: connect_port: Try port 585: available - Success
    1276543699.764488: amcheck-clients: connect_portrange: Connect from 0.0.0.0.585 failed: Connection refused
    1276543699.764524: amcheck-clients: connect_portrange: connect to 192.168.170.15.10080 failed: Connection refused
    1276543699.764577: amcheck-clients: stream_client: Could not bind to port in range 512-1023.
    1276543699.764633: amcheck-clients: security_seterror(handle=0xb7762800, driver=0xb7699ce0 (BSDTCP) error=Connection refused)
    1276543699.764665: amcheck-clients: security_close(handle=0xb7762800, driver=0xb7699ce0 (BSDTCP))
    1276543699.764687: amcheck-clients: security_stream_close(0xb7767fa0)
    I see a few things in here I'd check out. Port 585, like all ports below 1024, is reserved for root. Non-root users should not be able to use them (unless they run setUID, which has its own problems). Also, it looks like Amanda is trying to start from an interface with an IP address of 0.0.0.0, which sounds unlikely to me. Tou may need to configure an interface for Amanda to use. See the INTERFACE SECTION of "man amanda.conf".

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    Thank you for the suggestions Charles. I'm much closer to resolving my issues.

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