This is similar to the problem covered in [url]http://forums.zmanda.com/showthread.php?t=456[/url] but I'm not seeing the same errors.

I am setting up Amanda to backup a server that is remote from me across the internet. I am trying to get it to authenticate using ssh. I've followed the various guides to get this working but I get the following when I run "amcheck -c intra" on the amanda server

Amanda Backup Client Hosts Check
--------------------------------
WARNING: : selfcheck request failed: EOF on read from Client check: 1 host checked in 29.947 seconds. 1 problem found.

(brought to you by Amanda 2.6.1p2)
I've checked that ssh is working properly and I can see no problems there. When amcheck runs, I can see amandad running on the client

758 ? Ss 0:00 /usr/lib64/amanda/amandad -auth=ssh amdump amindexd amidxtaped
No selfcheck logs are created, but there are amandad log files. The latest contains the following:

Code:
amandad: debug 1 pid 758 ruid 33 euid 33: start at Thu Jul 22 19:53:35 2010
amandad: version 2.5.0p2
amandad: build: VERSION="Amanda-2.5.0p2"
amandad:        BUILT_DATE="Thu Sep 3 16:14:58 EDT 2009"
amandad:        BUILT_MACH="Linux builder10.centos.org 2.6.18-53.el5 #1 SMP Mon Nov 12 02:14:55 EST 2007 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux"
amandad:        CC="gcc"
amandad:        CONFIGURE_COMMAND="'./configure' '--build=x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu' '--host=x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu' '--target=x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu' '--program-prefix=' '--prefix=/usr' '--exec-prefix=/usr' '--bindir=/usr/bin' '--sbindir=/usr/sbin' '--sysconfdir=/etc' '--datadir=/usr/share' '--includedir=/usr/include' '--libdir=/usr/lib64' '--libexecdir=/usr/lib64/amanda' '--localstatedir=/var/lib' '--sharedstatedir=/usr/com' '--mandir=/usr/share/man' '--infodir=/usr/share/info' '--enable-shared' '--disable-static' '--disable-dependency-tracking' '--with-index-server=amandahost' '--with-tape-server=amandahost' '--with-config=DailySet1' '--with-gnutar-listdir=/var/lib/amanda/gnutar-lists' '--with-smbclient=/usr/bin/smbclient' '--with-dumperdir=/usr/lib64/amanda/dumperdir' '--with-amandahosts' '--with-user=amanda' '--with-group=disk' '--with-tmpdir=/var/log/amanda' '--with-gnutar=/bin/tar' '--with-ssh-security'"
amandad: paths: bindir="/usr/bin" sbindir="/usr/sbin"
amandad:        libexecdir="/usr/lib64/amanda" mandir="/usr/share/man"
amandad:        AMANDA_TMPDIR="/var/log/amanda"
amandad:        AMANDA_DBGDIR="/var/log/amanda" CONFIG_DIR="/etc/amanda"
amandad:        DEV_PREFIX="/dev/" RDEV_PREFIX="/dev/r"
amandad:        DUMP="/sbin/dump" RESTORE="/sbin/restore" VDUMP=UNDEF
amandad:        VRESTORE=UNDEF XFSDUMP=UNDEF XFSRESTORE=UNDEF VXDUMP=UNDEF
amandad:        VXRESTORE=UNDEF SAMBA_CLIENT="/usr/bin/smbclient"
amandad:        GNUTAR="/bin/tar" COMPRESS_PATH="/bin/gzip"
amandad:        UNCOMPRESS_PATH="/bin/gzip" LPRCMD="/usr/bin/lpr"
amandad:        MAILER="/usr/bin/Mail"
amandad:        listed_incr_dir="/var/lib/amanda/gnutar-lists"
amandad: defs:  DEFAULT_SERVER="amandahost" DEFAULT_CONFIG="DailySet1"
amandad:        DEFAULT_TAPE_SERVER="amandahost"
amandad:        DEFAULT_TAPE_DEVICE="null:" HAVE_MMAP HAVE_SYSVSHM
amandad:        LOCKING=POSIX_FCNTL SETPGRP_VOID DEBUG_CODE
amandad:        AMANDA_DEBUG_DAYS=4 BSD_SECURITY RSH_SECURITY USE_AMANDAHOSTS
amandad:        CLIENT_LOGIN="amanda" FORCE_USERID HAVE_GZIP
amandad:        COMPRESS_SUFFIX=".gz" COMPRESS_FAST_OPT="--fast"
amandad:        COMPRESS_BEST_OPT="--best" UNCOMPRESS_OPT="-dc"
amandad: time 0.060: accept recv REQ pkt:
<<<<<
SERVICE noop
OPTIONS features=ffffffff9ffeffffffff7f;
>>>>>
amandad: time 0.060: creating new service: /usr/lib64/amanda/noop
OPTIONS features=ffffffff9ffeffffffff7f;

amandad: time 0.061: sending ACK pkt:
<<<<<
>>>>>
amandad: time 0.062: sending REP pkt:
<<<<<
OPTIONS features=fffffeff9ffeffff07;
>>>>>
amandad: time 0.173: received ACK pkt:
<<<<<
>>>>>
amandad: time 30.171: pid 758 finish time Thu Jul 22 19:54:05 2010