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From: Michael Stowe (stowem_at_ravenous.net)
Date: Fri 18 Oct 2002 - 06:39:08 BST


Thanks for the help. I have it working like a charm now. Only one other
wierd thing. I have ntsysv installed, and for some reason it's not marking
services I designate to start on "boot-up". Wondering if anyone has/can
replicate this problem with RH 8.0?

Michael Stowe
Systems Administrator
Alcatraz Media, LLC

----- Original Message ----- From: "Paul Sladen" <vserver_at_paul.sladen.org> To: "VServer Patch List" <vserver_at_solucorp.qc.ca> Sent: Thursday, October 17, 2002 12:50 PM Subject: Re: [vserver] FAQ location and question

> On Thu, 17 Oct 2002, Michael Stowe wrote: > > > I've tried to locate the mailing list archives > > The person who used to host the list archives has had to stop; we're in the > process of getting another archive setup with all the old messages in it. > > > My question is: Am I correct in assuming that a vserver can only > > esablish outgoing network connections and not have any incoming > > connections ( Like SSH. )? > > No. (The vservers wouldn't much use if that was the case! :-). > > By default programs (daemons/servers) normally bind to the IP ``'' > which means "all IP addresses" (including those IP addresses of vserver, > even if they haven't been started yet). Because the host server has access > to all the IP addresses in the system it will steal them before the vservers > have a chance to use them. > > So your copy of SSH in the host-server has started up and grabbed Port 22 > (the SSH port) on all the addresses in the system, meaning that when you > startup the vserver, the port is already taken on their IP address. > > You should edit `/etc/ssh/sshd_config' on the host server and add: > > ListenAddress ip.of.host.server > > Now when you restart SSH and then restart the vservers; the Port/IP will no > long be being stolen by the SSH daemon running in the host server. > > You will need to do this for all your services (Apache, Sendmail, etc) > running in the host server. (The easist is just to /not/ running anything > in the host-server except SSH; and then configure that as above). > > If you really want to run more services in the host-server, you should > investigate the `/etc/init.d/v_ssh' style scripts, which enable you run > services in the host server, but force them to only listen on the IP address > of the host server. If one doesn't exist your service, copy-and-paste one > of the existing examples. > > -Paul > -- > Nottingham, GB > > > >

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