Re: [vserver] Ubuntu 10.4.4, cron and upstart

From: Mike O'Connor <>
Date: Thu 15 Mar 2012 - 10:08:39 GMT
Message-ID: <>

Hi Herbert

I've checked a number of non guest Ubuntu installs and I can not find
any process which creates a socket like this. (using lsof) and there is
no process which I can see which looks like it could be the one which
would be used.

Does any one have any idea of the process which Ubuntu uses for this ?

It seems to me that it would be the init process, but that's running.


On 15/03/12 7:29 PM, Herbert Poetzl wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 10:25:45AM +1030, Mike O'Connor wrote:
>> Hi All
>> I've been trying to get a Ubuntu 10.4.4 running as a guest for
>> a while now and in general the wiki notes about upstart have
>> helped, but as seen below I still have an issue with CRON and
>> it not being able to connect to upstart.
>> root@support:~# service cron start
>> start: Unable to connect to Upstart: Failed to connect to socket
>> /com/ubuntu/upstart: Connection refused
> that sounds like either nothing is listening there or upstart
> is actively rejecting the connection
>> root@support:~#
>> We are running kernel 2.6.36 with patches vs2. and
>> util-vserver version 0.30.216-pre2925
> I'd suggest to update to a 3.x kernel and recent util-vserver
> mainly for security reasons (nothing specific)
>> Any ideas how I might fix this issue ?
> well, first, check that upstart is happily running inside the
> guest, otherwise you won't be able to contact it.
> assuming that is the case, I'd double check that you do not
> use the single ip special casing, and/or configure (that's
> probably a tricky thing to do :) upstart to allow connections
> from the single guest IP instead of
> HTH,
> Herbert
>> Thanks
>> Mike
Received on Thu Mar 15 10:08:57 2012

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