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Bug 232492 - RFE: Feature request for ssh capabilities in fence_drac script
RFE: Feature request for ssh capabilities in fence_drac script
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: cman (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Jim Parsons
Cluster QE
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Depends On: 437166 438028
Blocks: 445926
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Reported: 2007-03-15 15:03 EDT by Charlie Wyse
Modified: 2009-04-16 18:34 EDT (History)
5 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-01-20 16:51:18 EST
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Add ssh capability (4.66 KB, patch)
2008-02-28 12:09 EST, Marek Grac
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External Trackers
Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2009:0189 normal SHIPPED_LIVE cman bug-fix and enhancement update 2009-01-20 11:05:55 EST

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Description Charlie Wyse 2007-03-15 15:03:31 EDT
The Dell DRAC 5.0 by defaults starts up with ssh enabled.  Currently the
fence_drac script uses telnet to connect and fence out a node.  Many secured
agencies do not like to use telnet for the obvious security risk of clear text
passwords traveling over the network.  I would like to request that this
funcionality be put into the script to make for a more secure fencing mechanism.
Comment 1 Kiersten (Kerri) Anderson 2007-04-23 12:48:21 EDT
Fixing Product Name.  Cluster Suite was merged into Red Hat Enterpise Linux for
5.0.  In addition dlm, fence and ccs were merged into the cman package, so
bugzilla should reflect package name where those utilities are located.
Comment 2 Kiersten (Kerri) Anderson 2007-05-03 13:25:01 EDT
ILO also has ssh support, so if we figure out how to do this one, then we can
solve that one as well.
Comment 4 Kiersten (Kerri) Anderson 2007-06-19 12:25:44 EDT
Moving to 5.2. 
Comment 5 Thomas Krieger 2007-10-05 03:45:19 EDT
I've the same problem which is very urgent for us. We can not go live because of
this problem.
Comment 6 Thomas Krieger 2007-10-08 01:57:03 EDT
The problem get's very serious for me because it is a show stopper. 
Telnet is not allowed in my environment and the fence_drac module does not allow
to configure the port to connect to.
Please provide a bugfix as soon as possible.
Comment 7 Jim Parsons 2007-10-08 14:28:16 EDT
This is in development.
Comment 8 Thomas Krieger 2007-10-09 01:27:21 EDT
(In reply to comment #7)
> This is in development.

Any idea when this will be shipped? A bugfix package would be appreciated.
Comment 9 Bret Silberman 2007-11-14 18:46:45 EST
In regards to the SSH DRAC commands, you can also enable telnet for the new

To enable, http to the DRAC card,
then go to System > Remote Access, 
then go Configuration at the top menu, 
then go Services on the menu below the top menu, 
then go Telnet and enable it.

Although this not a secure channel, it will enable the DRAC to work.
Comment 11 Marek Grac 2008-02-28 12:09:12 EST
Created attachment 296238 [details]
Add ssh capability

This patch adds a capability to connect to drac using ssh. It needs two perl
modules: Net::SSH::Perl and Math::Bigint::GMP. If you would like to use ssh
connection you have to specify it from command line '-x' or from stdin 'secure'
Comment 15 errata-xmlrpc 2009-01-20 16:51:18 EST
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on therefore solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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