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miles March 15, 2008 10:38

Hi, I am running Ubuntu 7.1

I am running Ubuntu 7.10 32-bit (Vista dualboot) and have a ssh-related problem, which solution I haven't found browsing forum posts. I cannot ssh into my machine (hostname is machine47), i.e. the command 'ssh machine47' returns

"ssh: connect to host machine47 port 22: Connection refused"

Consequently, I guess, the script 'foamSystemCheck' fails, returning the following error message:

"Checking basic system...


Shell: bash

Host: machine47

OS: Linux version 2.6.22-14-generic

User: miles

Checking networking...


Ping_machine47 Successful

Ping_localHost: Successful

Test_rsh: Unsuccessful, connection refused*

Test_ssh: Unsuccessful, connection refused*

FATALERROR: No remote shell available.

FoamX requires passwordless

'ssh' and/or 'rsh' to the current host.

Contact your system administrator if you intend

to run FoamX."

I would be very thankful if somebody could help me back on track.

mer March 15, 2008 11:55

Hi Miles! Your problem is not
Hi Miles!
Your problem is not with OF but with the configuration of ssh.
The pub keys that you generate should be in the authorized_keys file. In this way you can ssh to your machine opr other machines on the network. For more details:* google for ssh.


miles March 15, 2008 16:36

Thanks Djemai. The command 'su
Thanks Djemai. The command 'sudo apt-get install ssh' solved the ssh configuration issue and OF installed fine.

olesen March 17, 2008 03:36

If you are working locally and
If you are working locally and not using FoamX you don't need rsh/ssh.

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