[Mauiusers] MAUI client requests rejected

Garrick Staples garrick at clusterresources.com
Tue Sep 5 17:07:25 MDT 2006

On Wed, Sep 06, 2006 at 09:06:42AM +1000, Gareth.Williams at csiro.au alleged:
> My understanding is as follows:
> When you configure maui there is an option --with-key=XXX
> If you use it, a 'key' is configured into the binaries and used as part
> of the client-command to server authentication.  If you don't specify
> it, a random key is used in the build.  As a result, if you want the
> client tools from one build to work with another build, you must specify
> the same key to configure.
> I'd happily be corrected if this is wrong or incomplete.
> Note. I presume you are using either the new clients with the old maui
> or old clients with a new maui.  The solution is 1) use the new clients
> with the new maui, and 2) in the future specify a particular key so that
> the problem will not recurr even if you use old clients.

I've this patch hanging around in my build sys for awhile to give
long-term consistent seeds.

And put this in your ~/.bash_profile:
export MAUI_BUILDSEED=xxxx
-------------- next part --------------
--- maui-3.2.6p14/configure.ac_orig	2005-07-11 12:53:33.000000000 -0700
+++ maui-3.2.6p14/configure.ac	2005-07-11 12:57:24.000000000 -0700
@@ -29,8 +29,13 @@
 # Handle Checksum seed
+if test "${MAUI_BUILDSEED+set}" = set; then
-  [  --with-key=SEED         security checksum key (defaults to a random integer)], SEED=$withval, SEED=$RANDOM)
+  [  --with-key=SEED         security checksum key (defaults to a random integer)], SEED=$withval)
 # Determine OPSYS

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