[torqueusers] Configuring Torque for local-only use on Mac OS X

Kevin Murphy murphy at genome.chop.edu
Wed Jun 11 11:20:09 MDT 2008

Jim Prewett wrote:
> What happens when you 'ping localhost' ?
> Do you have an entry for localhost in /etc/hosts?  Personally, I would 
> make sure that I had an entry for my hostname in /etc/hosts and use that 
> hostname as the server hostname.
Yes, ping of localhost works always, as you would expect, and yes, it's 
in /etc/hosts.  The laptop likes to assume different hostnames depending 
on what network it's connected to, which is why I tried the localhost 
approach as mentioned in an old thread on this mailing list ....  I also 
tried setting the hostname  in /etc/hostname to a non-special name, e.g. 
'kevinland' (also mapped to in /etc/hosts), but I get the same 
results.  I notice that the mom is able to proactively send status to 
the pbs_server, which it does periodically, but the pbs_server isn't 
able to contact the mom.  Thus the status of the node bounces back and 
forth between 'free' and 'down'.


> On Wed, 11 Jun 2008, Kevin Murphy wrote:
>> I'm hoping to learn about some of the Torque (2.3.0) features locally on my
>> Mac OS X Leopard (10.5.3) laptop, but I haven't been able to get a test job to
>> actually run.  Before running pbs_server, pbs_mom, and pbs_sched, I run 'sudo
>> hostname localhost' (otherwise, I can't even start these processes).  I am a
>> Torque newbie but have been doing my best with the manual and wiki.  The
>> fundamental problem seems to be that pbs_server is unable to contact node
>> 'localhost'.

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