Problems connecting to majorana using ssh?

You’re getting a “Too many authentication failures” error while connecting to majorana? This is because your SSH client has too many authentication types allowed (SSH v1, v2, GSS, etc.), which it’s all trying to use while logging in. Problem is that majorana allows only 2 tries…

Fix the problem by limiting SSH client options. Edit the file /etc/ssh/ssh_config and comment out the following lines.

# GSSAPIAuthentication yes
# GSSAPIDelegateCredentials no

Nobody needs that stuid GSSAPI anyways.

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New Software installed

I installed new software on the cluster:

  • pvm-3.4.4-21
  • freeimage-3.10.0-3.42
  • freeimage-devel-3.10.0-3.42
  • mpfr-2.3.0-1
  • mpfr-devel-2.3.0-1
  • gmp-4.2.2-4
  • gmp-devel-4.2.2-4

This should accommodate most of the optimization people and allows the new version of the swarmanoid simulator to be executed on the cluster.

Please note that there is a installed software page which list all packages installed on the clusters nodes.

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