Linux server: v2.5.27 upgraded, from v2.5.26, from v2.5.25, from v2.4.15
Windows clients: v2.5.21 upgraded from v2.5.19, from v2.4.11
I’ve noticed lot’s (most) of my clients are forgetting the “client name” we original setup and reverting to the actual computer’s name instead. This is causing them to become disconnected from the server (almost all are internet clients, not local). I’ve had a few change the “Computer name:” from the client settings back to the original client name we gave them, but some clients still revert back to a blank and the client starts using the actual computer’s name instead of the client name again (thus disconnects from the server and shows errors like below).
In /var/log/auth.log I see lines like this:
Client authentication failure for “computer-name-A” from xx.xx.xx.xx
Client authentication failure for “computer-name-B” from xx.xx.xx.xx
Client authentication failure for “computer-name-C” from xx.xx.xx.xx
Client authentication failure for “computer-name-D” from xx.xx.xx.xx
I’ve been using UrBackup for several years, and usually just just the user’s firstname.lastname when adding a new backup via the “Add new client” setup. And downloading the windows exe file.
I guess my questions are these:
- Has anyone else noticed this issue?
- Should I only use the actual computer name for the backup clients going forward?
- Any advice on how to I fix this for 100’s of clients without manually touching each one?