[Orca-users] Scp processes not dying (Orca installation)

Ayotunde Itayemi aitayemi at vmobile-nigeria.com
Fri Jan 13 04:30:11 PST 2006

Good day All,

Orca is a great tool!
I have one little problem (which may become critical soon!) though.

The SCP sessions for copying the files from the clients to the server
Are not dying after they are through.
I have 113 of the scp processes still running on a system on which I
started Orca about 13 hours ago.
40 scp processes on another system which has been running for about 5

My Platform is:
Solaris 9 SPARC
Perl 5.8.7 (sunfreeware)
Gcc 3.4.2 (compiling the perl modules in Orca) SE toolkit 3.3
(RICHPse-3.3.tar.gz) orca-0.27b3.tar.gz

My crontab entry is on the clients:
0,5,10,15,20,25,30,35,40,45,50,55 * * * * /usr/bin/scp -r

Sample ps -ef | grep scp from one of the clients is:
root at tstdev2 # ps -ef | grep scp | more
    root 11917     1  0 23:55:01 ?        0:00 /usr/bin/ssh -x
-oFallBackToRsh n
o vnl-evddb01 scp -r -t /usr/local/var/orca/or
    root 13934     1  0 01:05:01 ?        0:00 /usr/bin/ssh -x
-oFallBackToRsh n
o vnl-evddb01 scp -r -t /usr/local/var/orca/or
    root 13448     1  0 00:35:00 ?        0:00 /usr/bin/ssh -x
-oFallBackToRsh n
o vnl-evddb01 scp -r -t /usr/local/var/orca/or
    root 13370     1  0 00:30:01 ?        0:00 /usr/bin/ssh -x
-oFallBackToRsh n
o vnl-evddb01 scp -r -t /usr/local/var/orca/or
    root 12819     1  0 00:05:01 ?        0:00 /usr/bin/ssh -x
-oFallBackToRsh n
o vnl-evddb01 scp -r -t /usr/local/var/orca/or
    root 11649     1  0 23:40:01 ?        0:00 /usr/bin/ssh -x
-oFallBackToRsh n
---cut -------------

root at tstdev2 # ssh -V
SSH Version Sun_SSH_1.0.1, protocol versions 1.5/2.0.

For the password-less install, I generated the key files on the client
using ssh-keygen 
and copied the content of the id_rsa.pub file over to the
authorized_keys File on the server.

My install steps are at http://itayemi.tripod.com/orcainstall.txt

Thanks a lot. I hope to hear from you very soon.


Ayotunde Itayemi | Business Systems | IS-SYSTEMS | IS Group |
08022225919 | Vmobile Nigeria | http://itayemi.tripod.com/
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