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[farmshare-discuss] Authentication failures on cardinal

John Bickar jbickar at
Thu Mar 2 13:04:48 PST 2017

Great, thanks!


On 3/2/17 12:58 PM, Mr. Addis Walter O'Connor wrote:
> Hi John,
> Thanks for your message!
> Cardinal3 seems to be the culprit causing the issues after its system drive filled up.
> I have removed it from the load balance pool and you should no longer have any issues connecting to the load balance name ‘’. We will investigate the root cause and return it to the pool once it has been verified.
> Please send a note to ‘research-computing-support at’ if you notice any continuing issues.
> Thanks!
> Addis O'Connor
> HPC System Administrator
> Polya Hall, Room 263
> Stanford | University IT
> Research Computing
> P: 650.736.6993
> C: 650.529.5782
> addiso at
> On 3/2/17, 12:35 PM, "farmshare-discuss on behalf of John Bickar" <farmshare-discuss-bounces at on behalf of jbickar at> wrote:
>     Greetings,
>     Over the past week or so, I have been intermittently getting prompted
>     for a password when attempting to ssh into cardinal ("ssh
>     jbickar at"). I have GSSAPIAuthentication and
>     GSSAPIDelegateCredentials configured in my ~/.ssh/config for cardinal,
>     and that works about half of the time (and has worked for many years).
>     Today, on a whim, I tried entering my (SUNet) password, and it got rejected.
>     I'm unable to ascertain which cardinal machine it's attempting to
>     connect to via "ssh -v"; that information only appears to be available
>     once I successfully authenticate, so I'm unable to tell if it's with (a)
>     specific machine(s).
>     Anyone else seeing this? Any idea what's going on?
>     John Bickar
>     Stanford Web Services
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