[Box Backup] SSH Connection breaking up

Guno Heitman boxbackup@fluffy.co.uk
Wed, 09 Jan 2008 20:19:35 +0100

Chris Wilson wrote:
> One interesting thing is that you were running bbackupd (the client) on 
> the same machine as sshd (the server). This isn't impossible but it does 
> imply that your architecture is somewhat strange. Perhaps you're backing 
> up to a machine on DSL with a dynamic IP address, from a server with a 
> static address? Or did I misunderstand the situation/configuration?

It's something like that indeed. My backup server is in a subnet and 
hence not directly accessible from the outside. The backup client has a 
static address, so when the server powers up it 'ssh -R's to the client 
machine, making it possible for the client to reach the server's 
boxbackup port.

Thanks for your suggestions, I'll look into the issue a bit further in 
the following days.