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bugbugs #49324: -->gatekeeper not sending hostname to syslog

Submitted by:  Laura del Cano <ldelcano>
Submitted on:  2009-04-17 09:23
Status:  In progress Open/Closed:  Open
Category:  * VDT Severity:  * 5 - Major
Baseline Release (where bug has been observed):  * gLite 3.1 Release (where bug fix will be available: EMI 1, EMI 2, EMI 3, All):  *
OS:  SL 4 Architecture:  x86_64
Bug detection area:  * Production Assigned to: 
Privacy:  Public Priority:  High
Associated Test:  None
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Discussion Lock:  Unlocked Build environment:  None
Summary:  *gatekeeper not sending hostname to syslog
* Mandatory Fields

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2009-11-23 13:58, comment #10:

Also being considered as mirror bug to GSVG issue bug #59215.
Low risk with TD 23rd May 2010.

Linda Cornwall <cornwall>
2009-11-19 13:14, comment #9:

This has been passed to Alain Roy of VDT in order to get a
rebuild of the offending globus part(s).

John White <jwhite>
2009-11-18 12:24, comment #8:

Adding Linda in CC - this clearly has some security implications.

Romain Wartel <rwartel>

2009-11-08 07:43, comment #7:

Please track this bug. I've upped the priority.

It's casuing problems for the CERN syslog tracker which is a core part of the CERN Security Team's infrastructue.

Luis Fernando Muñoz Mejías is the contact here.

mccance <mccance>

2009-08-05 13:51, comment #6:

BTW, this is not just an "enhancement", but a real bug: it prevents tracing events in any central location.

Luis Fernando Muñoz Mejías <mejias>

2009-08-05 13:30, comment #5:

Hi, there.

Essentially, the problem here is that the GRAM Gatekeeper insists in telling syslog that its application name (or syslogtag, naming depends on the syslog daemon) is "GRAM gatekeeper", with whitespaces.

This is not allowed by syslog practices and standard draft (RFC3164 and 5424 respectively), and thus syslog daemons are allowed to mess things up. The GRAM gatekeeper code must change the ident argument to something without spaces when calling to openlog.

According to the syslog standard draft, this field has the following form:


Whitespace is %d32.


Luis Fernando Muñoz Mejías <mejias>

2009-04-20 07:36, comment #4:

Hi Andrew,
yes, we are running with mixed rpms:

[root@gridce01 ~]# rpm -qa|grep kernel

[root@gridce01 ~]# rpm -qa | grep vdt_globus

P.S. The bug is not critical, I realized cause we send syslog messages to a relational database and these messages do not make it cause the server is not properly filled in.

Laura del Cano <ldelcano>

2009-04-20 06:37, comment #3:

Hi Laura, I see you commented that $ARCH is x86_64 - The CE isn't released for x86_64. Are you running with mixed RPMs (some i386, some x96_64)? Can you also send me the version of gatekeeper installed (rpm -qa | grep vdt_globus)

Many thanks


[nb - as we basically rebundle the VDT releases for gLite, this probably will have to be pushed upstream]

Andrew Elwell <aelwell>
2009-04-17 09:46, comment #2:

Sorry, architecture is x86_64.

Laura del Cano <ldelcano>

2009-04-17 09:38, comment #1:

Hi Andrew,

I think this one is for you, could you please have a look? Thanks a lot!

Maria Alandes Pradillo <malandes>
2009-04-17 09:23, original submission:

I can see on /var/log/messages the following entries related to the gatekeeper.
Feb 6 14:23:26 GRAM gatekeeper[14288]: /opt/globus/sbin/globus-gatekeeper pid=14288 starting at Fri Feb 6 14:23:26 2009
Feb 6 14:23:26 GRAM gatekeeper[14288]: GRAM contact: ce1jtest.ft.uam.es:2119:/DC=es/DC=irisgrid/O=uam/CN=ce1jtest.ft.uam.es

According to syslog specs, second field shouldn't contain the hostname?

Laura del Cano <ldelcano>


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Carbon-Copy List
  • Oliver Keeble <okeeble> added by (okeeble) (Updated the item)
  • Linda Cornwall <cornwall> added by (cornwall) (Posted a comment)
  • Stephen Burke <sburke> added by (sburke)
  • DeleteJohn White <jwhite> added by jwhite (Updated the item)
  • Delete added by (Romain Wartel <rwartel>) added by rwartel (Posted a comment)
  • linda.cornwall@stfc.ac.uk added by (rwartel)
  • DeleteAndreas Unterkircher <unterkir> added by unterkir (Updated the item)
  • Delete added by (Romain Wartel <rwartel>) added by mccance
  • Deletemccance <mccance> added by mccance (Posted a comment)
  • Delete added by (Luis Fernando Muñoz Mejías <mejias>) added by mejias (Posted a comment)
  • Andrew Elwell <aelwell> added by (aelwell) (Updated the item)
  • Maria Alandes Pradillo <malandes> added by (malandes) (Posted a comment)
  • Laura del Cano <ldelcano> added by (ldelcano) (Submitted the item)

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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    2010-03-19 08:22okeeblePriorityTracked (please reclassify)=>High
    2009-11-19 15:58sburkeCarbon-Copy-=>Added sburke
    2009-11-19 13:13jwhiteStatusNone=>In progress
    2009-11-18 12:24rwartelCarbon-Copy-=>Added linda.cornwall@stfc.ac.uk
    2009-11-18 12:21unterkirCategorylcg-CE=>VDT
      Assigned to-Automatic update due to transitions settings-=>unterkir
    2009-11-08 07:45mccanceCarbon-Copy-=>Added rwartel
    2009-11-08 07:44mccanceCarbon-CopyRemoved romain.wartel"]=>-
    2009-11-08 07:44mccanceCarbon-Copy-=>Added romain.wartel"]
    2009-11-08 07:43mccanceSeverity3 - Minor=>5 - Major
      PriorityEnhancement (please reclassify)=>Tracked (please reclassify)
    2009-04-20 06:29aelwellArchitecturei386=>x86_64
    2009-04-17 09:38malandesCategorygLite Middleware - General=>lcg-CE
      Assigned tomalandes=>aelwell
    2009-04-17 09:23ldelcanoAssigned to-Automatic update due to transitions settings-=>malandes
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