[Dxspider-support] Help request - unable to save user settings

Dirk Koopman djk at tobit.co.uk
Tue Jan 29 11:02:46 CET 2019

Also do a 'findmnt' and check that the volume that holds the / partition 
(or /home if you have separate volumes for these) is 'rw' and not 'ro'.

djk at dirk6:~/Desktop$ findmnt
TARGET                                SOURCE FSTYPE     OPTIONS
/                                     /dev/sdc1 ext4 
├─/sys                                sysfs sysfs      
│ ├─/sys/kernel/security              securityfs securityfs 
│ ├─/sys/fs/cgroup                    tmpfs tmpfs      
│ │ ├─/sys/fs/cgroup/systemd          cgroup cgroup 
│ │ ├─/sys/fs/cgroup/cpuset           cgroup cgroup     
│ │ ├─/sys/fs/cgroup/net_cls,net_prio cgroup cgroup     
│ │ ├─/sys/fs/cgroup/memory           cgroup cgroup     
│ │ ├─/sys/fs/cgroup/rdma             cgroup cgroup     
│ │ ├─/sys/fs/cgroup/cpu,cpuacct      cgroup cgroup     
│ │ ├─/sys/fs/cgroup/devices          cgroup cgroup     
│ │ ├─/sys/fs/cgroup/pids             cgroup cgroup     
│ │ ├─/sys/fs/cgroup/freezer          cgroup cgroup     
│ │ ├─/sys/fs/cgroup/blkio            cgroup cgroup     
│ │ ├─/sys/fs/cgroup/perf_event       cgroup cgroup     
│ │ └─/sys/fs/cgroup/hugetlb          cgroup cgroup     
│ ├─/sys/fs/pstore                    pstore pstore     
│ ├─/sys/kernel/debug                 debugfs debugfs    rw,relatime
│ ├─/sys/fs/fuse/connections          fusectl fusectl    rw,relatime
│ └─/sys/kernel/config                configfs configfs   rw,relatime
├─/home                               /dev/md0    ext4 

On 29/01/2019 08:03, dd5xx--- via Dxspider-support wrote:
> Hello Mike,
> please check also the permissions on file system level at the top 
> directory with "ls -ldh ../data". The directory needs an execution 
> permission bit. You might wonder: why won’t the write permission work 
> without an execute permission on the directory? This is because of the 
> fact that you can only retrieve the permissions of a directory when 
> its execute bit is set. If it is not set, the OS won’t know whether it 
> actually has the write permission.
> About the filter settings, they are saved in /spider/filter/spots for 
> each user as a file "username.pl" so in my case in that directory I 
> see files like DD5XX.pl, KE4KY-1.pl, and so on ... you could also 
> check those files and the directory permission /spider/filter
> The permissions on my file system looks like that:
> ls -ldh /spider/filter/spots
> drwx------ 2 foo users 4.0K Jan  9 14:47 /spider/spots/
> ls -ldh /spider/data
> drwx------ 7 foo users 4.0K Jan 23 01:01 /spider/data/
> But maybe it's something quite different and some other users will 
> reply to your question, too. Hope you get this issue fixed soon. Good 
> luck and all the best.
> 73
> Saki, DD5XX
> *Gesendet:* Dienstag, 29. Januar 2019 um 08:43 Uhr
> *Von:* "Michael Carper, Ph.D. via Dxspider-support" 
> <dxspider-support at tobit.co.uk>
> *An:* "The DXSpider Support list" <dxspider-support at dxcluster.org>
> *Cc:* "Michael Carper, Ph.D." <mike at wa9pie.net>
> *Betreff:* [Dxspider-support] Help request - unable to save user settings
> Since sometime last fall, users making connection to my cluster 
> (WA9PIE-2) have been unable to save settings.  So every time the user 
> connects, they are greeted with:
> Please enter your name, set/name <your name>Please enter your QTH, 
> set/qth <your qth>Please enter your location with set/location or 
> set/qraPlease enter your Home Node, set/homenode <your home DX 
> Cluster>WA9PIE de WA9PIE-2 29-Jan-2019 0739Z dxspider >
> In addition, users can't save filters (which, for the 800 - 1000 users 
> that connect here, this is a significant problem).
> I've tried some things and haven't been successful.  The permissions 
> are correct.
> image.png
> Has anyone seen this happen before?  Does anyone know of a way to fix it?
> At this point, the users.v3 file is complete rubbish and unimportant 
> (since it's not retaining anything anyway).
> If anyone has any ideas, please let me know.
> Mike, WA9PIE
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