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Re: remote kernel trouble

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  • Subject: [mg104655] Re: remote kernel trouble
  • From: Ian <carroll.ian at>
  • Date: Fri, 6 Nov 2009 05:15:01 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <hcu5jr$m9d$>

Thanks to help from bj...@mit, but I'm still not there. I'm now
getting a msg "The kernel cruncher failed to connect to the front end.
(Error = MLECONNECT). You should try running the kernel connection
outside the front end." I tried, but what sort of behavior is good or

My configuration on a Windows Vista machine running Mathematica 7.0 is

Arguments to MLOpen:
-LinkMode Listen -LinkProtocol TCPIP -LinkOptions MLDontInteract

Shell command to launch kernel:
plink -i keyfile carroll@cruncher -x math -mathlink -linkmode Connect -
linkprotocol TCPIP -linkname "`linkname`" -linkhost `ipaddress`

When I run exactly this from cmd line in Vista, I get
> bash: linkname: command not found
> bash: ipaddress: command not found

> LinkOpen::linke: --Message text not found -- (MathLink linkname missing or malformed.)

When from the cmd line in Vista I run
plink -i keyfile carroll@cruncher -x math -mathlink -linkmode Connect -
linkprotocol TCPIP -linkname 5301 at local.machine

there's no message, and I have to ctrl-C to get back to the cmd
prompt. a MathKernel does start on cruncher. should something else

thanks for any help!

On Nov 5, 1:24 am, Ian <carroll.... at> wrote:
> I have followed the very simple instructions for setting up a remote
> kernel in Mathematica 7.0 on Windows Vista, but my connection is not
> working. I believe the source of the problem is the location of the
> ssh keys. After telling a notebook to start the remote kernel, I get
> to a dialog which says:
> "C:\Users\Ian\.ssh\known hosts does not exist Are you sure you want to
> create it?"
>  My username is "carroll" not "Ian", and Mathematica knows this:
>  In = $UserName
> Out = carroll
> "carroll" is also my username on the remote machine. How do I force
> Mathematica to create and look for the known_hosts file in "C:\Users
> \carroll\.ssh\"?
> And yes, even if I let the known_hosts file get created in Users\Ian
> \.ssh, the connection still does not work.
> Thanks
> -Ian

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