[Bro] broctl install failed: host key verification failed

Daniel Thayer dnthayer at illinois.edu
Sun Jul 5 15:52:49 PDT 2015

Try to manually ssh from the manager box to each of the
other machines in your cluster.  In each case, it should
log you in without prompting for a password (or anything else).

On 07/05/2015 02:09 AM, Thomas wrote:
> Hi,
> I tried to install Bro on a fresh installed Debian 8 amd64 system, using
> the current sources from github. All prerequisites from the manual are
> installed and compiling did run without any problem. Next step is broctl
> => install. This command fails with the following error messages:
> Host key verification failed.
> Error: cannot create (some of the) directories
> /usr/local/bro,/usr/local/bro/logs,/usr/local/bro/spool,/usr/local/bro/spool/tmp
> on node bro
> Same error does appear by using „deploy“.
> I changed node.cfg, network.cfg and broctl.cfg as mentioned into the
> Quickstart Guide. Interface does exist and there is enough free space.
> Permission seems to be correct, but this error happens as root, too.
> I could reproduce the same error on a second fresh test installation
> into a virtual machine.
> How can I fix this problem? Thanks!
> Thomas
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