000025901 - RSA Validation Manager 3.0 vadmin tool only allows connection from local host

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Article Number000025901
Applies ToRSA Validation Manager 3.0
Sun Solaris 2.8
Sun Solaris 2.9
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4
IssueRSA Validation Manager 3.0 vadmin tool only allows connection from local host
When using the vadmin tool in the Utils directory, it is not possible to bind to the external IP address or hostname of machine running the RSA Validation Manager. Only requests to attach to localhost or 127.0.0.1 are successful.
Cause
By default, the RSA Validation Manager only allows connection over the administration port ( by default 1221) from the localhost. This is a security measure.
ResolutionTo make the RSA Validation Manger server bind to another network node other instead of localhost, edit the file named ssl.conf in the <VM INSTALL DIR>/ValidationServer/conf directory. Find the following 2 entries and replace them as shown below:

Old entries
Listen 127.0.0.1:1221
...
<VirtualHost 127.0.0.1:1221>

New Entries
Listen 10.148.146.27.1:1221>
...
<VirtualHost 10.148.146.27:1221>

In this instance the new IP shown should actually be for the network card you wish to bind to.
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