Technical FAQ for EZ-Backup
This article applies to: EZ-Backup
Can I use the same nodename for more than one machine?
No. (It is technically possible but neither CIT nor the vendor supports it.)
Is it possible to back up a computer with a dynamic IP address?
Yes. The EZ-Backup software is not dependent on the IP address of the client system. It uses a "nodename" and "password" scheme to authenticate the client system, not the IP address. Therefore, your computer can be backed up from anywhere, as long as you have a network connection (either over a LAN or a modem) and a valid IP address.
Do I need Kerberos running for the EZ-Backup software to work?
No, EZ-Backup does not rely on Kerberos. The EZ-Backup software uses a "Kerberos-like", two-way authentication process. There is a unique password that goes with each EZ-Backup node name. Access to stored files is also password protected. Only the EZ-Backup software use this nodename/password scheme. Your Kerberos password is a separate process.