I've installed the forwarder on Ubuntu and it did get the apps from the deployment server right after the install. But it does not get any updates - it cannot phone home. What the root cause is, I'm still not yet sure, but for some reason, whenever I type a command on the forwarder that requires you to provide a valid username/password nothing happens. The cli does not show the request for the Splunk username: as it does on any of the Windows forwarders we have installed.
I'm pretty sure I will solve the phone home issue if I can solve the issue with username/password not showing, but no luck yet doing that.
at first check the connection between Forwarder and Deployment Server
telenet ip_deployment_server 8089
Then check if the Server is listed in the deployment client of the DS using GUI.
If it's on DS, click on the server and see if it's inserted in a ServerClass and if it's correct.
If all these check are positive, check the permission of the user used to run Splunk, if it has the grants to write files.
Thanks, but ...
sudothat problem went away.
So I do believe that the issue with not connecting to the deployment server is, as the missing login prompt, a symptom for ...well, I do not know yet.
about the other two items: