I have gotten BackupPC to work on a machine on the intranet. It is both server and client. It took me a while to get the OpenSSH to work, but it is now backing up and restoring, etc. There has been a puzzling problem in that the "wakeup" seems to shut down the BackupPC server. There is always the "strict refs" error in the logs, and it seems to happen on the hour. I can restart the server just fine by running the init script.
Below is a snippet from the logs.
Does anyone have any idea what is going on here? 
Regards...   Tom   
2003/3/26 07:50:57 Next wakeup is 2003/3/26 08:00:00
2003/3/26 07:53:13 User backuppc requested restore to (
2003/3/26 07:53:15 started restore, tarPid=7362, xferPid=7361
2003/3/26 07:53:22 Finished restore on
Can't use string ("
Q") as a HASH ref while "strict refs" in use at /opt/local/BackupPC/bin/BackupPC line 1303.
2003/3/26 08:34:34 Reading hosts file
2003/3/26 08:34:34 BackupPC started, pid 5866