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Re: RPC errors

Posted By: Martin Fuerderer
Date: Thursday, 27 May 2010, at 4:44 a.m.

In Response To: RPC errors (Dc Dirk Moolman)

Hi,

from your description it is not clear to me, where the RPC error
occurs, at the IDS server (passed on to client), or at the client itself
(Windows PC), or in the middle (on "server A")?

What (I think) I know about the IDS server side ...:
- it does not do explicit (direct) RPC calls.
- it does implicit RPC calls, this happens when it utilizes certain
network services that are implemented using RPC.
E.g. DNS lookup, file access on a NFS are candidates.
- something like "truss" or "strace" (I don't know what it might be
called on True64) could give you some hint ... in that you may
be able to figure out whether the error occurs when accessing
a NFS file or some network socket. Perhaps you'd see some data
(of a write call) that helps identifying the intended action. But
most likely the interesting info about OS services calls (like
"gethostbyname()") will not be seen :-(

I can't say anything about the other two tiers.

Regards, Martin
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ids-bounces@iiug.org wrote on 05/26/2010 07:52:29 PM:
>
> Let me tap into the Guru experience base. We have an open call with tech

> support in the UK, but it's been open for a while now (an ongoing issue
> that we can't seem so solve).
>
> I don't have the exact details of the GUI app, but ........ We have a
GUI
> frontend (user's PC, Windows), that connects via a (GUI) server on Unix
> (on server A, running Tru64), to the database (IDS 10.00 FC8, on server
B
> - dedicated database server running on Tru64).
>
> A couple of times a week the users start getting RPC errors, and
> eventually it gets so bad that we have to reboot the servers. We will
> then run clean for a couple of days, and then run into the same problem
> again.
>
> Any ideas in troubleshooting & pinpointing this problem ? I know this is

> probably a broad question, and can have various causes (1st of all
network
> I would guess), etc. But any help / tips / ideas would be appreciated.
>
> TIA
> Dirk
>
>
>
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Messages In This Thread

  • RPC errors
    Dc Dirk Moolman -- Wednesday, 26 May 2010, at 1:52 p.m.
    • Re: RPC errors
      Art Kagel -- Wednesday, 26 May 2010, at 2:02 p.m.
    • Re: RPC errors
      Martin Fuerderer -- Thursday, 27 May 2010, at 4:44 a.m.

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