NCP Watchdog stops sending broadcasts after period of time.

  • 7006837
  • 13-Sep-2010
  • 27-Apr-2012

Environment


Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 (OES 2) Linux Support Pack 1
Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 (OES 2) Linux Support Pack 2

Situation

After turning on NCP Watchdog setting to 5 minutes and restarting the server,the NCP broadcasts (watchdog) will work for a period of time and then for some reason stops sending the watchdog packets.

Resolution

Reported to Engineering.   The issue has been duplicated here at Novell. 
A fix has been released in January OES Maintenance patch

Additional Information

To enable NCP watchdog, use the following command. NCPCON SET FIRST_WATCHDOG_PACKET=5.   Note:  The service (NDSD process)  or server has to be restarted for this setting to take effect. 
In troubleshooting the issue you can see the watchdog packets by using NDSTRACE +NCPE.  The output should look like the following. 
[2010/09/13 15:22:50.949] Broadcast <!> send to conn 1 at tcp:<IPADDRESS>:38531, succeeded.

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