AFP Will Not Stay Running

  • 7008744
  • 08-Jun-2011
  • 07-Jun-2013

Environment

Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 (OES 2) Linux Support Pack 3
AFP
afptcpd
Apple Mac

Situation

  • AFP will not stay running
  • AFP must be restarted daily
  • Mac users cannot log in
  • /var/log/messages shows lines similar to the following:
    • Jun  7 15:43:22 lab52a afptcpd[18589]: Created new session: 174 <0x81c2c0>. Existing sessions count: 2
    • Jun  7 15:43:22 lab52a afptcpd[18589]: [error] VerifyObject: Failed to resolve user name .Marcus.OU=ADM.O=Novell. Error - -601 <0xfffffda7>
    • Jun  7 15:43:22 lab52a afptcpd[18589]: [error] Failed to create duplicate context for the user: cn=Marcus,OU=NTS,OU=Bracknell,O=NovellLab, Err:-625
    • Jun  7 15:43:22 lab52a afptcpd[18589]: Closing session: 174 <0x81c2c0>. Use count: 0

Resolution

Fixed in OES2SP3 Jan 2012 patch and OES11 May 2012 patch.

Workaround 1:
- Disable the NCP watchdog function
- Edit /etc/opt/novell/ncpserv.conf
- Change the
   FIRST_WATCHDOG_PACKET 1
   to
   FIRST_WATCHDOG_PACKET 0

Workaround 2:
If you need the watchdog function then use the following to restart AFP:
 rcnovell-afptcpd restart

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