Latest TCPware DRIVERS patch seems to break inbound DECnet - VMS

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  1. Latest TCPware DRIVERS patch seems to break inbound DECnet



    Heads-up to all.

    I recently installed the latest TCPware DRIVERS patch,
    DRIVERS_V572P081 on several systems and then discovered
    that inbound DECnet-over-IP connections (both set host
    and FAL) no longer work. Outbound works fine.

    The symptom is after a minute or so you get a
    "%SYSTEM-F-LINKEXIT, network partner exited" error
    and it seems to leave an INET connection in "CLOSE-WAIT"
    state on the destination system.

    This bug happens on both VAX and Alpha systems (don't
    have an Itanium with TCPware to try it on.) The VAXes
    are VMS V7.3/TCPware V5.7-2. The Alphas are VMS V8.3
    with TCPware V5.7-2.

    I have one Alpha that still has the DRIVERS_V572P050
    version of the patch on it, which works fine. Taking a
    shot in the dark, I copied PWIPDRIVER.EXE from it to
    one of the broken Alphas and rebooted it, and it now
    works again. (The curious thing is PWIPDRIVER isn't
    listed in any of the DRIVERS patch release notes as
    a modified module, but each DRIVERS patch seems to build
    a new one!)

    Am forwarding this to Process Software as well.



    --
    John

  2. Re: Latest TCPware DRIVERS patch seems to break inbound DECnet

    On Nov 13, 2:12 am, John Santos wrote:
    > Heads-up to all...


    Have just realised we have the same problem after patch upgrades at
    the weekend. Will look into the fix you describe above, but was
    wondering if Process have been in touch regarding this issue? I cant
    see anything on their site and the patches installed were only
    downloaded at the weekend.

    Many thanks!

    Adam

  3. Re: Latest TCPware DRIVERS patch seems to break inbound DECnet

    On Nov 13, 2:12 am, John Santos wrote:
    > Heads-up to all...


    Have just realised we have the same problem after patch upgrades at
    the weekend. Will look into the fix you describe above, but was
    wondering if Process have been in touch regarding this issue? I cant
    see anything on their site and the patches installed were only
    downloaded at the weekend.

    Many thanks!

    Adam

  4. RE: Latest TCPware DRIVERS patch seems to break inbound DECnet

    You did not specify what patch you installed.

    DRIVERS_V572P070 contained a bad PWIPDRIVER change.
    DRIVERS_V572P081 contains the original PWIPDRIVER that shipped with
    TCPware 5.7-2 and should work fine.

    -----Original Message-----
    From: adamwilliam@gmail.com [mailto:adamwilliam@gmail.com]
    Sent: Monday, December 03, 2007 6:02 AM
    To: info-tcpware@process.com
    Subject: Re: Latest TCPware DRIVERS patch seems to break inbound DECnet

    On Nov 13, 2:12 am, John Santos wrote:
    > Heads-up to all...


    Have just realised we have the same problem after patch upgrades at
    the weekend. Will look into the fix you describe above, but was
    wondering if Process have been in touch regarding this issue? I cant
    see anything on their site and the patches installed were only
    downloaded at the weekend.

    Many thanks!

    Adam

  5. RE: Latest TCPware DRIVERS patch seems to break inbound DECnet

    Go back to the original PWIPDRIVER.EXE, which should be in the TCPware
    directory as PWIPDRIVER.EXE_OLD

    What architecture and version of VMS?

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Peter.DeLaCour@interactivedata.com
    [mailto:Peter.DeLaCour@interactivedata.com]
    Sent: Monday, December 03, 2007 9:47 AM
    To: info-tcpware@process.com
    Subject: RE: Latest TCPware DRIVERS patch seems to break inbound DECnet

    Hi ,

    I downloaded and installed DRIVERS_V572P081 this weekend and had the
    problem described by Adam. Any ideas?

    Regards Peter







    Richard Whalen


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    You did not specify what patch you installed.

    DRIVERS_V572P070 contained a bad PWIPDRIVER change.
    DRIVERS_V572P081 contains the original PWIPDRIVER that shipped with
    TCPware 5.7-2 and should work fine.

    -----Original Message-----
    From: adamwilliam@gmail.com [mailto:adamwilliam@gmail.com]
    Sent: Monday, December 03, 2007 6:02 AM
    To: info-tcpware@process.com
    Subject: Re: Latest TCPware DRIVERS patch seems to break inbound DECnet

    On Nov 13, 2:12 am, John Santos wrote:
    > Heads-up to all...


    Have just realised we have the same problem after patch upgrades at
    the weekend. Will look into the fix you describe above, but was
    wondering if Process have been in touch regarding this issue? I cant
    see anything on their site and the patches installed were only
    downloaded at the weekend.

    Many thanks!

    Adam


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  6. RE: Latest TCPware DRIVERS patch seems to break inbound DECnet

    In article
    <3EF96AF20489A34296050FBD5C36ECB9BDAE0E@beacon.PSC. process.com>,
    whalenr@process.com says...
    > Go back to the original PWIPDRIVER.EXE, which should be in the TCPware
    > directory as PWIPDRIVER.EXE_OLD
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    > What architecture and version of VMS?
    >


    I had the problem on both VAX (VMS V7.3) and Alpha (VMS V8.3)
    DRIVERS_V572P081 on both.

    The response I got from Process led me to believe a new version
    of the patch was to be released soon which would fix it. I was
    starting to wonder what had happened to it...

    From your response, it sounds like the "new" version is 8.1,
    which AFAICT still has the problem.

    If you really think V8.1 of the patch should work, I'll try
    re-installing it to verify it's still broken on my system.

    Checking the image idents, it looks like I installed 8.0
    on our VAX at work, but 8.1 on our Alpha at work and on my
    hobbyist VAX and Alpha at home. All 4 systems showed the
    problem.

    -- John


    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Peter.DeLaCour@interactivedata.com
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    > Sent: Monday, December 03, 2007 9:47 AM
    > To: info-tcpware@process.com
    > Subject: RE: Latest TCPware DRIVERS patch seems to break inbound DECnet
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    > Hi ,
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    > I downloaded and installed DRIVERS_V572P081 this weekend and had the
    > problem described by Adam. Any ideas?
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    > Regards Peter
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    > You did not specify what patch you installed.
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    > DRIVERS_V572P070 contained a bad PWIPDRIVER change.
    > DRIVERS_V572P081 contains the original PWIPDRIVER that shipped with
    > TCPware 5.7-2 and should work fine.
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    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: adamwilliam@gmail.com [mailto:adamwilliam@gmail.com]
    > Sent: Monday, December 03, 2007 6:02 AM
    > To: info-tcpware@process.com
    > Subject: Re: Latest TCPware DRIVERS patch seems to break inbound DECnet
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    > On Nov 13, 2:12 am, John Santos wrote:
    > > Heads-up to all...

    >
    > Have just realised we have the same problem after patch upgrades at
    > the weekend. Will look into the fix you describe above, but was
    > wondering if Process have been in touch regarding this issue? I cant
    > see anything on their site and the patches installed were only
    > downloaded at the weekend.
    >
    > Many thanks!
    >
    > Adam
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    --
    John

  7. Re: Latest TCPware DRIVERS patch seems to break inbound DECnet

    adamwilliam@gmail.com wrote:
    > On Nov 13, 2:12 am, John Santos wrote:
    >
    >>Heads-up to all...

    >
    >
    > Have just realised we have the same problem after patch upgrades at
    > the weekend. Will look into the fix you describe above, but was
    > wondering if Process have been in touch regarding this issue? I cant
    > see anything on their site and the patches installed were only
    > downloaded at the weekend.
    >
    > Many thanks!
    >
    > Adam


    From a response from Process on vmsnet.networks.tcp-ip.tcpware, it
    seems they thought it was fixed in V8.1, but I'm 99% sure it was
    broken there too, and interpret the response I received when I
    reported the problem to them that they were going to fix it in a
    new (post V8.1) version of the patch.

    So I've been waiting for a patch, but Process thought they had already
    fixed it. Hopefully, they now realize it is still an issue.



    --
    John Santos
    Evans Griffiths & Hart, Inc.
    781-861-0670 ext 539

  8. Re: Latest TCPware DRIVERS patch seems to break inbound DECnet

    adamwilliam@gmail.com wrote:
    > On Nov 13, 2:12 am, John Santos wrote:
    >
    >>Heads-up to all...

    >
    >
    > Have just realised we have the same problem after patch upgrades at
    > the weekend. Will look into the fix you describe above, but was
    > wondering if Process have been in touch regarding this issue? I cant
    > see anything on their site and the patches installed were only
    > downloaded at the weekend.
    >
    > Many thanks!
    >
    > Adam


    From a response from Process on vmsnet.networks.tcp-ip.tcpware, it
    seems they thought it was fixed in V8.1, but I'm 99% sure it was
    broken there too, and interpret the response I received when I
    reported the problem to them that they were going to fix it in a
    new (post V8.1) version of the patch.

    So I've been waiting for a patch, but Process thought they had already
    fixed it. Hopefully, they now realize it is still an issue.



    --
    John Santos
    Evans Griffiths & Hart, Inc.
    781-861-0670 ext 539

  9. Re: Latest TCPware DRIVERS patch seems to break inbound DECnet

    In article <3fm5j.2250$UG1.300@trnddc01>, john@egh.com says...
    > adamwilliam@gmail.com wrote:
    > > On Nov 13, 2:12 am, John Santos wrote:
    > >
    > >>Heads-up to all...

    > >
    > >
    > > Have just realised we have the same problem after patch upgrades at
    > > the weekend. Will look into the fix you describe above, but was
    > > wondering if Process have been in touch regarding this issue? I cant
    > > see anything on their site and the patches installed were only
    > > downloaded at the weekend.
    > >
    > > Many thanks!
    > >
    > > Adam

    >
    > From a response from Process on vmsnet.networks.tcp-ip.tcpware, it
    > seems they thought it was fixed in V8.1, but I'm 99% sure it was
    > broken there too, and interpret the response I received when I
    > reported the problem to them that they were going to fix it in a
    > new (post V8.1) version of the patch.
    >
    > So I've been waiting for a patch, but Process thought they had already
    > fixed it. Hopefully, they now realize it is still an issue.


    I tried patch drivers_v572p081 again, it definitely still shows the
    problem on Alpha VMS V8.3.


    --
    John

  10. Re: Latest TCPware DRIVERS patch seems to break inbound DECnet

    In article <3fm5j.2250$UG1.300@trnddc01>, john@egh.com says...
    > adamwilliam@gmail.com wrote:
    > > On Nov 13, 2:12 am, John Santos wrote:
    > >
    > >>Heads-up to all...

    > >
    > >
    > > Have just realised we have the same problem after patch upgrades at
    > > the weekend. Will look into the fix you describe above, but was
    > > wondering if Process have been in touch regarding this issue? I cant
    > > see anything on their site and the patches installed were only
    > > downloaded at the weekend.
    > >
    > > Many thanks!
    > >
    > > Adam

    >
    > From a response from Process on vmsnet.networks.tcp-ip.tcpware, it
    > seems they thought it was fixed in V8.1, but I'm 99% sure it was
    > broken there too, and interpret the response I received when I
    > reported the problem to them that they were going to fix it in a
    > new (post V8.1) version of the patch.
    >
    > So I've been waiting for a patch, but Process thought they had already
    > fixed it. Hopefully, they now realize it is still an issue.


    I tried patch drivers_v572p081 again, it definitely still shows the
    problem on Alpha VMS V8.3.


    --
    John

  11. Re: Latest TCPware DRIVERS patch seems to break inbound DECnet

    John Santos wrote:
    > In article <3fm5j.2250$UG1.300@trnddc01>, john@egh.com says...
    >
    >>adamwilliam@gmail.com wrote:
    >>
    >>>On Nov 13, 2:12 am, John Santos wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>Heads-up to all...
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>Have just realised we have the same problem after patch upgrades at
    >>>the weekend. Will look into the fix you describe above, but was
    >>>wondering if Process have been in touch regarding this issue? I cant
    >>>see anything on their site and the patches installed were only
    >>>downloaded at the weekend.
    >>>
    >>>Many thanks!
    >>>
    >>>Adam

    >>
    >> From a response from Process on vmsnet.networks.tcp-ip.tcpware, it
    >>seems they thought it was fixed in V8.1, but I'm 99% sure it was
    >>broken there too, and interpret the response I received when I
    >>reported the problem to them that they were going to fix it in a
    >>new (post V8.1) version of the patch.
    >>
    >>So I've been waiting for a patch, but Process thought they had already
    >>fixed it. Hopefully, they now realize it is still an issue.

    >
    >
    > I tried patch drivers_v572p081 again, it definitely still shows the
    > problem on Alpha VMS V8.3.


    Today I received a test version of the next DRIVERS patch and it
    fixes the problem on both VAX and Alpha. I expect it will be
    generally available Real Soon Now.


    --
    John Santos
    Evans Griffiths & Hart, Inc.
    781-861-0670 ext 539

  12. Re: Latest TCPware DRIVERS patch seems to break inbound DECnet

    John Santos wrote:
    > In article <3fm5j.2250$UG1.300@trnddc01>, john@egh.com says...
    >
    >>adamwilliam@gmail.com wrote:
    >>
    >>>On Nov 13, 2:12 am, John Santos wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>Heads-up to all...
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>Have just realised we have the same problem after patch upgrades at
    >>>the weekend. Will look into the fix you describe above, but was
    >>>wondering if Process have been in touch regarding this issue? I cant
    >>>see anything on their site and the patches installed were only
    >>>downloaded at the weekend.
    >>>
    >>>Many thanks!
    >>>
    >>>Adam

    >>
    >> From a response from Process on vmsnet.networks.tcp-ip.tcpware, it
    >>seems they thought it was fixed in V8.1, but I'm 99% sure it was
    >>broken there too, and interpret the response I received when I
    >>reported the problem to them that they were going to fix it in a
    >>new (post V8.1) version of the patch.
    >>
    >>So I've been waiting for a patch, but Process thought they had already
    >>fixed it. Hopefully, they now realize it is still an issue.

    >
    >
    > I tried patch drivers_v572p081 again, it definitely still shows the
    > problem on Alpha VMS V8.3.


    Today I received a test version of the next DRIVERS patch and it
    fixes the problem on both VAX and Alpha. I expect it will be
    generally available Real Soon Now.


    --
    John Santos
    Evans Griffiths & Hart, Inc.
    781-861-0670 ext 539

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