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20040518:ldm 6.0.15 local_portmapper_running() error



Jeff,

> To: address@hidden
> From: Jeff Masters <address@hidden>
> Subject: ldm 6.0.15 local_portmapper_running() error
> Organization: Weather Undergroud
> Keywords: 200405181832.i4IIWVtK000214

The above message contained the following:

> Slackware machine running Linux 2.4.22. Everything seemed to build and
> install fine, and I did the proper changes to /etc/services and /etc/rpc
> and /etc/syslog.conf. However, when I start the ldm, I get one root-owned
> rpc.ldmd process for the first 7 minutes, no data flowing, and only this
> one line in the ldmd.log file:
> 
> May 18 17:27:42 dev rpc.ldmd[6009]: Starting Up (version: 6.0.15; built:
> May 18 2004 13:16:36)
> 
> 
> After 7 minutes, this error appears:
> 
> May 18 17:34:00 dev rpc.ldmd[6009]: local_portmapper_running():
> clnttcp_create() failure: : RPC: Remote system error - Connection timed out
> 
> But then the ldm starts up and I start getting data flowing:
> 
> May 18 17:37:09 dev pqbinstats[11812]: Starting Up (6009)
> May 18 17:37:09 dev pqact[11813]: Starting Up
> May 18 17:37:09 dev int-noaaport[11814]: Starting Up(6.0.15):
> int-noaaport.wunderground.com: TS_ZERO TS_ENDT {{IDS|DDPLUS,  ".*"}}
> 
> any idea what is going on? We plan on testing ldm on a diskless machine
> with a small queue to see how fast it can go.

The ldm checks to see if a portmapper is running on the local system.
It does this by calling clntcp_create() on the local system, attempting
to create a connection to the portmapper.  Apparently, on your
system your're not running a portmapper and the timeout for the
clnttcp_create() function is about seven minutes.

That timeout is ridiculous.  It might be settable, somehow.  Consult
with your system administrator and/or complain bitterly to the OS
vendor.

> Thanks,
> Jeff
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Regards,
Steve Emmerson


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