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What does "Multinet Server: R_Services: socket read error" mean?

 
Brad O'Neal
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What does "Multinet Server: R_Services: socket read error" mean?

I have been having issues with users on a VAX VMS system getting dropped from there Exceed sessions and I see messages that read on the system console

Multinet Server: R_Services: socket read error %MULTINET-W-ECONNRESET

What is the message and how do I clear it up?

Thanks for the help.
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Jim_McKinney
Honored Contributor

Re: What does "Multinet Server: R_Services: socket read error" mean?

The message indicates that MultiNet believes that the client has abnormally closed its connection. X-server software often uses the R-services to fire up some X-client application that displays back to the X-server. In days gone by, X software often would close R connections before the program running in the server finished executing. MultiNet offers a parameter to control this in their RECEC and RSHELL services. If this is your issue, here's the recipe to fix it.

$ MULTINET CONFIGURE/SERVER
SERVER-CONFIG> SELECT REXEC
SERVER-CONFIG> SET PARAMETER
Add Parameter: PREVENT-PROCESS-DELETION
Add Parameter:
SERVER-CONFIG> SELECT RSHELL
SERVER-CONFIG> SELECT REXEC
SERVER-CONFIG> SET PARAMETER
Add Parameter: PREVENT-PROCESS-DELETION
Add Parameter:
SERVER-CONFIG> WRITE
SERVER-CONFIG> EXIT
$ SUBMIT/USER=SYSTEM/NOLOG -
MULTINET:START_SERVER

If this doesn't cure it then you'll likely need to start using TCPDUMP to investigate more deeply.