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pathworks is allowing multiple connections from same pc and user to the same share

 
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Kirk Reindl
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pathworks is allowing multiple connections from same pc and user to the same share

Specs:
OVMS 7.3-1
Pathworks/Adv Server 7.3-A2
2 Node VMS cluster--Both Nodes ES40s


Situation:
It appears as though my current pathwork's configuration allows any one user to make multiple connections from the same pc/client to a share.

Look at the output from a show connections command:

OSIJX2> admin show connections

Connections on server "OSIJX2":

User name Computer name Share name Opens Time


TRANSCNTRL_JKV PC15543 EXPERIAN 0 5 15:12
TRANSCNTRL_JKV PC15543 EXPERIAN 0 5 11:12
TRANSCNTRL_JKV PC15543 EXPERIAN 0 5 16:12
TRANSCNTRL_JKV PC15543 EXPERIAN 0 5 07:42
TRANSCNTRL_JKV PC15543 EXPERIAN 0 5 15:42
TRANSCNTRL_JKV PC15543 EXPERIAN 0 5 08:12
TRANSCNTRL_JKV PC15543 EXPERIAN 0 5 08:42
TRANSCNTRL_JKV PC15543 EXPERIAN 0 10 04:54
TRANSCNTRL_JKV PC15543 EXPERIAN 0 5 12:12
TRANSCNTRL_JKV PC15543 EXPERIAN 0 5 16:42
TRANSCNTRL_JKV PC15543 EXPERIAN 0 5 11:42
TRANSCNTRL_JKV PC15543 EXPERIAN 0 5 09:12
TRANSCNTRL_JKV PC15543 EXPERIAN 0 5 09:42
TRANSCNTRL_JKV PC15543 EXPERIAN 0 5 07:12
TRANSCNTRL_JKV PC15543 EXPERIAN 0 5 06:12
TRANSCNTRL_JKV PC15543 EXPERIAN 0 5 01:42
TRANSCNTRL_JKV PC15543 EXPERIAN 0 5 17:12
TRANSCNTRL_JKV PC15543 EXPERIAN 0 5 20:42
TRANSCNTRL_JKV PC15543 EXPERIAN 0 5 20:12
TRANSCNTRL_JKV PC15543 EXPERIAN 0 5 19:42

If I run a show sessions command, most of these connections are just idle.

Connected Users Computer Opens Time Idle Guest
TRANSCNTRL_JKV PC15543 2 5 08:51 5 08:51 No
TRANSCNTRL_JKV PC15543 2 5 10:51 5 10:51 No
TRANSCNTRL_JKV PC15543 2 5 10:21 5 10:21 No
TRANSCNTRL_JKV PC15543 2 5 09:51 5 09:51 No
TRANSCNTRL_JKV PC15543 2 5 09:21 5 09:21 No
TRANSCNTRL_JKV PC15543 2 5 06:51 5 06:51 No
TRANSCNTRL_JKV PC15543 2 5 08:21 5 08:21 No
TRANSCNTRL_JKV PC15543 2 5 07:51 5 07:51 No
TRANSCNTRL_JKV PC15543 2 5 07:21 5 07:21 No
TRANSCNTRL_JKV PC15543 2 5 11:51 5 11:51 No
TRANSCNTRL_JKV PC15543 2 5 06:21 5 06:21 No
TRANSCNTRL_JKV PC15543 2 5 05:51 5 05:51 No
TRANSCNTRL_JKV PC15543 2 5 02:21 5 02:21 No
TRANSCNTRL_JKV PC15543 2 5 11:21 5 11:21 No
TRANSCNTRL_JKV PC15543 2 5 16:21 5 16:21 No
TRANSCNTRL_JKV PC15543 2 5 19:21 5 19:21 No
TRANSCNTRL_JKV PC15543 2 5 12:51 5 12:51 No
TRANSCNTRL_JKV PC15543 2 10 05:33 0 00:00 No

Now, I have gone to the user and asked why do you have so many connections to this same share. (By the way, I can reproduce this scenario easily. Simply map a network drive to a share using one letter, then map another network drive to the same share using another letter).

I have talked with user TRANSCNTRL_JKV, they insist they are only making one connection per share per pc. However there is some automated scripting on this PC that checks and maps drives, but I'm not entirely sure how the script works.

What I'd like to do is tell Pathworks,
"Please only allow one connection to a share per user/pc"

Is this possible??

Thanks
Kirk


3 REPLIES
Antoniov.
Honored Contributor

Re: pathworks is allowing multiple connections from same pc and user to the same share

Kirk,
I remember a problem like yours, solved by ECO2 patch. I'm searching for more details.

Antonio Vigliotti
Antonio Maria Vigliotti
Doug Phillips
Trusted Contributor
Solution

Re: pathworks is allowing multiple connections from same pc and user to the same share

Kirk,

There's something *very*, *very* wrong someplace. You should *never* get more than one *Session* per workstation, but you can get as many *Connections* as needed and allowed.

Since you are at ECO2, maybe ECO3 has addressed this issue. Unfortunately, I only see the cover letter at the patch site and it is less than informative.

I am at ECO2 on few sites but they are all at VMS 7.3-2 and I do not see this indication.

There is a PC application running on XP at one site that never closes its connection to IPC$ but keeps opening a new one each time it accesses a share. . . but it never opens multiple sessions per workstation and always shows as many connections to shares as there are.

If I map a second drive letter to the same share and open both, it shows a second connection but it only shows one session. This is what I'd expect to see.

I don't think I'd blame the user (unless the user wrote the PC application:-) because this is a bug someplace.

Sorry, I know that's not much help.

Doug


Antoniov.
Honored Contributor

Re: pathworks is allowing multiple connections from same pc and user to the same share

Kirk, Doug,
A/S V7.3 documentation tell there is always a unamed session used by pathwork. See here: http://h71000.www7.hp.com/doc/73final/6554/6554pro_001.html

Antonio Vigliotti
Antonio Maria Vigliotti