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Valentin Likoum
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NFS message "FIler owner is not an IDENTIFIER"

Hello all,  what is the reason for subject? NFS server throws this message every second and trashes the OPERATOR.LOG. I searched the mounted filesystems and found no obvious culprits (assuming "FIler owner" actually is the "file owner"). It became a bit annoying.

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Steven Schweda
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> [...] NFS server throws this message [...]

 

   Which version of _which_ NFS server?

 

      tcpip show version   ! Or whatever is appropriate...

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Valentin Likoum
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Re: NFS message "FIler owner is not an IDENTIFIER"

Oh, sorry. 

 

  HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS Industry Standard 64 Version V5.7 - ECO 4
  on an HP rx2800 i2  (1.60GHz/5.0MB) running OpenVMS V8.4

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Gary Huffman
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Re: NFS message "FIler owner is not an IDENTIFIER"

We are experiencing this same issue. Our system disks are filling up because the operator.log files are being flooded with OPCOM messages from NFS, all saying "FIler owner is not an IDENTIFIER.". The system then grinds to a halt.

Our research indicates that "Identifier based access" is a new feature in TCP/IP ECO4. We do not use this feature, and do not have the logicial defined mentioned in the release notes:

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
New Features for ECO 4 Updates
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    This section describes the new features of HP TCP/IP Services for
    OpenVMS V5.7 ECO 4.

        For information about installing and configuring TCP/IP Services,
        see the HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS Installation and Configuration
    guide.

   1.1  Network File System Server - Identifier based access

.......
    
    1. When the logical is defined:
    
       $ DEFINE/SYSTEM TCPIP$UCP_LOAD_RESOURCE_ID_PROXY 1

We believe the opcom messages are related to this feature.  How can we get rid of them?

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Volker Halle
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Re: NFS message "FIler owner is not an IDENTIFIER"

Gary,

 

could you post a complete example NFS OPCOM message for this problem ?

 

Could there be files in the NFS export directories on this system, which are owned by a UIC without an associated identifier, i.e. $ DIR/OWN showing just:  filename [x,y]

 

If so, can you create an identifier name for those UICs ?

 

Volker.

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Valentin Likoum
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Re: NFS message "FIler owner is not an IDENTIFIER"

Hello Volker,

 

  As long as Garry is not here yet, and we have the same problem, I'll try to reply.

The complete message is "FIler owner is not an IDENTIFIER" exactly (leaving out "%%%  OPCOM .... Message from user NFS Server on NODEx" header).  Mounted directories do not have files owned by the UIC ([x,y]) identifiers.

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Volker Halle
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Valentin,

 

this seems to be a known problem without a solution. Log a request with HP and reference QXCR1001350044

 

What kind of NFS client systems are accessing this OpenVMS NFS server ?

 

Volker.

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Valentin Likoum
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Re: NFS message "FIler owner is not an IDENTIFIER"

Thank you, Volker.   Client system is Suse Linux Enterprise (V11 or so, linux guys are already out to clarify)

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Gary Huffman
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Re: NFS message "FIler owner is not an IDENTIFIER"

Hello,

I am in US Pacific time zone, and been busy on other things this morning.

This is our exact message;

%%%%%%%%%%%  OPCOM   6-MAY-2014 14:14:59.14  %%%%%%%%%%%    (from node <NODE> at  6-MAY-2014 14:14:59.14)
Message from user NFS Server on <NODE>
FIler owner is not an IDENTIFIER.

What we have done is verify that TCPIP 5.7 ECO 2 does not have this issue, but we don't want to use that version.

I am not sure what you mean by;

If so, can you create an identifier name for those UICs ?

All of our files and directories are owned by accounts that have valid proxies, and the UID/GID's match those on the OEL5 Linux nodes we are using to access the systems.  <OEL = Oracle Enterprise Linux >

Thank you, I will follow up with HP.

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