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robert70
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tcpip stack failure of config utility

when i run the the tcpip$config utility and select the core environment/interfaces I get this......

 

    HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS Interface & Address Configuration Menu

 Hostname Details: Configured=eddy, Active=eddy

 Configuration options:
%DCL-W-IVCHAR, invalid numeric value - check for invalid digits
 \%X|\

 

and the utility bombs out

 

i am also seeing these DHCP erros on startup of stack.........

 

$ @sys$startup:tcpip$startup

%TCPIP-I-INFO, TCP/IP Services startup beginning at 14-MAR-2012 09:06:37.79
%TCPIP-I-NORMAL, timezone information verified

  There are one or more  processes  which  did  not
  terminate when TCP/IP Services was last shutdown.

  WARNING - The TCPIP$INET_STARTUP  procedure  will
  now  start  the  TCP/IP  Kernel.  Subsequent  I/O
  operations  on  the  following Internet  devices,
  which are currently assigned and active  in  your
  system, may fail:

    BG166:
    BG188:
    BG216:
    BG217:
    BG219:
    BG220:
    BG222:
    BG223:
    BG224:

  You may choose to stop  the  processes  that  are
  using the above Internet devices.  Issue the  DCL
  command SHOW DEVICE BGn /FULL  for  each  of  the
  listed devices to identify the processes.


%RUN-S-PROC_ID, identification of created process is 0000045C
%TCPIP-I-SETLOCAL, setting domain and/or local host
%TCPIP-I-STARTCOMM, starting communication
%TCPIP-I-SETPROTP, setting protocol parameters
%TCPIP-I-DEFINTE, defining interfaces
%TCPIP-I-DHCPC_STRD_CLNT, DHCP client started with PID 0000045E
EDDY$DKA2:[SYS0.SYSCOMMON.][SYSEXE]TCPIP$DHCP_CLIENT_CONF.EXE;1: internal error
in DHCP agent
%TCPIP-E-DHCPC_SYSERR, unexpected system error
%TCPIP-E-DHCPCONFERR, DHCP client failed to configure interface IE1
-TCPIP-E-DHCPC_SYSERR, unexpected system error
EDDY$DKA2:[SYS0.SYSCOMMON.][SYSEXE]TCPIP$DHCP_CLIENT_CONF.EXE;1: internal error
in DHCP agent
%TCPIP-E-DHCPC_SYSERR, unexpected system error
%TCPIP-E-DHCPCONFERR, DHCP client failed to configure interface IE2
-TCPIP-E-DHCPC_SYSERR, unexpected system error
EDDY$DKA2:[SYS0.SYSCOMMON.][SYSEXE]TCPIP$DHCP_CLIENT_CONF.EXE;1: internal error
in DHCP agent
%TCPIP-E-DHCPC_SYSERR, unexpected system error
%TCPIP-E-DHCPCONFERR, DHCP client failed to configure interface IE3
-TCPIP-E-DHCPC_SYSERR, unexpected system error
%TCPIP-I-DHCPINTER, interface IE0 configured by DHCP client
-TCPIP-I-INTERIGNORED, interface configuration information ignored
%TCPIP-I-STARTNAME, starting name service
%TCPIP-S-STARTDONE, TCP/IP Kernel startup completed
%TCPIP-I-PROXYLOADED, loaded 1 NFS proxy records
%TCPIP-I-LOADSERV, loading TCPIP server proxy information
%TCPIP-I-SERVLOADED, auxiliary server loaded with 0 proxy records
-TCPIP-I-SERVSKIP, skipped 0 communication proxy records
-TCPIP-I-SERVTOTAL, total of 1 proxy records read
%TCPIP-S-STARTDONE, TCPIP$PROXY startup completed
%TCPIP-S-STARTDONE, TCPIP$PORTMAPPER startup completed
%TCPIP-S-STARTDONE, TCPIP$FTP startup completed
%TCPIP-S-STARTDONE, TCPIP$FTP_CLIENT startup completed
%TCPIP-S-STARTDONE, TCPIP$INET_DRIVER startup completed
%TCPIP-I-NOMAP, no filesystem mapping information available
%TCPIP-S-STARTDONE, TCPIP$NFS startup completed
%TCPIP-S-STARTDONE, TCPIP$NFS_CLIENT startup completed
%TCPIP-S-STARTDONE, TCPIP$PCNFS startup completed
%RUN-S-PROC_ID, identification of created process is 00000468
%TCPIP-S-STARTDONE, TCPIP$PWIP_DRIVER startup completed
%TCPIP-S-STARTDONE, TCPIP$REXEC startup completed
%TCPIP-S-STARTDONE, TCPIP$SMTP startup completed
%TCPIP-S-STARTDONE, TCPIP$SNMP startup completed
%TCPIP-S-STARTDONE, TCPIP$SSH startup completed
%TCPIP-S-STARTDONE, TCPIP$SSH_CLIENT startup completed
%TCPIP-S-STARTDONE, TCPIP$TELNET startup completed
%TCPIP-S-STARTDONE, TCPIP$TFTP startup completed
%TCPIP-S-STARTDONE, TCP/IP Services startup completed at 14-MAR-2012 09:08:10.54

 

I had manually changed some values in the routing table - no looks like this

 

TCPIP> show route

                             DYNAMIC

Type           Destination                           Gateway

AN    0.0.0.0                               129.94.185.1
AH    10.205.136.18                         129.94.185.1
AH    10.208.193.52                         129.94.185.1
AH    80.169.174.212                        129.94.185.1
AH    124.4.104.54                          129.94.185.1
AH    127.0.0.1                             127.0.0.1
AH    128.4.104.0                           129.94.185.1
AH    128.4.104.58                          129.94.185.1
AH    128.4.105.0                           129.94.185.1
AH    128.8.14.126                          129.94.185.1
AH    128.8.117.52                          129.94.185.1
AH    128.8.127.47                          129.94.185.1
AH    128.8.130.2                           129.94.185.1
AH    128.8.130.207                         129.94.185.1
AH    128.8.135.13                          129.94.185.1
AH    128.8.145.108                         129.94.185.1
AH    128.8.145.252                         129.94.185.1
AH    128.8.176.111                         129.94.185.1
AN    129.94.185.0/25                       129.94.185.40
AH    129.94.185.13                         129.94.185.1
AH    129.94.185.40                         129.94.185.1
AH    129.94.185.40                         129.94.185.40
AH    129.94.185.46                         129.94.185.1
TCPIP>

 

 

any help would be greatly appreciated -

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robert70
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Re: tcpip stack failure of config utility

further to the above my show host command gives me this,,,,,,,

TCPIP> show host

LOCAL database

Host address Host name

129.94.185.45 CHAS
129.94.185.46 DAVE
129.94.185.40 EDDY
127.0.0.1 LOCALHOST, localhost
%TCPIP-W-NORECORD, information not found
-TCPIP-E-BIND_NOSERVERS, default servers are not available
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robert70
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Re: tcpip stack failure of config utility

since this is a development machine decided to roll the vms 8.4 back on the system disk again and start from scratch

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Hoff
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Re: tcpip stack failure of config utility

[ Edited ]

VMS might well allow DHCP to be configured, but that doesn't mean that DHCP is a good idea with a server (VMS or otherwise), or that a DHCP-acquired dynamically-addressed VMS server box works entirely reliably. 

 

Most servers expect static addresses.  (It's possible to do dynamic addresses, but that usually also involves Dynamic DNS (DDNS) or analgous.  VMS servers don't usually implement DDNS.)

 

Shut off the DHCP client.

 

Assign a static address to this server, outside of any local DHCP pool, and move on.

 

And correct your DNS server reference in your DHCP server, or static-define that address in VMS:

%TCPIP-W-NORECORD, information not found

-TCPIP-E-BIND_NOSERVERS, default servers are not available

 

If you go to static DNS and away from DHCP (as I'd recommend), also add the DNS server addresses into the configuration.

 

What triggered this error: 

 

%DCL-W-IVCHAR, invalid numeric value - check for invalid digits
\%X|\

 

Isn't clear.  But I'd guess there's a mix-up in some of the data and that then possibly (probably?) exposed a bug in the data verification elsewhere within the TCP/IP Services TCPIP$CONFIG tool.  We'd need some additional details of the configuration to get to the bottom of that.  Alternatively, ring up HP Support and report it to them.

 

I might also infer you're confused about how ARP and IP routing operates, and certainly how VMS displays that ARP information.  (The DHCP stuff leading to  What I *think* you're after here would either be a static host definition or acquiring host names via DNS services.  Configuring for and DNS services scales far better.

 

In general: VMS is not a "discoverable" operating system, nor is the TCP/IP Services product.  It's far too cryptic for that.  It's nowhere near as easy to operate as OS X or Windows.  Figuring out how VMS and IP works means reading the documentation and - unfortunately - making various mistakes.  This process takes a while; as much as a year or two, maybe longer.  I've been at this for longer, and I'm still learning.  Formal training, if that's how you prefer to learn, can be helpful here too, as can acquiring a formal support channel.   Or having somebody come in and do the baseline set-up and help work through parts of the platform port that you're apparently working on.

 

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robert70
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Message 5 of 10 (1,001 Views)

Re: tcpip stack failure of config utility

many thanks Hoff,

yes it does seem like a huge learning curve to be expert in the complexities of TCPIP on VMS!

I have rebuild the Operating system v8.4 but still getting the same error on the interface side

eg

 Configuration options:
%DCL-W-IVCHAR, invalid numeric value - check for invalid digits
 \%X|\

 

i had copied sysuaf.dat, rightslist.dat and sylogicals.com from the previous system

can something in those be causing this?

 

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robert70
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Re: tcpip stack failure of config utility

removed the copied sysuaf.dat and rightlist.dat from system disk reverted to original ones after new build and the tcpip interface error is away - now showing

HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS Interface & Address Configuration Menu

Hostname Details: Configured=eddy, Active=eddy

Configuration options:

0 - Set The Target Node (Current Node: EDDY)

1 - IE0 Menu (EIA0: TwistedPair 100mbps)
2 - 129.94.185.40/25 eddy Configured,Active

3 - IE1 Menu (EIB0: TwistedPair 1000mbps)

4 - IE2 Menu (EIC0: TwistedPair 1000mbps)

5 - IE3 Menu (EID0: TwistedPair 1000mbps)


[E] - Exit menu
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Hoff
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Re: tcpip stack failure of config utility

[ Edited ]

Please invest some time with the OpenVMS manuals and TCP/IP Services manuals, or with some customized OpenVMS training if that's how you prefer to learn, or (and this will be faster) acquire an escalation path.  Somebody that understands VMS and IP networking, and particularly with somebody that has the time to dedicate to assisting you in your quest to learn about VMS.

 

Copying those files is not something I'd recommend when starting out.  There's more to the "personality database" of a VMS host than in those few files, and copying those files without some care around the system environment can lead to odd file and directory ownerships, and to access that might be (incorrectly, unexpectedly) allowed, or denied.  The complexity here is that copying these files around can and will mostly work, and sometimes all the way into production.  But weird and arcane bugs can arise.    Here's a related discussion.

 

For the time being, leave one NIC configured and enabled.  Having more than one NIC enabled can (usually will) get into IP subnet routing and/or VLANs, and with whatever the local site is using for its network communications.

 

And there is a bug in that TCPIP$CONFIG tool (or something odd in the local environment) somewhere here, based on that DCL diagnostic in the earlier posting.

 

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robert70
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Re: tcpip stack failure of config utility

thanks
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DKC2
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Re: tcpip stack failure of config utility

This may occur when the parse style is set to extended.  To see your setting issue the following command:

 

$ show process /parse

 

Parse Style: Extended

 

 

Change the parse style to traditional to see if this corrects the issue:

 

$ set proc /parse=trad

 

$ show process /parse

 

Parse Style: Traditional

 

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Volker Halle
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Re: tcpip stack failure of config utility

Just for reference:

 

Check with SHOW PROC whether there is a valid User Identifier: [x,y] for the user invoking @TCPIP$CONFIG

 

If there is no Identifier name for the GROUP UIC, this error might happen. User Identifier: [xxx] would be shown in this case.

 

As a workaround: use a username with a valid User Identifier.

 

Volker.

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