DCE-VMS ALPDCE03_014 DCE V1.4 OpenVMS Alpha ECO Summary
TITLE: DCE-VMS ALPDCE03_014 DCE V1.4 OpenVMS Alpha ECO Summary
NOTE: An OpenVMS saveset or PCSI installation file is stored
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The name of the compressed file will be kit_name-dcx_vaxexe
for OpenVMS VAX or kit_name-dcx_axpexe for OpenVMS Alpha.
Once the file is copied to your system, it can be expanded
by typing RUN compressed_file. The resultant file will
be the OpenVMS saveset or PCSI installation file which
can be used to install the ECO.
© Copyright 1998 Compaq Computer Corporation. All rights reserved.
PRODUCT: Distributed Computing Environment For OpenVMS (DCE)
OP/SYS: DIGITAL OpenVMS Alpha
SOURCE: Compaq Computer Corporation
ECO Kit Name: ALPDCE03_014
ECO Kits Superseded by This ECO Kit: ALPDCE02_014
ECO Kit Approximate Size: 28,357 Blocks
Saveset A - 90 Blocks
Saveset B - 28,242 Blocks
Cover Letter - 25 Blocks
Kit Applies To: OpenVMS Alpha V6.1, V6.1-1H1, V6.1-1H2,
V6.2, V6.2-1H1, V6.2-1H2,
V6.2-1H3, V7.0, V7.1,
System/Cluster Reboot Necessary: No (See Installation Notes)
Rolling Re-boot Supported: Not Applicable
Installation Rating: 2 - To be installed on all systems running
the listed version(s) of OpenVMS and
using the following feature(s):
This remedial kit contains many Year 2000
related fixes. Any system running DCE
must have this kit installed.
The following remedial kit(s) must be installed BEFORE
installation of this kit:
In order to receive all the corrections listed in this
kit, the following remedial kits should also be installed:
ECO KIT SUMMARY:
An ECO kit exists for DCE V1.4 on OpenVMS Alpha V6.1 through V7.1-1H1.
This kit addresses the following problems:
Problems addressed in the ALPDCE03_014 kit:
o Configuring an OpenVMS DCE 1.4 client into a Gradient server
running on NT 4.0 results in the following error:
Establishing security environment for principal "cell_admin" . . .
**************************** ERROR ****************************
*** An error occurred while setting up the security environment
*** using principal name "cell_admin"
Error: Cannot validate identity for principal "cell_admin"
who are you failed (dce / rpc) 236094202
o Servers abort with the following error messages:
*** FATAL ERROR at SOCKDISPATCH.C;1\3668***
%CMA-F-EXCCOP, exception raised; VMS condition code follows
-SYSTEM-F-OPCCUS, opcode reserved to customer fault at
o User applications passing fixed arrays containing structures
between Alpha OpenVMS and other platforms encounter corruption
in the array contents.
o IDL compiler does not find file in a search list:
$ define idl_sources W1:[GUY.DCE_EXAMPLES.TEST1],
$ Directory W1:[GUY.DCE_EXAMPLES.TEST1]
TEST1.IDL;1 3/3 6-JAN-1993 10:54:38.21 (RWED,RWED,,RE,)
Total of 1 file, 3/3 blocks.
$ sho log idl_sources
"IDL_SOURCES" = "W1:[GUY.DCE_EXAMPLES.TEST1]" (LNM$PROCESS_TABLE)
$ set def idl_sources
%IDL-E-OPENREAD, Unable to open idl_sources:[guy]test1.idl
for read access
%IDL-E-SYSERRMSG, System error message: no such file or directory
%IDL-F-COMPABORT, Compilation aborted
Problems addressed in the ALPDCE02_014 kit:
o The ALPDCE01_014 remedial kit did not install on OpenVMS Alpha
hardware versions. The ALPDCE02_014 remedial kit corrects
Problems addressed in the ALPDCE01_014 kit:
o When the security server is not running, sec_login_refresh_identity()
returns an undocumented status code, 336760967. The documentation
states that the sec_rgy_server_unavailable status code should be
returned. Example programs from OSF and other vendors show the
refresh thread testing for the sec_rgy_server_unavailable status
to determine if the refresh should be retried.
o Executing any RPCLM command results in a fault invalid bound
message on Alpha systems.
$RPCLM String Binding of Server:ncadg_ip_udp:18.104.22.168
%CMA-F-EXCCOPLOS, exception raised; some information lost
-DCERPC-E-FAULTINVALIDBOU, fault invalid bound (DCE / RPC)
o In the directory DCE$SPECIFIC:[KRB5], there are hundreds of
versions of KRB5KDC_RCACHE created by the DCE$SECD process.
These files do get cleaned up during a CLEAN operation but,
they are not cleaned up during a start or restart of DCE.
o If you do not include prior to including
the header will not compile because it uses the datatype FILE*.
o Attempting a kinit on an OpenVMS system results in the
$ kinit cell_admin
representation of principal when parsing name T@
o When an 'Illegal state transition' occurs, the correct state
is not reported. The code corrupts the state before
reporting it. A state of 255 is reported and is meaningless
because it is the code for No State.
o Print 4 digit years on output from DCE processes. Allow four
digit data inputs from DCE administration functions. Fix leap
year calculations for years after 2017.
o It has been discovered that OSF/DCE has a potential problem in
the security server that could allow for a denial of service
If a principal, group, or organization is greater than 1024
characters (including the cell name, so the actual name limit
is less than 1024) when passed to security daemon (secd), it
will cause secd core dump. The buffer is overrun causing
memory corruption. In certain cases, the lookup attempt (or
add or whatever) on the client will then rebind to another
secd to make the request, eventually crashing all security
daemons in the cell.
o The new Pathway IP version can cause DCE setup to abort
abruptly with error messages. Pathway changes the output of
an image that returns the Pathway version. This causes output
parsing routines to fail because they search for runtime on
the line containing the version.
No reboot is necessary after successful installation of the kit.
However, DCE must be re-started after the kit is installed to
complete the installation of the new DCE images. DCE can be
restarted with the command:
Files on this server are as follows: