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Hardware / Trap 000e and Sockets
« on: November 23, 2019, 03:33:35 pm »
As some of you probably have noticed I have been trying to deal with some server issues that have built up over the years as a result of it being left unattended, (due to personal tragedy), now that I have the time.

I have most of them wrapped up and only one is outstanding; sometimes my server will trap;
Trap 000e; Sockets.
It doesn't happen often, but contrary to that, it did so twice yesterday which probably means that it is increasing in frequency. But whether that is true or not, I have to deal with it.

The problem with traps generated by TCP/IP socket I thought had been permanently deal with by IBM with their last TCP/IP update. As a result of that one seldom reads anything about it anymore.

Has anyone here experienced such issues and if so, have any pointers on where to look?
My guess would be crappy NIC drivers, but I need to have more to go on before spending money on something that may not solve the problem.

Thank-you.


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Networking / Re: OS/2 to Ubuntu: Any options other than Samba?
« on: November 23, 2019, 03:17:37 pm »
Thank-you for replying Sean.

I haven't looked into NFS in a long time and I have no memories of ever using it.

When I can clear some time I will do just that.

Any caveats, (or suggestions), that I should be aware of?

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Networking / OS/2 to Ubuntu: Any options other than Samba?
« on: November 22, 2019, 06:07:42 pm »
I have been using Samba to connect my LAN for years now.

However, catering to Samba under the Ubuntu upgrades, (getting the OS/2 machines to continue to see Samba shares hosted by Ubuntu), has been time consuming at a point in my life when I simply do not have the time.

Are there any other options to connect all machines on the LAN, (Windows 7, eCS & Ubuntu), that does not add security risks?

(FTP is not enough).

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Setup & Installation / Re: Trying to solve server crash
« on: November 21, 2019, 07:56:22 pm »
Unfortunately, it no longer matters. The "Lite" version faired no better than the "Full" version; locked solid after a few hours.

I reloaded from a Unimaintenance backup, (easier than uninstalling).

Too damn bad.



Grrrr...

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General Discussion / Re: Yahoo Groups End of Life
« on: November 21, 2019, 03:55:14 pm »
Is there any OS/2 based software that can do the same thing as Yahoo Groups for the OS/2+ based groups?

If such a thing exists then maybe someone can take up the mantle and we can move ourselves somewhat out of the control of the wims of corporations.

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Setup & Installation / Re: Trying to solve server crash
« on: November 21, 2019, 03:50:37 pm »
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XFolder / XWorkplace; it's the same thing.
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As I said, (and as most people here know), XWorkplace is XFolder renamed; the two names are often used interchangeably.
I can not speak for the 'most people here' but IMO these statements are very ignorant and misleading.

Do you now?

Well, I thought about suggesting that your remarks be moved to the forum category labeled
"Rude Members Who Have No Tact, Social Graces or Friends"... but I have the grace to never do such a thing. 8)

So,it is fortunate that you have openly admitted that you do not speak for others here... others who in fact do have the tact to construct their responses to maintain social peace in this old and venerable forum. ;)

One can only hope that others have the ability to learn...


To Doug; I have installed the lite version of XWorkplace that you recommended and so far so good... now if only I can find out how to get rid of the trashcan since the XWorkplace setup object doesn't appear to have been created. I suspect that this is the norm for the "Lite" version.

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Setup & Installation / Re: Trying to solve server crash
« on: November 21, 2019, 01:13:23 pm »
Excellent!

I shall down load it and give it a go.

Thanks for the heads up.

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Setup & Installation / Re: Trying to solve server crash
« on: November 21, 2019, 02:27:17 am »
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As I said, (and as most people here know), XWorkplace is XFolder renamed; the two names are often used interchangeably.

Well, modern XWorkplace is certainly NOT the predecessor XFolder, and the names should NOT be used interchangeably. That is confusing, at best.

Correct Doug; Xfolder is the predecessor to XWorkplace, (not the other way around), which was picked up after Ulrich moved away from OS/2.


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I test later versions every now and again to see if that has changed; so far is hasn't.

It has changed, for the better, but only parts of it have been updated (mostly XCenter). Other parts are still somewhat unstable, under some conditions. That is one of the main reasons to have the limited function (lite) versions (eWorkplace, for eCS, and the Arca Noae lite version). They omitted the most troublesome parts. It has been my experience, that just having XWP lite installed really doesn't cause instability. Using XWP lite, on my main machine, does cause problems, unless I clean my INI files (cleanini, and FPOS), every couple of weeks (which also includes a reboot). How often you need to do that, depends on exactly how you use the machine. A server, where you don't use the desktop much, is probably good for much longer than a machine where you use the desktop every day. Sometimes, I clean the INI files more often, if the machine starts to do strange things. It usually restores stability, and if not, I go looking for other things.

XWP is a wonderful add on, for OS/2. It adds a lot of desktop function that plain OS/2 does not have, However, as with all software, it always has ways to cause trouble. Overall, I find it worth the effort, for machines where I use the desktop. On a server, where you would rarely use the desktop, it may not be worthwhile.

Is XWP Lite being updated still? If so, I wouldn't mind giving that a try.

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Setup & Installation / Re: Trying to solve server crash
« on: November 20, 2019, 01:34:24 pm »
As I said, (and as most people here know), XWorkplace is XFolder renamed; the two names are often used interchangeably.

The latest version of it is 1-0-13b1.

Normally, I do not use it on my servers because it does cause instability there where the machine is stressed.

However, I tried version *.12, (first time in a long while), when it was released in hope that it would not cause the same issues; it did, so I removed it.

When *.13b1 came out I gave that one a try. Oddly, it remained stable up until a week ago. I uninstalled it 2/3 days ago and I haven't had a lockup since, the server running continuously and smooth. Whether something I updated after installing version *.13b1 triggered it to misbehave or not I do not know. I do know that I would rather have it than not, but server stablity is of paramount importance and takes presidence over all else.

I do not have issues with stability while using it on any of my other OS/2 based machines, but none of them work so hard as the server and I have always had issues of stability while using it once installed, on every version of every server that I have ever had since the 90s. I test later versions every now and again to see if that has changed; so far is hasn't. Too bad.

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Setup & Installation / Re: Trying to solve server crash
« on: November 19, 2019, 04:32:40 pm »
XFolder / XWorkplace; it's the same thing.

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Applications / Re: XWP and folder file size listing
« on: November 19, 2019, 04:16:42 pm »
If all you're interested in is a larger command line window, add this to the "Parameters" field of whatever object you use to start 'cmd.exe':
/k mode 104,43

For the command line window that XWP adds to folder menus, I use this to increase the size and change the current directory:
/k mode 104,43 & cd %*

Another way to open a command line in the desired directory is to drop a file or folder on this object.

Neat!

Thanks for that
Rich!

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Setup & Installation / Re: Trying to solve server crash
« on: November 19, 2019, 03:53:20 pm »
I removed logdaem.exe from the CONFIG.SYS and it made no difference.

However, I did uninstall XFolder and the server has now been running for a day and half without a crash. I find that very odd since for as I said in a  previous post, it ran for about a month installed without incident.

I like the enhancements that XFolder adds and I'm reluctant to do without it, but it things are not stable with it then I may well have no choice, but to keep it off the system.

Grrrr..
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Setup & Installation / Re: Trying to solve server crash
« on: November 16, 2019, 06:31:42 pm »
This is not a new server setup, but a very long running one.

Nothing has really changed. I did install the latest XFolder a while back, but this latest problem has come in only recently... in the past week or so I shall say. Unless something can take a while to ferment, (a month or so), I cannot see any connection between the two. However, I probably should remove it and see if it makes any difference.

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Setup & Installation / Re: Trying to solve server crash
« on: November 15, 2019, 06:53:27 pm »
There is always the possibility that this is a hardware issue, however, as long as the entry in the log is consistently the same program, so that has to be eliminated first. If it were never the same thing or no logs had any recent errorsin them then I would focus more on the hardware.

It is a hard lock though, not a soft lock; everything locks solid without indication as to what is causing it not even the mouse or any monitor moves. Not even the 3-finger salut does anything. And it is completely inconsistant as to when it will happen, for example the server has been up for over seven hours right now without incident. And then it might lockup solid every few minutes. I have replaced some hardware, (video card), and shuffled around where my USB mouse connector is, but nothing had any effect; nothing made it worse or better.

So, back to the issue of the logdaem entry in the POPUP.LOG. What does that program even do? I looked for some information on it, but there is very little within OS/2 itself on it, nor in any book that I have. The obvious answer is that it controls the logging of certain, (or all), log files that OS/2 generates, but that's just a guess. It may not be related to OS/2 itself, but something else running under the OS.

An easy test is to remove it from the CONFIG.SYS and see if anything different manifest. I think I'll give that a go.

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Setup & Installation / Re: Trying to solve server crash
« on: November 14, 2019, 12:50:16 pm »
At this point I'm trying to stick with what I know. I know that there is something popping up in the POPUP.LOG that shouldn't be there.
I can't say for certain if it is related to the crashes, but the frequency of it gives me pause for cause and it is the first place that I should look.

Either way, that issue has to be addressed. Once it is I will fix it and if my server instability perisists then I shall proceed onto the next most likely cause.

I have not seen that entry in the log before after using OS/2 for decades. It is also interesting to note that those entries started appearing on the 6th of November which is around the time that the server became unstable.

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