I have a customer with a 170 that has been running and running for years.
We rarely touch it.
In the past 2 weeks I have received a few calls about printers that have
stopped working. In looking at the spool job's joblog, I can see message
that the system has run out of port for LPD/LPR printing. Further
inspection of the NETSTAT (option 3) screen indicates that there are
literally thousands of jobs initiated from the iSeries to the printer in a
TIMED-WAIT status, with idle times measured in days.
In looking at other iSeries boxes, it appears that for every spool file send
from the iSeries to a printer, the iSeries opens a new connection with a
local port to port 515 on the printer, sends the data, goes idle, and after
about 60-90 seconds, the connection disappears.
So, what is my customer with the 170's connections not ending gracefully????
BTW, the client is at V5R1.
Carl J. Galgano
EDI Consulting Services, Inc.
530 Roselane Street
Marietta, GA 30060