-- William Gibson, All Tomorrow's Parties
Co-worker asked for this. After a few minutes poking at the Makefile, I just googled and hit this page which gave me what I needed.
Yay for lazyweb.
Our build files live on a Solaris 10 NFS server. The build client lives in a zone on a separate host. The build files are exported via v3 and tcp to the client.
Periodically the client would hang and require a zone reboot. Needless to say, this was astoundingly annoying if you didn't realize it had hung until you had started your build or push processes. An
init 6 always fixed it... for a while.
snoop on the NFS server, it looked like a bunch of tcp:664 packets came in and go... nowhere. They hit the interface and vanish. Gee, I thought. That's odd.
The first post is really the most useful. Different port, but same behavior.
After creating the
rmcp dummy service in
inetd, and restarting the zone, the problem has not resurfaced.
It's pretty interesting that this particular bug manifests because a chip on the motherboard eats traffic silently. "Interesting", anyway.