Is there any restriction on max # objects in a group?
RALEIGH NETWORKING SUPPORT CENTER (RALY - NA/ATS)
IBM eNetwork Firewall V3.2 for AIX
Customer has 800+ entries in /etc/sockd.conf on FireWall 2.2 system. On
the FW 3211 system, I created a single connection with source called
socks (a group containing network host objects) to allow socks
connection. I used cmd line option to build all 800 network host objects
successfully. Then I tried to use the configuration gui to put all the
host objects into the group. But gui failed with message like
"connection lost ..., re login..." when ok button pressed from the
network object window (with 3~400 objectes already in the group). When I
tried to add more through the command line, it caused segmentation fault
with core. Please advise:
1. What is the max. number objects can be included in a single group?
2. Is there any APAR opened for the problem that I encountered?
3. Can group network object include another group?
Thank you for your help.
I will have to check with development for answers to some of your
questions; however, let me also be sure I follow your description.
You create your 800 objects using fwxmigrate. Then you tried to
put these objects into a group using the Config Client GUI. Then
you had the problems described . . . is this correct?
This is evidently a known problem and a fix has been developed but
has not been made available just yet. You will be able to FTP the
fix from ftp://testcase.software.ibm.com. I will reopen this item
as soon as I get the name(s) of the files you need.
Thank you fgor using ASKQ.
Please see previous update from Trish.
Hi. There is now a fix available:
The above URL should take you right to it.
Thank you for using ASKQ.
I have checked ftp://testcase.software.ibm.com/aix/fromibm, file
fwutils.a is not there. Please advise. Thanks.
I apologize for the inconvenience. I will check with development to
ensure the fix got out there on the server and make sure I gave you
the correct name. I will reopen this item as soon as I hear back from
I just talked to someone on the development team and they informed me
that files put on this FTP site are automatically purged after 3 days.
So they have placed it out there again at URL;
ftp://testcase.software.ibm.com/aix/fromibm/ Look for the file named
fwutils.a (in lower case letters) toward the middle of the list.
Thanks for using ASKQ.
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