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Error [NCPL]: CChannel::connectSocket- Connection creation failed, error = 111

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Novell Kanaka for Mac
Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 (OES 2) Linux
Novell Open Enterprise Server 11 (OES 11) Linux
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10


After installing Novell Kanaka for Mac (2.7) on Open Enterprise Server 2.0.3, Kanaka would appear to load but checking it status would show it as "unused".

In checking /var/log/messages, multiple occurrences of the following messages were found:
   Jul  4 12:34:56 svr1 [NCPL]: CChannel::connectSocket- Connection creation failed, error = 111
   Jul  4 12:34:56 svr1 [NCPL]: CChannel::init- Connection creation failed, error = 111


Point "preferred-server=" in /etc/nam.conf to a server in the same tree (even the same server as Kanaka is running if nldap is running) and then run "namcd cache_refresh".  This will not only restart namcd but also flush any current data.


/etc/nam.conf file was pointing to a server in a different tree.

Additional Information

In trouble shooting, it was found that novell-afptcpd was not loaded and the afptcpd.log file showed:
[afptcpd] Starting afp daemon failed because novell-xregd daemon is not up.
   Please do a 'rcnovell-xregd start' as root and try to start afp.

As novell-afptcpd requires novell-xregd, checking "rcnovell-xregd start", it would fail with the following message:
   Starting novell-xregd...start_daemon: No such user or user id: novlxregd

Checking "getent passwd" displayed that novlxregd was not in the list of users returned; however, the user did show in iManager and had the proper "linux profile" information.  The problem is that /etc/nam.conf was pointing to a server in another tree.  So no valid LUM users or groups could be obtained.  Within a few minutes after updating /etc/nam.conf and running namcd cache_refresh, the proper users were available and novell-xregd & kanakaengined was able to run.


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  • Document ID:7010220
  • Creation Date:22-JUN-12
  • Modified Date:22-JUN-12
    • NovellKanaka for Mac
      Open Enterprise Server

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