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strange gethostsbyname error...

the gethostbyname call starts to fail about a 1/2 hour after the server 
software is taken down for the night.  I got the client to agree to let me 
test with it for the day so we're running one right now with h_errno being 
printed out via hstrerror but it's going to be about 20 minutes until it 
starts to fail.

Now could this have anything to do with the TCP socket being open on one 
system and closed on the other?  Or when the socket times out?  I'm asking 
because currently there is still a socket connection on the Linux box from 
when the server code was up and running on the AS/400.

When it looses the connection to the server it runs this procedure every two 
or three seconds:



send handshake message
but as I said, after about a 1/2 hour gethostbyname starts to fail.

>From: "Jerry Feldman" <gerald.feldman at>
>To: discuss at
>Subject: Re: strange gethostsbyname error...
>Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 10:21:39 -0400
>How often does this occur? Does this occur every day?
>Again, without having any additional analysis, if it occurs several times a
>day, then bracketing the gethostbyname() function might help, since it
>effectively opens the local host database.
>On 18 Jun 2002 at 14:03, Frank Ramsay wrote:
> >
> > typoe on my part.  it says files.  (hard to concentrate with the client
> > walking in every five minutes asking if it's fixed yet.
>Jerry Feldman
>Enterprise Systems Group
>Hewlett-Packard Company
>200 Forest Street MRO1-3/F1
>Marlboro, Ma. 01752
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