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DCE-VMS DCEECO_030_2 DCE V3.0 for OpenVMS Alpha ECO Summary
TITLE: DCE-VMS DCEECO_030_2 DCE V3.0 for OpenVMS Alpha ECO Summary
NOTE:  An OpenVMS saveset or PCSI installation file is stored
       on the Internet in a self-expanding compressed file.
       For OpenVMS savesets, the name of the compressed saveset
       file will be kit_name.a-dcx_vaxexe for OpenVMS VAX or
       kit_name.a-dcx_axpexe for OpenVMS Alpha. Once the OpenVMS
       saveset is copied to your system, expand the compressed
       saveset by typing RUN kitname.dcx_vaxexe or kitname.dcx_alpexe.
       For PCSI files, once the PCSI file is copied to your system,
       rename the PCSI file to kitname.pcsi-dcx_axpexe or
       kitname.pcsi-dcx_vaxexe, then it can be expanded by typing
       RUN kitname.pcsi-dcx_axpexe or kitname.pcsi-dcx_vaxexe.  The
       resultant file will be the PCSI installation file which can be
       used to install the ECO.

New Kit Date:       22-JAN-2003
Modification Date:  Not Applicable
Modification Type:  NEW KIT

Copyright (c) Compaq Computer Corporation 2003.  All rights reserved.

PRODUCT:    Compaq DCE V3.0 ECO2 for OpenVMS Alpha

OP/SYS:     OpenVMS Alpha

SOURCE:     Compaq Computer Corporation


     ECO Kit Name:  DCEECO_030_2
     ECO Kits Superseded by This ECO Kit:  DCE030U01
     ECO Kit Approximate Size:  54992 Blocks
     Kit Applies To:  OpenVMS Alpha V6.2,V7.1-2,V7.2-1,V7.2-1H1,
                      Compaq DCE V3.0 ECO2 for OpenVMS Alpha
     System/Cluster Reboot Necessary:  No
     Rolling Re-boot Supported:  Not Applicable
     Installation Rating:  INSTALL_2
                           2 : To  be  installed  by   all  customers  using 
			       the  following	feature(s):

		               Compaq DCE V3.0 for OpenVMS

                           3:  To  be  installed  by  customers  experiencing
			       the  problems corrected.

		               Compaq COM for OpenVMS

     Kit Dependencies:

       The following remedial kit(s), or later, must be installed
       BEFORE installation of this, or any required kit:

  	     Version of OpenVMS             Required Kit(s)
	     ------------------         -----------------------------------------
	     Pre-V7.2                   DEC-AXPVMS-VMS62TO71U2_PCSI-V0200--4.PCSI

	     V7.2-1                     DEC-AXPVMS-VMS721_PCSI-V0100--4.PCSI

	     V7.2-1H1                   DEC-AXPVMS-VMS721H1_UPDATE-V0500--4.PCSI
	     V7.2-2                     DEC-AXPVMS-VMS722_UPDATE-V0100--4.PCSI

	     V7.3                       DEC-AXPVMS-VMS73_UPDATE-V0100--4.PCSI

	     V7.3-1                     No required kits

       In order to receive all the corrections listed in this
       kit, the following remedial kits should also be installed:



An ECO kit exists for DCE V3.0 on OpenVMS Alpha V6.2,V7.1-2,
V7.2-1,V7.2-1H1,V7.2-2,V7.3,V7.3-1. This kit addresses the following problems: 


      o  When a large number of ACMSxp Processing servers are stopped
         and re-started several times in a loop, DCE goes into a hang

           Images Affected:[SYSEXE]DCE$DCED.EXE

      o  On cancellation of an RPC-call, the BG devices (Sockets)that
         were allocated are not released.  Several such RPC call
         cancellations can result in a pileup of BG devices leading to a
         resource leak.

           Images Affected:[SYSLIB]DCE$LIB_SHR.EXE

      o  Memory leak is encountered in DCE/RPC when DCOM is functional
         in unauthenticated mode.

           Images Affected:[SYSLIB]DCE$LIB_SHR.EXE

      o  The DCE$DCED process terminates with the following error under

         (socket) rpc_socket_disp_select *** FATAL ERROR at SOCKDISPATCH.C;1\3755 ***

         %CMA-F-EXCCOP, exception raised; VMS condition code follows
         SYSTEM-F-OPCCUS,opcode reserved to customer fault at PC=00000000007043A8,
         PS=0 000001B
         %SYSTEM-F-ABORT, abort

           Images Affected:[SYSLIB]DCE$SOCKSHR_IP.EXE

      o  The login context specific to application processes expires
         immediately after starting ACMSxp TP system.  The TP System
         makes use of credentials obtained after a dce_login with
         "acmsxp_svr" as the principal name.

         Klist fails with the following error:

         No DCE identity available:  No currently established network
         identity for which context exists (dce / sec)

           Images Affected:[SYSLIB]DCE$LIB_SHR.EXE

      o  The DCE$DCED process aborts with SYSTEM-F-ACCVIO when a command
         procedure containing dce_login and ACMSxp commands is executed
         in an infinite loop.

           Images Affected:[SYSLIB]DCE$LIB_SHR.EXE

      o  DCE V3.0 RPC Only configuration fails on systems with TCPWARE
         as the IP product.  The configuration program terminates

           Images Affected:[SYSMGR]DCE$RPC_STARTUP.COM

      o  There was a case where a NULL pointer check was not being made
         in RPC Runtime code.  The new image takes care of this problem.

           Images Affected:[SYSLIB]DCE$LIB_SHR.EXE

      o  DCE Client configuration fails in certain cell configurations
         running HP UNIX DCE Servers.  Client Configuration aborts with
         the following error message:

            Attempting to locate security server

            *** Error: can't locate security server (exiting)
            >>> getcellinfo:  can't obtain handle to security server
            Entry not found (dce / rpc)

           Images Affected:[SYSMGR]DCE$SETUP.COM

      o  DCE startup fails after a system reboot.  The startup procedure
         fails while starting the CDS Name Service Advertiser daemon.
         DCE$SETUP reports the following error message

               "Error Starting CDSADVER"

           Images Affected:[SYSEXE]DCE$CDSADVER.EXE

      o  Configuration Verification Procedure (CVP) on 3.0 fails
         intermittently with the following error.

         %CMA-F-EXCCOPLOS, exception raised; some information lost
         -DCERPC-F-COMMFAILURE, communications failure (dce / rpc)
         DCE for OpenVMS Alpha V3.0 CVP failed.

           Images Affected:[SYSEXE]DCE$DCESX.EXE

      o  On completion of a CVP run, user was prompted twice to Hit the
         Return Key for displaying the SETUP menu.

           Press  to continue . . .
           Press  to continue . . .

         DCE$SETUP now displays the SETUP Menu with the first Carriage
         Return itself.

           Images Affected:[SYSMGR]DCE$SETUP.COM

      o  While configuring LDAP Clients into a LDAP Server Cell, the
         DCE$SETUP program does not report the 'password validation
         failure' message when there is a password mismatch.  The user
         is now informed of the password mismatch and prompted again for
         the right entry.

           Images Affected:[SYSMGR]DCE$SETUP.COM

      o  DCE Online Help was not properly structured.  Having all the
         Help topics at the top level of Help clutters up the DCL Help.
         New DCE DCL Help Library fixes the problem.

           Images Affected:[SYSHLP]DCEDCL.HLP

      o  When a call to rpc_binding_from_string_binding fails, the
         subsequent calls to this function hang forever.  New RPC
         Runtime library fixes the bug in

           Images Affected:[SYSLIB]DCE$LIB_SHR.EXE

      o  When running DCOM applications between Windows 2000 and VMS
         systems, several RPC_CN_CREATE_AUTH_INFO messages are logged
         into the DCOM$RPCSS.OUT file leading to exhaustion in disk
         space.  This problem has now been resolved in the new image.
         User will need to define a logical "DCE_DISABLE_LOGGING" to 1
         either system or process wide for disabling the error messages.




           Images Affected:[SYSLIB]DCE$LIB_SHR.EXE

      o  Failure to detect or ping an active Windows 2000 Client while
         running Authenticated DCOM between a Windows 2000 and Open VMS
         System would cause the DCOM Server applications to timeout and
         run down after a period of about 10 minutes.

         Several "RPC_CN_AUTH_VFY_CLIENT_REQ" error messages appear in
         DCOM$RPCSS.OUT file in intervals of 2 minutes

         2001-10-02-17:01:58.468-04:00I0.629 PID#330 ERROR rpc auth
         CNSASSM.C;1 4654 0x01eb9740 RPC_CN_AUTH_VFY_CLIENT_REQ on
         server failed:  invalid handle (dce /rpc)

           Images Affected:[SYSLIB]DCE$LIB_SHR.EXE

      o  Serviceability logging feature does not log the RPC information
         into the log files, though it creates the file.

           Images Affected:[SYSLIB]DCE$LIB_SHR.EXE

      o  Enabling Kerberos 5 Services on Alpha 7.3 and above aborts with
         the following error message.

             assert error: expression =context->refcount > 0, in file
             %SYSTEM-F-OPCCUS, opcode reserved to customer fault at
             PC=FFFFFFFF80A5E7F4, PS=0000001B

           Images Affected:[SYSEXE]DCE$KCFG.EXE

      o  RPC Fatal Exceptions are reported in DCOM$RPCSS.OUT when
         running DCOM applications from Windows 2000 after a new login.

         DCOM$RPCSS process reports the following exception in the OUT

         2002-04-18-15:04:17.604-04:00I0.113 PID#21370 FATAL rpc recv CNRCVR.C;5
         563 0x015a5740
                (rpc_cn_network_receiver) Unexpected exception was raised

           Images Affected:[SYSLIB]DCE$LIB_SHR.EXE

      o  When the audit daemon is enabled from the dce_setup command
         procedure, it fails with the following error.

             ***Could not execute DCECP command:
             ***Dcecp -c audfilter create world -at {dce_sec_modify {failure denial}all}
             ***%CLI-W-ABVERB, ambiguous command verb - supply more characters
             *** Error: dcecp -c audfilter create world -at {dce_sec_modify {failure
             denial} all} failed (continuing)

             Audit daemon configuration failed

           Images Affected:[SYSEXE]DCE$AUDITD.EXE

      o  DCE client example programs located in
         [SYSHLP.EXAMPLES.DCE.RPC] generated using IDL "-trace
         log_manager" option access violate.  The access viloation
         occurs when the symbol RPC_LOG_FILE is defined.

              %SYSTEM-F-ACCVIO, access violation, reason mask=00, virtual
              address=000000000000 0000, PC=0000000000239F68, PS=0000001B

           Images Affected:[SYSLIB]DCE$LIB_SHR.EXE

      o  DCE Startup Procedure hangs during an upgrade from 1.5 to 3.0
         in RPC Only Configuration

           Images Affected:[SYSMGR]DCE$SETUP.COM


  o  When an invalid dcecp command is entered, the user is returned
     to the DCL prompt instead of the dcecp prompt.  In the example
     below, after the  error  is  displayed,  the  "dcecp>"  prompt
     should  be output to allow the user to correct the command and

        $ dcecp
        dcecp> errtext 2350-
        Error: The value '2350-' is not a valid integer error code.

        Images Affected:  [SYSEXE]DCE$DCECP.EXE

  o  An  ACCVIO  occurs  when  configuring  Kerberos  on   pre-V7.2
     versions  of OpenVMS.  The installation should not install MIT
     Kerberos files on pre-V7.2  Alpha  systems  and  configuration
     should  not  ask questions for MIT Kerberos support on systems
     that do not support the option.  Below  is  a  sample  of  the

        $ dce_setup configure

        Configuring Kerberos...
        %SYSTEM-F-ACCVIO, access violation, reason mask=00, virtual
        0001, PC=00000000004D0F50, PS=0000001B

        Images Affected: [SYSMGR]DCE$SETUP.COM

  o  While converting a DTS local server to a  DTS  global  server,
     the following error is received:

     *********************** ERROR ***********************
     ** An error occurred attempting to log in to DCE with 
     *** principal name "cell_admin"
     Password Validation Failure. - cannot log in with
     zero-length password (dce / sec)

         Images Affected:  [SYSMGR]DCE$SETUP.COM

  o  DCE processes should be able to produce dumps during  abnormal
     termination.   They  do  not.In  order  to  be able to produce
     dumps, user is granted the the  option  of  setting  the  dump
     logical 'DCE$DUMP_DAEMONS'.The dump daemons logical can be set


         Images Affected:  [SYSMGR]DCE$SETUP.COM

  o  A DCOM user, running in Unauthenticated mode (no  NT  security
     credentials), fails, as follows:

         $ run sserver
         Server: CoRegisterClassObject: (null)(ee1282ca)
         Server: Done
         $ set message sys$message: DCE$RPC_MSG.EXE
         $ exit %xee1282ca
         %DCERPC-E-CANTLISTENSOCKE, cannot listen on socket (dce / rpc)

         Images Affected:  [SYSLIB]DCE$LIB_SHR.EXE

  o  CNSASSM.C is not checking some memory allocation pointers  for

         Images Affected:  [SYSLIB]DCE$LIB_SHR.EXE

  o  According  to  the  OSF  documentation  when  a  user  defined
     authorization  function  returns  false, the status value from
     the user supplied function is to be returned  to  the  client.
     The      RPC      runtime      always      returns      status
     "rpc_s_mgmt_op_disallowed"  when  the  user  function  returns

         Images Affected:  [SYSLIB]DCE$LIB_SHR.EXE

  o  ETGET and other tools should be but are not installed  by  the
     DCE 3.0 upgrade.

  o  An attempt to start DCE fails after the start of the  DCE$SECD
     daemon.   The error "Dcecp server ping was unsuccessful on all
     endpoints" is output to the terminal.  This error message  has
     been changed to:

     Unable to acquire initial login context: Authentication
     ticket expired.  Please restart DCED

     Which is more descriptive of the real  problem  and  indicates
     how to fix the problem, i.e.  restart DCED

         Images Affected:  [SYSMGR]DCE$SETUP.COM

  o  The DCE security daemon,  DCE$SECD,  aborts  with  an  ACCVIO.
     Analysis  using the SYS$MANAGER:JPI.COM tool shows the process
     is continually leaking page file quota.

         Images Affected:  [SYSEXE]DCE$SECD.EXE

  o  DCED  can  crash  with  an  ACCVIo  at   VA=0,   PC=2C10E4.The
     DCE$DCED.OUT file shows:

     No ticket
     11/06/00 23:29:42 - Starting credentials cleanup
     11/07/00 00:29:43 - Starting credentials cleanup
     11/07/00 01:29:43 - Starting credentials cleanup
     Old version
     11/07/00 02:29:47 - Starting credentials cleanup
     11/07/00 03:29:47 - Starting credentials cleanup
     11/07/00 04:29:47 - Starting credentials cleanup
     %CMA-F-EXCCOP, exception raised; VMS condition code follows
     -SYSTEM-F-ACCVIO, access violation, reason mask=04, virtual
     address=0000000000000000, PC=00000000002C10E4, PS=0000001B

         Images Affected:  [SYSLIB]DCE$LIB_SHR.EXE

  o  A DCE server or client process that needs to maintain a  login
     context  crashes  with  an ACCVIO.For example the DCE$CDSCLERK
     can fail with the following  ACCVIO  in  the  DCE$CDSCLERK.OUT

     %SYSTEM-F-ACCVIO, access violation, reason mask=00, virtual
     address=0000000000000068, PC=0000000000989D50, PS=0000001B

         Images Affected:  [SYSLIB]DCE$LIB_SHR.EXE

  o  Cannot configure and start an RPC only  configuration  on  DCE
     V3.0.  Running uuidgen results in the error:

     $ run sys$system:dce$uuidgen
       %UUIDGEN-F-RPC_MESSAGE, Received Error Status: "no IEEE
       802 hardware address"

         Images Affected:  [SYSLIB]DCE$LIB_SHR.EXE

  o  kdestroy   does   not   delete   the   credential   files   at

         Images Affected:  [SYSLIB]DCE$LIB_SHR.EXE

  o  During startup, whenever  a  client  application  imports  the
     binding  information  from the name service database using the
     rpc call rpc_ns_binding_import_next( )while having  less  than
     13  free event flags the RPC call fails with the 'name service
     unavailable' error.

         Images Affected:  [SYSLIB]DCE$SOCKSHR_IP.EXE

  o  After 10 to 12 hours DCE$CDSD and DCE$GDAD  will  ACCVIO.   At
     that moment it is in a process to refresh the Server Identity.
     However  this  refresh   activity   fails   with   the   error

         Images Affected:  [SYSEXE]DCE$CDSD.EXE

  o  While modifying DTS configuration from Local Server to  Clerk,
     the DTS entity representing the DTS server still exists in the
     lan-profile.  The server entry should not exist.

         Images Affected:  [SYSMGR]DCE$SETUP.COM


No reboot is necessary after successful installation of the kit.

Install this kit with the POLYCENTER Software installation utility
by logging into the SYSTEM account, and typing the following at the
DCL prompt:


The kit location may be a tape drive, CD, or a disk directory that
contains the kit.

Additional help on installing PCSI kits can be found by typing
HELP PRODUCT INSTALL at the system prompt

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