The Question is:
TCPIP V5.0a ECO 2
We have a "phantom" BG device which somehow created by TCPIP, but now
it seems to be "lost".
At the DCL level we see it as BG129:, owned by the process
TCPIP$INET_ACP. Looks like any other BG device on the system.
However, inside TCPIP, when the command
"$TCPIP SHOW DEVICE BG129:" is issued, it gives a warning, like this :
"%TCPIP-W-NODEVSOCK, device_socket not found".
The command "$TCPIP DISCONN DEVICE BG129" also don't work.
What gives ? How could we get rid of this device ?
(It might be created by TCPIP when it tries to start up a service, and when
that service fails to start or stay up, leaving this device orphaned.
This device might also still connected that service, which gives us another
Any help appreciated... Thanks. Csaba
The Answer is :
This is normal and expected, and please don't mess with it.
(There is a known case where a BG device is not properly removed
when the I/O channel is closed when using TCP/IP Services V5.1
prior to ECO 1. This problem is not known to exist on V5.0A