Hello Ferhat.

What NasType are you using, and what does your finger say when it times out?
Try running it by hand, to see.

With that information, we might be able add a patch that will detect a timeout
and not delete the user.

Cheers.


On Jun 11, 10:30am, Ferhat Dilman wrote:
> Subject: (RADIATOR) finger problem
> Hi,
>
> We are using Radiator 2.13.1 on Solaris with Oracle v8.
>
> There are several POP's and we use finger for ghost sessions. We use Ascend
> TNTs.
>
> Radiator is in location Istanbul for example, and one of the POP's are in
> other city e.g. Ankara. When the line goes down between Istanbul-Ankara, and
> the user tries to logon in Istanbul, since the user information still on
> RADONLINE, it tries to check it thru finger and since the line is down,
> finger WAITS! a longtime thus Radiator does not respond other requests till
> the finger request is finished (single process that is).
>
> Then eventually finger timeouts and the session is deleted from RADONLINE
> and user is permitted. However this has two problems:
> 1- User may be still online in Ankara (thus simultanous sessions)
> 2- finger waits too long and no user auth is accepted till timeout of finger
>
> Any solutions to finger problem when the line is down? How can we
> automatically cancel finger requests if the line is down between POP and
> Radiator-Host location?
>
> Thanks very much,
>
> Ferhat
>
>
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