AcuConnect Distributed Processing - Program missing or inaccessible

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PROBLEM

When AcuConnect Distributed Processing is under a heavy load the error message ‘Program missing or inaccessible’ maybe seen and the runtime will crash or hang.

This is reproduced when the Server is Linux and the client is Windows.

RESOLUTION

On a very fast network and performing thousands of socket operations, the server does not have enough time to close a socket before opening a new one and as a result it is running out of sockets.  The solution is to configure the operating system to reuse and recycle sockets. On Linux systems run the following commands as root:

    sysctl -w net.ipv4.tcp_tw_reuse=1

    sysctl -w net.ipv4.tcp_tw_recycle=1

 

To make this configuration permanent use:

    net.ipv4.tcp_tw_reuse=1

    net.ipv4.tcp_tw_recycle=1

in - /etc/sysctl.d/99-tcp-reuse.conf

then issue the following command:

    service procps start

 

It may also help to check and increase the current port range used. To find out what current port range is in use, use following command for example:

    sysctl net.ipv4.ip_local_port_range

    net.ipv4.ip_local_port_range = 32768     60999

The number of ports available, based on this output would be 28231 (60999-32768=28231).

 

The command to increase the number of ports:

    sysctl -w net.ipv4.ip_local_port_range="15000 64000"

 

The command to check the number of sockets that are currently in use:

    netstat -4 -6|grep localhost|wc

It should show something like the following.  The first number is the number of sockets in use:

     0       0       0

 

Keep running the netstat command to see if the number of sockets keeps increasing.  They should increase for each runtime connected but should not max out.

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