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HowTo: POA accessible from multiple IP-Addresses

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we need to migrate our internal IP-Range and decided to bind at the same time the new (and the old) IP-Range to all of our Servers (NetWare / OES2 / OES11).
This is also true for our OES11 SP1 Server running GroupWise 2012
How can we achieve that the POA is accessible from both IP-Ranges.

The documentation says that POA will bind to all available internal IP-Addresses if none is explicitly declared.
We tried clearing the IP-Address in ConsoleOne on the POA but that did have no effect. POA did still only bind on the old IP-Address.

Thanks
Andrej
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Re: HowTo: POA accessible from multiple IP-Addresses

Hi Andrej,

Basic thing, but I have to check.... ensure that you don't have the "Bind Exclusive" box ticked below the POA IP address in ConsoleOne.

Also check the POA startup file to ensure that the IP of the POA has not been explicitly set there.

GroupWise agents are normally rather "promiscuous" and bind to all available IP's unless expressly told not to do so!

Let us know how it goes.

Cheers,
Laura Buckley

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Re: HowTo: POA accessible from multiple IP-Addresses

In article <53330280.8808.0090.1@kabe-farben.ch>, Andrej Dimic wrote:
> How can we achieve that the POA is accessible from both IP-Ranges.

As per Laura's post make sure 'bind exclusive' is not selected, and
then you may have to stop and start the agents for them to listen.

To check on Linux what your agents are listing on
netstat -pln | grep gw

example output of POA on all IPs and a GWIA on just one IP
tcp 0 0 0.0.0.0:1677 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN 6634/gwpoa
tcp 0 0 10.11.0.42:25 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN 6740/gwia



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Antw: Re: HowTo: POA accessible from multiple IP-Addresses

Hi Andy

it works now, but i still do not understand every aspect how the IP-Address in POA is set.

I tried clearing the IP-Address in the POA-Object. Netstat shows :::1677
I tried setting 0.0.0.0 in the POA-Object. Netstat still shows :::1677 (should it not show 0.0.0.0:1677?)
When i set /ip-0.0.0.0 in the POA-Startup File, netstat shows 0.0.0.0:1677

but as i said, it works with :::1677.

Thanks Andrej



>>> Andy Konecny<konecnya@no-mx.forums.novell.com> 26.03.2014 20:43 >>>

In article <53330280.8808.0090.1@kabe-farben.ch>, Andrej Dimic wrote:

> How can we achieve that the POA is accessible from both IP-Ranges.

As per Laura's post make sure 'bind exclusive' is not selected, and
then you may have to stop and start the agents for them to listen.

To check on Linux what your agents are listing on
netstat -pln | grep gw

example output of POA on all IPs and a GWIA on just one IP
tcp 0 0 0.0.0.0:1677 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN 6634/gwpoa
tcp 0 0 10.11.0.42:25 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN 6740/gwia



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Re: Antw: Re: HowTo: POA accessible from multiple IP-Addresses

Hi.

On 28.03.2014 09:12, Andrej Dimic wrote:
> Hi Andy
> it works now, but i still do not understand every aspect how the IP-Address in
> POA is set.
> I tried clearing the IP-Address in the POA-Object.


That's fatal. The IP address in teh object is absolutely necessary, and
must be a real, individual IP that is suitable for the other GW
components to communicat with the POA. PLease set it back ASAP to a real
individual IP address, and afterwards run a rebuild on the post office
database. Otherwise your PO will most likely be cut off from the rest of
the world.

The only config necessary for your issue is, should the POA listen on
only that one address it's configured for (the checkbox bind exclusively
at the network address screen in consoleone), or does it listen on all
addresses (the above mentioned checkbox is cleared).

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Re: Antw: Re: HowTo: POA accessible from multiple IP-Addresses

Hi Massimo

ok, now i see and i did put in back a real IP-Address and i did clear the 'bind exclusive' checkbox.

Problem is that we work on a german ConsoleOne and there it says 'Nur an TCP/IP-Adresse binden'.
This translation is misleading (not to say wrong) as it is interpreted as bind only to the IP-Address and not to the IPX(SPX-Address (which is also in the POA-Network TAB.
To make clear that the choice is to either bind only to the IP-Address supplied or bind to every IP-Address, one would have to write.
'Nur an diese TCP/IP-Adresse binden'

Thanks
Andrej



>>> Massimo Rosen<mrosenNO@SPAMcfc-it.de> 28.03.2014 18:53 >>>

Hi.

On 28.03.2014 09:12, Andrej Dimic wrote:

> Hi Andy
> it works now, but i still do not understand every aspect how the IP-Address in
> POA is set.
> I tried clearing the IP-Address in the POA-Object.


That's fatal. The IP address in teh object is absolutely necessary, and
must be a real, individual IP that is suitable for the other GW
components to communicat with the POA. PLease set it back ASAP to a real
individual IP address, and afterwards run a rebuild on the post office
database. Otherwise your PO will most likely be cut off from the rest of
the world.

The only config necessary for your issue is, should the POA listen on
only that one address it's configured for (the checkbox bind exclusively
at the network address screen in consoleone), or does it listen on all
addresses (the above mentioned checkbox is cleared).

CU,
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Re: Antw: Re: HowTo: POA accessible from multiple IP-Addresses

On 31.03.2014 08:26, Andrej Dimic wrote:
> Hi Massimo
> ok, now i see and i did put in back a real IP-Address and i did clear the 'bind
> exclusive' checkbox.
> Problem is that we work on a german ConsoleOne and there it says 'Nur an
> TCP/IP-Adresse binden'.
> This translation is misleading (not to say wrong) as it is interpreted as bind
> only to the IP-Address and not to the IPX(SPX-Address (which is also in the
> POA-Network TAB.
> To make clear that the choice is to either bind only to the IP-Address supplied
> or bind to every IP-Address, one would have to write.
> 'Nur an diese TCP/IP-Adresse binden'


Stimmt. Ist mir noch gar nicht so aufgefallen.

In der ConsoelOne wird das aber sicher nicht mehr geändert werden, aber
ich prüfe das mal in der neuen Konsole von GW 2014 ob das da immernoch
so ist. Dann meld' ich das als bug.

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