Microsoft KB Archive/105289
SMTP: Gateway Hangs Using Novell LAN Workplace for DOS
The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Mail Gateway to SMTP, version 3.0
The Microsoft Mail Gateway to SMTP may hang during message transmission when using Novell's TCP/IP product for the PC (LAN Workplace for DOS). This error appears:
ERROR write: (9) Bad file number
The following lines appear in the log file as errors when you use the -CD and -LACSY options with SMTPGATE. (NOTE: Each error appears on one on one long line in the log file; they are broken here due to formatting restrictions.)
[rx] 451 net hang reading from SMTP_GATEWAY_MACHINE: Connection timed out during HELO with SMTPSMART_HOST.
14:34:25 - ERROR Invalid response to MAIL: 451 net hang reading from SMTP_GATEWAY_MACHINE: Connection timed out during HELO with SMTP_ROUTER/HOST_MACHINE.
The way LAN Workplace for DOS handles IP fragmentation causes the SMTP Gateway layer to hang because it is waiting for a good packet of information to process and has no time-out limit for waiting.
To avoid this problem, either:
- Upgrade to the latest version of LAN Workplace for DOS and apply all the necessary patches.
- Configure LAN Workplace for DOS to use the smallest packet size available: 632. The default size is 2048.
Additional query words: 3.00 ErrMsg ERROR write: (9) Bad file number
Issue type :
Technology : kbMailSearch kbMailGateSearch kbZNotKeyword3 kbMailGateSMTP300
Last Reviewed: November 5, 1999