Bug 178957 - up2date takes several minutes to time-out and cannot be killed when server is unreachable
up2date takes several minutes to time-out and cannot be killed when server is...
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: up2date (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bret McMillan
Brandon Perkins
: 178956 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: 179652
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Reported: 2006-01-25 14:28 EST by Beth Nackashi
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-10-19 14:48:11 EDT
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Description Beth Nackashi 2006-01-25 14:28:50 EST
Description of problem:
If up2date cannot reach the host, the 'up2date' command cannot be ctrl-c'd and
it takes many minutes to come back with a response:

[root@test01-ia64 tmp]# up2date
Error communicating with server. The message was:
Connection timed out

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1- ks a client to rhel 3 u6, include @ Everything in ks profile
2- ssh -Y <client>
3- on client:  install latest up2date from
4- register the client to webqa
5- on client:  run block-host.sh script to block firstboot's connections to
webqa:   ./block-host.sh xmlrpc.rhn.webqa.redhat.com  (NOTE:  block-host.sh
needs to be loaded on the client from wherever it's stored -- maybe
/usr/local/bin locally?)  This will allow pings to the host but will prevent
udp/tcp connections.
6- run 'update' on client

Actual results:
'up2date' sits for many minutes.  It cannot be killed by ctrl-c.  You have to
open a new session to kill it, and even then it requires kill -9.  If you don't
kill it, it will eventually return a 'Connection timed out message.'

Expected results:
Either make up2date killable via ctrl-c or reduce the time-out period.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Beth Nackashi 2006-01-25 14:30:23 EST
With the host blocked:

[root@test05-64 root]# iptables -L
Chain INPUT (policy ACCEPT)
target     prot opt source               destination
BLOCK_HOST_TABLE  all  --  anywhere             anywhere

Chain FORWARD (policy ACCEPT)
target     prot opt source               destination

Chain OUTPUT (policy ACCEPT)
target     prot opt source               destination
BLOCK_HOST_TABLE  all  --  anywhere             anywhere

Chain BLOCK_HOST_TABLE (2 references)
target     prot opt source               destination
LOGGED_DROP  udp  --  anywhere             xmlrpc.rhn.webqa.redhat.com
LOGGED_DROP  tcp  --  anywhere             xmlrpc.rhn.webqa.redhat.com

Chain LOGGED_DROP (2 references)
target     prot opt source               destination
LOG        all  --  anywhere             anywhere           LOG level info
DROP       all  --  anywhere             anywhere
Comment 2 Beth Nackashi 2006-01-30 10:48:09 EST
*** Bug 178956 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Red Hat Bugzilla 2007-04-11 20:27:37 EDT
User bnackash@redhat.com's account has been closed
Comment 4 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-10-19 14:48:11 EDT
This bug is filed against RHEL 3, which is in maintenance phase.
During the maintenance phase, only security errata and select mission
critical bug fixes will be released for enterprise products. Since
this bug does not meet that criteria, it is now being closed.
For more information of the RHEL errata support policy, please visit:
If you feel this bug is indeed mission critical, please contact your
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information on how this bug is affecting you.

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