Why would Hosts suddenly become unavailable?


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  • 1. can ADD_LINE_ITEM table be duplicated??
    hello, i have a problem that someone might be able to help me. In my invoice layout, i have an add line item for my products. The thing is that i want to make another addline item for my services and this is where i have the problem. i actually copied the way the first addline item works, by creating a new table, make the proper relationships, duplicating the script( Sets variable with INVOICE ID, Create new record, set INVOICE ID, and return to original layout) for the addlineitem button but still when i press the button it says "this operation cannot be completed because the target is not part of a related table". , is it a problem that i use the invoice id again?? any suggestions??? :(
  • 2. Text Cropped in Multi-Page Layout
    I suspect this is a pretty standard problem, but I wasn't able to find information about it on the boards or FileMaker's site. I've got a layout for printing a single text field that extends across multiple pages. When it crosses from one page to another in Preview, the document loses part of a line or even a whole line. The layout is just one part -- Body -- and just one field -- Contract. Sliding is not turned on and there are no other objects on the layout. I gather from FM's help file that the program isn't able to detect when text is crossing a page boundary and so can't do anything about formatting multi-page fields, but perhaps someone has a workaround? I'm on Mac OSX with FM10 Adv. Any help much appreciated. Best, -J
  • 3. To_Do_List, Done button!
    hello, i have a To_DO_ table related with the a Preference table ( key field in the relationship between these tables is : id_constant) In my homepage i put a portal that allows me to edit the do_list without having to go the specific navigation tab button but i cannot make the Done button work properly. The records i put in my portal appear in the To_Do list except the Done field( check_icon ). I can only modify it from the To_Do navigation tab, and not from the portal in my homepage.. can i do it both ways???

Re: Why would Hosts suddenly become unavailable?

Postby Brent » Sat, 24 Apr 2004 12:32:19 GMT

I have also seen this sort of behaviour, but not frequently.  At the most I have seen
connections drop after 2 weeks.

I'm running OS9 5 server and 5.5 clients on PC and Mac.  What I can say is Appletalk
can drop and TCP not, TCP can drop and Appletalk not. But this is not common.  I do
remember (back when having problems) that some normal Mac Extentions should be
disabled, I did and it cleared thing up - this was back when running server 3.0 on
OS9 on the same computer before upgrading to v5 - maybe it is still relivant, but I
don't remember what they were.

Your network:  Make sure ALL swithes and routers etc are on UPS systems.  A power
flicker can cause problems.  I do know that NetGear switches (even on a good APC UPS)
will drop on a power bump - I don't know why.  I actually added a battery in the DC
supply to filter out the power bumps on these switches - this cured them from
dropping connections.

I don't read this group frequently, so email me if you have comments


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2."local hosts" is empty; must use "Specify Hosts"

We had a slight network meltdown this morning, from which we have
recovered 99%. The only issue is that users are having trouble logging
onto FileMaker Server.

We're running FMS 5.0 on Windows Server 2003. Clients are running FMP
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Other services running on the Windows Server/FileMaker Server are
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Can anyone point me in the right direction on this?


3.Host not displayed in local host section...

Our filemaker server used to be listed in the hosts dialog in the local
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Then I messed about with some network cables to get our macs working on
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Somehow everyone got disconnected - not sure how as I didn't go near
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Now I have to manually specify the IP address of our filemaker server
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5.[Info-Ingres] Stack dump on auditdb - good host vs bad host

Hi Everyone,

I have two hosts, both running: II 9.0.4 (a64.lnx/105)NPTL + patch 12343
                  both running: Fedora Core release 5 (Bordeaux)

If I create a brand new database(call it bowtest).
Checkpoint it turning journaling on.
Then execute: auditdb bowtest -b`date +%d-%b-%Y` (ie. Today it will
give: auditdb bowtest -b26-Sep-2007)

One host is perfectly OK with this command. 

The other generates the frontend error: 
Wed Sep 26 10:53:02 2007 E_DM904A_FATAL_EXCEPTION       A fatal error
has occurred in the DMF Facility.

And in the errlog we see a STACK TRACE message:
::[                , ac874200]: Wed Sep 26 10:53:02 2007 Segmentation
Violation (SIGSEGV) @PC 00002aaaaadc5352
RSP 00007fff37b6b120  RBP 00007fff37b6b2a8  RSI 00002aaaac6d70b0
RDI 00000000005341c0  RAX 00000000005de000  RBX 0000000000000000
RCX 0000000000548000  RDX 00007fff00000000

-----------BEGIN STACK TRACE------------
0: 00007fff37b6b2a8 libscf.1.so(sca_add_datatypes+0x312)
[0x2aaaaadc5352](0000000046fa2bfe 00002aaaaac6a8df 000000000050f533
-----------END STACK TRACE----------

I've checked the libscf.so.1 on both hosts with both a simple ls and sum
-r and they are identical.
The LD_LIBRARY_PATH is the same on both hosts.

On the bad host if I do auditdb '#c1' bowtest the output is OK!

The problem also occurs on all the existing databases in the bad host as
well. It also occurs on a secondary installation I put on the bad host.

Anyone got any ideas?

Martin Bowes
Random Farscape Quote #3:
John - If this is part of some sick experiment, I'm going to bill them
       the therapy.

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