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DCE for Red Hat Linux Version 2.4 Builds

This page contains information on the 2.4 build releases.

Build 22

Release Date: 13-October-2012
Supported Distributions: Red Hat Enterprise Linux v5.0
Restrictions on Distributions: This version supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux v5.2 and higher.

Release Notes:

Fixed Issues:
  • cdsclerk
    1. Fixed critical issue with a race condition in the allocation/freeing of communication buffers. This issue would cause the cdsclerk process to hang on faster processors. The problem is now corrected.
  • dcesetup
    1. Fixed issue with incorrect reporting of DTS NTP provider. The script previously reported the process as not running when it was running correctly.
    2. Changed the order of output daemons to group the DTS daemons together.
    3. The show command no longer reports randd as not running if the deamon is disabled.
  • dcecp
    1. Fixed issue with cell show command prematurely exiting when a missing LAN profile was encountered while checking for DTS servers.
  • CDS Server
    1. Fixed issue with with entries not getting propagated to replica for high convergence directories.
  • DCE Test Kit
    1. Fixed issue with the CDS tests not having the proper DCE credentials to perform the tests.
Notes:
  • If you get an error from dced in the error log that it cannot update the pe_site file, then check to make sure that your hostname and address as well as the security server's machine host and address are in the /etc/hosts file on your system.

Build 21

Release Date: 02-May-2012
Supported Distributions: Red Hat Enterprise Linux v5.0
Restrictions on Distributions: This version supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux v5.2 and higher.

THIS IS A CRITICAL RELEASE FOR CUSTOMERS WITH SECURITY SERVERS.

Release Notes:

Fixed Issues:
  • secd
    1. Fixed critical issue with where incorrect freeing of data caused stack and heap issues resulting in secd consuming 99 percent CPU time. This resulted in loss of operation of the security server and hanging of the host machine. The problem is now corrected.
  • dcesetup
    1. Fixed issue with clean operation not removing credential files. If the number of credential files exceeded 1024 files then the rm command would not delete the files. When this condition was noted, new credential files were not able to be created and resulted in DCE command failures. This is now corrected.
  • Other items
    1. Fixed various memory leaks and usages in the RPC, licensing, and security components.

Build 17

Release Date: 05-Apr-2012
Supported Distributions: Red Hat Enterprise Linux v5.0
Restrictions on Distributions: This version supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux v5.2 and higher.

Release Notes:

Fixed Issues:
  • dcecp
    1. Fixed issue with double freeing of ACL object when an invalid ACL object was attempted to be shown. This was causing a stack dump reported by the operating system.
  • dcesetup
    1. Fixed issue with setup_state file where restrictions were not being applied properly.
    2. Fixed issue with cached server setting for configurations that added a local CDS server.
      • The cached server value is preserved in the dce_services.db file. However, if the CDS server is removed then the cached server value will also be removed. If the CDS server will be removed from the machine's configuration at some point, it is recommended that a backup copy of the dce_services.db is made prior to adding a local CDS server to the machine.
      • Note that is the CDS server is removed from the configuration then the cached server value should be readded to the dce_services.db file.
      • Also, note that if the cached CDS server's IP is changed or the server is removed from the cell then the dce_services.db file should be changed to reflect the new initial CDS server that is cached in the client.

Build 16

Release Date: 07-Oct-2011
Supported Distributions: Red Hat Enterprise Linux v5.0
Restrictions on Distributions: This version supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux v5.2 and higher.

Release Notes:

Fixed Issues:
  • All of the shared libraries were rebuilt to accomodate issues seen in the later releases of ES5.

Build 15 (First Release)

Release Date: 17-Dec-2010
Supported Distributions: Red Hat Enterprise Linux v5.0
Restrictions on Distributions: This version supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux v5.2 and higher.

Release Notes:

Fixed Issues:
  • dcecp
    1. Fixed an issue with incorrect freeing of ACL memory objects
  • dcesetup
    1. The setup_state file is now included in the DCE runtime kit. By default the virbr0 and xenbr0 interfaces are unsupported interfaces.
    2. The time service (dtsd) is now synchronized immediately after starting either the null or the NTP time providers.
  • pthreads
    1. The trylock routines now return proper pthreads D4 values. POSIX pthreads returns different code depending on whether the mutex is already locked in the same thread or a different thread. D4 threads does not differentiate between the current mutex owner.
  • CDS Server (cdsd)
    1. Fixed a problem with the CDS server receiving incorrect credentials. This patch should also cover all RPC calls that try to use malformed credentials.
    2. Prior code tossed an exception and then terminated when the credentials were incorrect (authentication header misalignment, etc.)
    3. The change now does not terminate but instead sends a log message to the error.log SVC file and reports the error to the calling routine.
Known issues:
  • klist
    1. Output may not show at window if STDERR has been redirected. Try "klist 2>&1" is this works properly then STDERR has been redirected to a file.
    2. Running as root does not show default credentials.

Other Documentation

Be sure to also view the Release Notes included in the documentation download and posted on the online Documentation Library.

Obtaining Archived Builds

The contents of the current builds are cumulative. That is, if you download the most recent build for v2.4, it will contain any fixes in the previous builds for this release.

This means that you do not need to download or install any of the previous builds that were released after the initial release of v2.4.