NetMaster logs flooded with IPCM2002, IPCM2003 messages causing S722 abend

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Article ID: 109847

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CA CMDB for z/OS CA NetSpy Network Performance CA NetMaster Network Automation CA SOLVE CA NetMaster Network Management for SNA CA NetMaster Network Management for TCP/IP CA NetMaster File Transfer Management

Issue/Introduction

The  Netmaster activity log shows masses of these messages
IPCM2002 TELNET CONNECTION STARTED FROM 192.168.2.66..4925 AS TSTCP007 TO TEST1 LOGICAL DEVICE 0006
IPCM2003 TELNET CONNECTION ENDED FROM 192.168.6.127 AS TSTCP006 TO TEST4, BYTES IN 550 OUT 32665 DURATION 0 DAYS 00.06
 

Cause

The Netmaster Using Guide explains

Telnet Activity in the Log

The Telnet connections can be logged as they are started and ended.

Note: Logging of Telnet activity is specified in the IPEVENT parameter group. For more information, see Implementing .

Example: Telnet Messages

These examples show the Telnet connection start and end messages:

IPCM2002 TELNET CONNECTION STARTED FROM 192.168.2.66..4925 AS TSTCP007 TO TEST1 LOGICAL DEVICE 0006
IPCM2003 TELNET CONNECTION ENDED FROM 192.168.6.127 AS TSTCP006 TO TEST4, BYTES IN 550 OUT 32665 DURATION 0 DAYS 00.06.35

A logged connection start message contains the following information:

  • Time that the connection started
  • Port number, LU, and device number used

A logged connection end message contains the following information:

  • Time that the connection ended
  • IP address and LU name of the device where the connection ended
  • Application to which the session was connected
  • Number of bytes in and out
  • Duration of the connection
 
 

Environment

Release: SLOPFC00200-12.1-NetMaster-File Transfer Management
Component:

Resolution

As noted in the Users Guide, whether or not the messages are written to the log is controlled by /PARMS IPEVENT.

Change this section
Telnet Event Processing:              Telnet Event Receiver,Running

  Log Telnet Events? ......... YES    (to Activity Log)
  Save Telnet Events? ........ YES   (in Event History Dataset IPLOG)


to this
Telnet Event Processing:              Telnet Event Receiver,Running

  Log Telnet Events? ......... NO    (to Activity Log)
  Save Telnet Events? ........ YES   (in Event History Dataset IPLOG)


Hit F6 to action the parameter group, which will immediately  implement the changes.
PF4 to save changes, PF3 to exit the parameter group.

If an INIFILE is being utilized, be sure to create a new version using /CUSTOM.G

 

Additional Information

See also KB000011935 for general causes of an S722 abend.