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IT19803: IBM MQ Managed File Transfer protocol bridge agent intermittently getting BFGIO0106E errors

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • User transferring files intermittently experiences an error:
    
    BFGIO0106E: File x is not a normal file (it might be a
    directory)
    
    where x is the directory the file to be transferred is in,
    rather than the file itself
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    USERS AFFECTED:
    This issue affects users of IBM MQ Managed File Transfer
    protocol bridge agents that are experiencing intermittent
    connection problems to file servers.
    
    
    Platforms affected:
    MultiPlatform
    
    ****************************************************************
    PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:
    If an intermittent break in the connection from a protocol
    bridge agent to a file server occurred when retrieving the
    details of a file to transfer, the resulting error in parsing
    the file details led, in some cases, to an attempt to transfer
    the directory the file was in, rather than the file itself. The
    directory could not be transferred, causing an error like:
    
    BFGIO0106E: File x is not a normal file (it might be a
    directory)
    
    where x is the directory, rather than the file transfer was
    originally requested for.
    
    This error was originally reported and fixed by APAR IT04813,
    shipped in 7505/8002. The APAR IT15639, shipped in
    7508/8006/9001, reintroduced this error.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The file will now either be transferred, or will fail with an
    error indicating the correct name of the file that failed to
    transfer.
    
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    The fix is targeted for delivery in the following PTFs:
    
    Version    Maintenance Level
    v7.5       7.5.0.9
    v8.0       8.0.0.9
    v9.0 CD    9.0.5
    v9.0 LTS   9.0.0.3
    
    The latest available MQ maintenance can be obtained from
    'WebSphere MQ Recommended Fixes'
    http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=171&uid=swg27006037
    
    If the maintenance level is not yet available information on
    its planned availability can be found in 'WebSphere MQ
    Planned Maintenance Release Dates'
    http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=171&uid=swg27006309
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IT19803

  • Reported component name

    WMQ MFT

  • Reported component ID

    5724H7242

  • Reported release

    750

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2017-03-21

  • Closed date

    2017-12-04

  • Last modified date

    2017-12-04

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    WMQ MFT

  • Fixed component ID

    5724H7242

Applicable component levels

  • R750 PSY

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Document Information

Modified date:
04 December 2017