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IT30034: Protocol bridge agent configuration error is not reported on thefteCreateTransfer command.

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Using IBM MQ Managed File Transfer, if a managed transfer
    request is received that specified an incorrect file server
    name, no error is not reported back to user, other than in the
    agent trace file.
    In addition to this, when the managed transfer request was
    submitted via the fteCreateTransfer command using the -w (wait)
    option, the command times out without reporting the
    configuration error.

Local fix

  • Collect trace to capture the error.

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    This issue affects users of IBM MQ Managed File Transfer who
    have a protocol bridge agent as the source agent for managed
    Platforms affected:
    When using an IBM MQ Managed File Transfer (MFT) protocol bridge
    agent as the source agent, then managed transfers would get
    stuck if the fteCreateTransfer command specified a wrong or
    unknown file server name. For example, if the
    ProtocolBridgeCredentials.xml file was configured with the
      <tns:serverHost name="">
    and the fteCreateTransfer command specified the protocol server
    as "my.sftp.server6", as shown below:
      fteCreateTransfer  -w 20 -sm QM_MFT -sa AGENT_1
    '/home/user1/3.txt' -dm QM_MFT -da PBA_AGENT_1 -df
    then the managed transfer would never start and could not be
    cancelled. The fteCreateTransfer command would also time out
    waiting for a response from the agent.
    This behaviour was due to the way the agent handled the failure
    to find any information on how to connect to the file server.

Problem conclusion

  • IBM MQ MFT has been updated so that if a managed transfer
    request is made specifying a file server that the protocol
    bridge agent does not know about, then the managed transfer will
    fail with the message:
      BFGBR0164E: The protocol server <server name > is not known to
    the protocol bridge"
    This will be visible in the MQ Explorer transfer log.
    If the managed transfer request was submitted with the -w (wait)
    option, the following message will be reported back to the
    fteCreateTransfer command.
      BFGCL0141E: The requested file transfer has completed with no
    files being transferred.
    The fix is targeted for delivery in the following PTFs:
    Version    Maintenance Level
    v9.0 LTS
    v9.1 CD    9.1.5
    v9.1 LTS
    The latest available MQ maintenance can be obtained from
    'WebSphere MQ Recommended Fixes'
    If the maintenance level is not yet available information on
    its planned availability can be found in 'WebSphere MQ
    Planned Maintenance Release Dates'

Temporary fix


APAR Information

  • APAR number


  • Reported component name

    IBM MQ MFT V9.1

  • Reported component ID


  • Reported release


  • Status


  • PE




  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date


  • Closed date


  • Last modified date


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Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    IBM MQ MFT V9.1

  • Fixed component ID


Applicable component levels

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Document Information

Modified date:
24 October 2019