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PH37891: PLUGIN ERROR MESSAGE REPEATEDLY LOGGED - "ERROR: WS_TRANSPORT: ADDRESS_AS_STRING: UNKNOWN FAMILY 4098"

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Whenever a application is accessed through the associated HTTP
    server, the following error is logged in the plugin log:
    
    ERROR: ws_transport: address_as_string: unknown family 4098
    
    NOTE: This does not appear to impact the ability to service the
    request.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server on IBM i that use the HTTP plugin.   *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Error message in plugin.log file -      *
    *                      ERROR: ws_transport:                    *
    *                      address_as_string: unknown family 4098  *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    Whenever a application is accessed through the associated HTTP
    server, the following error is logged in the plugin log:
    ERROR: ws_transport: address_as_string: unknown family 4098
    NOTE: This does not impact the ability to service the
    request and is not really an "Error" level message.
    

Problem conclusion

  • An older level (4.3) of the BSD sockets C sockaddr structure
    was being used.  This has been corrected to use version 4.4
    instead.
    
    The fix for this APAR is targeted for inclusion in fix pack
    8.5.5.21 and 9.0.5.10.  For more information, see 'Recommended
    Updates for WebSphere Application Server':
    https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/715553
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PH37891

  • Reported component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Reported component ID

    5724H8800

  • Reported release

    850

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2021-06-04

  • Closed date

    2021-07-12

  • Last modified date

    2021-07-12

  • 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

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Fixed component ID

    5724H8800

Applicable component levels

  • R850 PSY

       UP

  • R900 PSY

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
16 July 2021