[AG-TECH] Bridge Registry Timeout

Matthew Leszczenski mxl9499 at rit.edu
Wed Jun 9 10:44:04 CDT 2010

Hello all,

My apologies if this has been covered by other people in the past, however I
have spent considerable time searching the archives for instructions on how
to fix this issue (or even exactly where it stems from).

Here at RIT I have been working on setting up a Unicast Bridge, however I
have run into a snag. I have the bridge up and working fine, I consistently
have 2 of our own nodes connected through the bridge at all times that they
are up, so it works as a bridge already. Our problem is that for about 5
minutes the bridge shows up in the registry list as an option for the nodes,
but after that 5 minutes it disappears from the registry list if a registry
purge is used, or if a node logs into AG after the registry timeout happens
it is gone. If the bridge is in the list from those 5 minutes, and the list
is not purged, that node can still connect and disconnect from the bridge
server without a problem, so it is still up and working.

For details, I am running on Fedora 12, using the Bridge python script that
is installed with AG3.2 (it has a created date of 2005/12/06 in case it has
been updated). When running the script I am running it with the following

./Bridge -n "RIT Brooklyn" -l RIT

I have been watching the log file that I have been directing all the output
to, and the beginning I have found an interesting entry, but this is only
when there are no clients connected:

reached inactivity timeout and have no clients; exiting
Traceback (most recent call last):
line 63, in run
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/SocketServer.py", line 262, in handle_request
      fd_sets = select.selectP[self], [], [], timeout)
error: (4, 'Interrupted system call')

However when there are clients connected it every so often just prints out
the connection information as follows:

max_unicast_mem is 32

using multicast
ucport [data]=51390   ucport [rtcp]=51391
mcport [data]=56384  mcport [rtcp]=56385
making multicast port [0]
making multicast port [1]
No bridge.acl file found, no ACL set

If anyone has information that could help me track down where this problem
is, it would be a great help.

Thank you in advance,
   Matthew Leszczenski
-Collaborations Technology Specialist @ RIT Research Computing Department
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