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SAP-Gateway on host: Internal error NiIRead: hdl 43 buffer too small

Hi forum,

I hope this is the right place to ask about network-related issues. If not, please move this thread to the correct location. Thank you.

We run SAP NetWeaver 2004s on AIX, patchlevel 201 and Oracle-DB; for a list of installed componets, please see bottom of this post.

The system is running fine, however we seem to have some network-related issues. When we try to move archive-files to a remote file-system (we use ArchiveLink), there are errors and the process stops. The errors are of type:

Connection to http://HLSAW150:8083/archivelink/ContentServer.htm : TCP/IP error.

The errors imply that there are network issues, and checking the logs from gateway monitor bring up following errors:

  • LOCATION SAP-Gateway on host sapitx / sapgw04

  • ERROR internal error

  • (this retcode should be handled by caller of NI-layer)

  • TIME Mon Mar 8 13:01:16 2010

  • RELEASE 700

  • COMPONENT NI (network interface)

  • VERSION 38

  • RC -7

  • MODULE nixxi.cpp

  • LINE 4281

  • DETAIL NiIRead: hdl 45 buffer too small (905<1583146490)

  • COUNTER 17414

    I have checked service marketplace and SDN, but to no avail. Can you please help me analyzing this issue?

    Thank you in advance & kind regards,


    SAP_ABA 700 0019 SAPKA70019 Anwendungsübergreifende Komponente

    SAP_BASIS 700 0019 SAPKB70019 SAP Basiskomponente

    PI_BASIS 2006_1_700 0009 SAPKIPYM09 Basis Plug-In (PI_BASIS) 2006_1_700

    ST-PI 2008_1_700 0000 - SAP Solution Tools Plug-In

    SAP_BW 700 0021 SAPKW70021 SAP NetWeaver BI 7.0

    FINBASIS 600 0015 SAPK-60015INFINBASIS FINBASIS 600 : Add-On Supplement

    BANK-ALYZE 50 0016 SAPKIBAL16 Bank Analyzer

    BI_CONT 703 0000 - Business Intelligence Content

    SEM-BW 600 0015 SAPKGS6015 SEM-BW 600 : Add-On Supplement

    ST-A/PI 01L_BCO700 0000 - Servicetools for other App./Netweaver 04

    STS 502 0000 - Standard Trafo Schicht

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      Mar 12, 2010 at 02:19 PM


      you will have to validate in to buffer size at AIX.

      Better, post in SAP Community Network Forums » Database & OS Platforms » SAP on Unix

      you might get correct answer.



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      Former Member
      May 04, 2010 at 08:29 AM

      Hi Nagaraju

      thanks for your feedback - I have copied the post over to SAP on Unix.

      Kind regards,


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