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Sap Netweaver 4.0 testdrive on linux - impossible to connect from sapgui

Hi guys,

i've just finished to install the NW40 testdrive on a linux box, based on Redhat 9.0 distro (as requested by the equirements). At the end of installation, i have two boxes

One box with winxp sp1 called Darkstar with i.p. and Subnet mask

The second box (with linux and NW40) called Darkmoon (prob. i was too bored to think a completly different name 😊 ) with i.p. and subnet mask

The /etc/hosts file of the linux box contain these entries : Darkmoon Darkmoon.locadomain.ext nw4host

The last line was taked from other posts found in SDN forum. I followed all the install steps and the db and the instances going-up very well, without any problem.

If i ping the two boxes, they reply each-others (from winxp to linux and vice-versa).

The "hostname" command in the linux box, return only "Darkmoon" as request by installation steps.

Now the problem.

On the winxp box i have installed sapgui 6.20. In it, I've created an entry with these information:

Description : Linux box

Application server :

System number : 00

When i try to connect with double clink on that entry, i have the following error :

Partner not reached (host, service sapdp00)

Component NI (Network interface)

Release 6.20

Ver 36

Return code -10

System call SO_ERROR


Seems the boxes don't see between them.

Could be a hosts file problem on linux box???

Someone of u could give me some help ??

Could be very unhappy couln't use NW40 just for a little error.

Thx a lot for all your hints and suggestions


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  • Posted on Feb 11, 2005 at 11:53 PM

    Hello Andrea,

    what is the complete result of a ifconfig on the Linux box?

    Have you started the SAP Application server by doing this steps:

    login as root

    su - nw4adm

    startsap nw4host

    ... wait ...

    Try to login again.



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