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Add a parameter that contains a list of IP / DNS entries that will be ignored by CD

There are different applications in an enterprise network that may poll the CD server and client ports: Load balancer that are doing TCP checks to ensure the CD Service is running, security audit softwares that are checking if the port opened on a server are secured.

All these applications will generate error events in CD: For CDW (LSMG600I, LCOA007I), for CDU (XCMM023I)

The change requested is the addition of an initialization parameter that will contain a list of IPs / DNS entries for which all the incoming request will be ignored by CD. Basically the same functionality that is available in the CD Adapter of Sterling Integrator with the parameter health.check.address in the file.

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  • Jun 4 2019
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How will this idea be used?

A list of IPs / DNS entries will be defined at the node level. All requests coming from these sources will be ignored by CD.

What is your industry? Insurance
What is the idea priority? Medium
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    Guest commented
    16 Jul, 2019 12:01pm

    Hi Chris,


    What if the ability to use a TCP half-open health check isn't available (i.e. for example on AWS load balancers)? Are there any other options we have currently?


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    Chris Sanders commented
    15 Jul, 2019 05:13pm

    Thank you for opening this enhancement request with IBM. I have reviewed it thoroughly with my team and we don't believe we'd be able to create a black list to ignore IPs in the near term due to the scope of changes that would be necessary. We typically suggest that if something is performing a health check on the C:D host port (1364 by default) that a TCP half-open be used instead of a full open. This minimizes error messages that are generated in the logs. I'm sorry that I'm not able to accept this request, but please don't hesitate to use the tool again if you have another idea we could consider.


    Chris Sanders

    Connect:Direct Offering Manager