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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Zoetermeer, Holland

    Unanswered: SVCENAME: What do you put there?

    The 'IBM standard' way of working is a logical name. That same name can be found in the '/etc/services' file and a tcp-ip portnumber is assigned there. I'm afraid this is concidered the 'neat & correct' way to configure.

    You can also put the portnumber directly in the SVCENAME yourself and override the '/etc/services' file. For me, as a DBA, this looks better. You control everything yourself and you do not have to bother those other guys if you do not have enough authorities for that file. Also, when you configure the db2-clients, you cannot use that logical name and have to use the actual portnumber anyway, so....

    Can anyone explain the added value when you configure like a good boy and go thru the '/etc/services' file?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Toronto, Canada
    Provided Answers: 1
    TCP ports are not something DBA should control, and /etc/services contents are more important than you might think.

    You can use same symbolic names on the clients as well, provided that /etc/services files on these clients have the same entries for the service name.
    Last edited by n_i; 05-11-11 at 14:12.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2010

    i use the Portnumber in SCVENAME, but i also maintain the /etc/services. For me it's easier just to look up dbm cfg compared to search etc/services (especially on windows).

    Since we use a lot of JAVA-Applications it's easier for the Developers to use Portnumbers aswell.
    We have dedicated DB2-Servers, so there's no other Applications that may interfere with the TCP-Ports.

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