Revisited: What am I missing? (admin help [still] needed!)

Thanks to those who responded to my previous bleat for help, I have been back to try and get this working but still no luck!

The situation is as follows:

  • Domino 7 sever running on RHEL as a guest in VMware
  • I can ping from the host both IP address and hostname of the guest
  • I can ping the host from the guest
  • The Domino server is up and running and I can connect over http and run the Domino web admin
  • nmap shows port 1352 as open on the guest
  • I have allowed incoming traffic from the guest to the host in my firewall
  • the VM has a fixed IP addressed and is running in host-only mode
  • I have added the IP address and FQHN for the guest to my host’s “host” file
  • I can connect to the guest from the host via SSH and FTP

The continuing problem is that I can’t connect from the Notes or Admin client on the host. I’m not sure whether I made that apparent before. I have tried the following:

  • I have a connection document configured for the server.
  • I have tried using both a FQHN or the IP address as destination address
  • When I try opening a database and enter the server name, I get the error:
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    IBM Lotus Notes
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    The server is not responding. The server may be down or you may be experiencing network problems. Contact your system administrator if this problem persists.
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    OK
    ---------------------------
  • When I try opening a database and enter the IP address, I get the error:
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    IBM Lotus Notes
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    Unable to find path to server. To trace this connection, use File - Preferences - User Preferences - Ports - Trace (Notes client) or Trace command (Domino server)
    ---------------------------
    OK
    ---------------------------

To me this makes no sense, and is beyond my networking problem-solving abilities, I feel I can’t see the wood for the trees!

Has anyone else done this? I can’t imagine I’m the only one! So I must be missing something simple, right? Any ideas most welcome!

In the meantime, I going to install a Notes client in another guest VM and try to get them talking.

Wish me luck!

2 Replies to “Revisited: What am I missing? (admin help [still] needed!)”

  1. Fixed! (I hope!)

    Don’t ask what the problem was, as I honestly couldn’t say! I will actually put this down to Windows, and that for some reason Notes wasn’t querying my hosts file before DNS…..

    Still, very frustrating, but have learnt loads regarding network problem solving and a few new linux commands!

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