Problem: Attempts to connect to the server fail with a
9D/ 103, connection refused error.
Connection refused errors occur for two reasons:
- The matching access record specifies an invalid Local Username, or DEFAULT_USER holds an invalid user name. Note that use
same as client string in the
Local Username field of the access record can lead to the attempted use of an invalid user name (same as client directs AcuServer to use the Client Username as the
- There is no matching access record for the client machine name/client user name combination.
Confirm your client user name and client machine name, and find the combination's matching entry in the server access file.
- Follow diagnostic steps in
Unexpected User Name.
- Examine the server access file for the record that matches the client machine name/client user name combination (this should
be performed by the AcuServer system administrator).
- On a UNIX server, become superuser or log on as root. On a Windows NT, Windows 2000 to 2008 server, log in as administrator
or from an account that belongs to the administrators group.
- Run the server access file manager utility (acuserve -access).
- Be sure to enter the name of the working server access file in response to the utility's first prompt.
- Select menu item  -
Display one/all security records.
- Respond no (N) to the prompt
Display all records?.
- Respond to the next two prompts with the client machine name and client user name, respectively. The matching record will
If there is no matching entry, you need to add one:
- If the Local Username field contains the name of a user (a string), check the UNIX password file (/etc/passwd) or the Windows NT/2000 User Manager for the presence of a valid entry for that name. If no entry exists, the name is not
- If the Local Username field is
same as client, Local Username is set to the value of Client Username. Check the UNIX password file (/etc/passwd) or the Windows NT/2000 User Manager for the presence of a valid entry for that name.
- If the Local Username field is blank, Local Username is set to the value of the server configuration variable DEFAULT_USER.
The value of DEFAULT_USER is defined in the server configuration file. Check the UNIX password file (/etc/passwd) or the Windows NT/2000 User Manager for the presence of a valid entry for that name.