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    How to check if a z39.50 server is available

    • Article Type: General
    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 21

    Desired Outcome Goal:
    After setting up a z39.50 target configuration the client search is not working but reports "ERROR: Z39.50 gate error: Connection rejected by the Z39.50 database server." How to check whether the server is available?

    Procedure:
    The best method to check if the connection can be established is to try it with yaz_client. See below example where connection is not possible. In this case contact the database provider XXXXX:

    andrea@il-aleph20(a22_2) USM01> yaz_client
    Z> auth nnn/nnn
    Authentication set to Open (LitALNet/litnet)
    Z> open tcp:nnn.n.nnn.n:nnnn
    Connecting...OK.
    Sent initrequest.
    Connection rejected by v3 target. <--- Connection to database is not possible --->

    Category: Z39.50 (500) - ALEPH

    Subject: ALEPH - 500


    • Article last edited: 6/17/2014
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