vijaysharma24x7

"smpolicysrv status" command causing siteminder policy server to restart.

Discussion created by vijaysharma24x7 on Feb 3, 2017

I am not sure if we are the first the first one to notice this, but, we have recently came across a strange issue. where "smpolicysrv status" command causing siteminder policy server to restart.

 

We usually use "smpolsrv -status" to check the status of the policy server as follows:

$ smpolsrv -status
SiteMinder Policy Server is running

 

One of my teammate had a typo in the command and issued "smpolicysrv status" instead of "smpolsrv -status".

which restarted the policy server and created new smps log file with smps.<date>.<time>.log format(example: smps_20170203_132830.log)

 

Ideally if "status" is not a valid option with "smpolicysrv" utility, it should give appropriate error, instead of restarting the policy server.

 

This issue is reproducible on all policy server in our environment.

ProductName=CA SiteMinder Policy Server

FullVersion=12.52.100.499

 Any insight on this will be highly appreciated! 

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