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KB44704 - Host Checker Reevaluation fails in Mac OS X with dsAccessService crash with Pulse Desktop Client

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Last Modified Date2/9/2021 6:17 PM
This article describes an issue where Host Checker reevaluation fails in Mac OS X machines with dsAccessService crash
Problem or Goal
  • Host Checker reevaluation fails in Mac OS X machines with dsAccessService crash
  • When the issue triggers the Pulse Client connection will be torn down and reauthentication is needed to connect to back PCS gateway 
  • This can also be validated by saving the Pulse Client debug logs with detailed level 
  • Open Pulse client Navigate to File >> Logs >> Log level >> make it to detailed . Again Navigate to File >> Logs >>Click on " Save as " and save the logs 
  • Unzip the file which you saved in the above step and Navigate to DiagnosticReports folder and see if you can see a crash with a name for example  " dsAccessService_2021-01-20-081137_Test-Mac.crash
  • You will also see the below snippet from user access logs when this issue is seen 
    info - [x.x.x.x] - Default Network::UserABC(Domain)[Domain](25f4daacc5) - 2021/01/21 15:10:56 - System process detected a Host Checker time out on host x.x.x.x  for user 'UserABC'  (last update at 2021-01-21 14.50.41 +0000 GMT).
    info - [x.x.x.x] - Default Network::UserABC(Domain)[Domain][] - 2021/01/21 15:10:56 - Closed connection to x.x.x.x after 1215 seconds, with 1747901 bytes read and 328553 bytes written
This is caused due to the OPSWAT library is crashing while reevaluation is triggered in the endpoint machine
To resolve the issue upgrade the ESAP package to 3.7.4 and above.

Workaround :
  • As a workaround, we can increase the Host checker reevaluation time to a bigger number 
  • Navigate to Authentication >> Endpoint Security >> Host checker and change the value to a bigger number under Perform check every --- minutes field
Host Checker Perform Check Every --- Minutes.JPG
  • In the above screenshot, it has been set to 90 Minutes so the Host checker reevaluation will be triggered after 90 minutes of the successful Pulse Client connection 
  • This is a Global configuration and not specific to any single Realm 
  • So doing this change will affect all the realms configured in the PCS gateway 
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Created ByNasum Sudarshan



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