We are using the Secure Gateway in the DMZ per the Novell documentation. Everything for the most part seems to work well. Over the last couple of days we have seen an issue where the gateway and GMS servers stop communicating for no more than 5 minutes usually in the middle of the day.

The error message on the secure gateway status page says something about darkstar.tcp.connections. Connection unavailable. We also notice that the ports it listens on and talks on change.

Does anyone know if this is due to a blip in the firewall or whether the secure gateway is breaking down the connection.