Just for general info
I was rechecking logs after a restart.
Below is an excert from the /var/log/messages log file
All looks good up untill the " ?@C " bit

Mar 16 15:25:03 lawzcm SQLAnywhere(zenworks_lawfac_zcm_zone): TCPIP link started successfully
Mar 16 15:25:03 lawzcm SQLAnywhere(zenworks_lawfac_zcm_zone): Now accepting requests
Mar 16 15:37:54 lawzcm ?@C[5949]: WARN: [3/16/10 3:37:54 PM] Loader.DiscoveryModule Exception getting stored credentials: Exception getting stored credentials: Additional Information: java.rmi.ConnectException: Connection timed out at com.novell.soa.ws.portable.ApplicationException.ma pToRemote(ApplicationException.java:207) at com.novell.zenworks.webservice.discovery.Discovery ServiceBinding_Stub.getStoredCredentials(Discovery ServiceBinding_Stub.java:139) at com.novell.zenworks.webservice.discovery.Discovery ServiceSoapClient.getStoredCredentials(DiscoverySe rviceSoapClient.java:87) at com.novell.zenworks.datamodel.services.discovery.D iscoveryAdminImpl.getPacketFromServer(DiscoveryAdm inImpl.java:1308) at com.novell.zenworks.datamodel.services.discovery.D iscoveryAdminImpl.getPacketString(DiscoveryAdminIm pl.java:1236) at com.novell.zenworks.datamodel.services.discovery.D iscoveryAdminImpl.getPacketString(DiscoveryAdminIm pl.java:1220) at com.novell.zenworks.datamodel.services.discovery.D iscoveryAdminImpl.get(DiscoveryAdminImpl.java:1201 ) at com.novell.zenworks.datamodel.services.discovery.D iscoveryAdminImpl.getScheduledDiscoveries(Discover yAdminImpl.java:717) at com.novell.zenworks.discovery.DiscoveryScheduler.s cheduleDiscoveries(DiscoveryScheduler.java:201) at com.novell.zenworks.discovery.DiscoveryScheduler.r un(DiscoveryScheduler.java:112) at com.novell.zenworks.loader.modules.DiscoveryModule .run(DiscoveryModule.java:118) at com.novell.zenworks.loader.ZENModuleThread.run(ZEN ModuleThread.java:111)
Mar 16 15:37:54 lawzcm ?@C[5949]: WARN: [3/16/10 3:37:54 PM] Loader.DiscoveryModule Marking url as bad Marking url as bad Probable Cause: https://150.104.1.10:443/zenworks-discovery/
Mar 16 15:50:30 lawzcm ?@C[5949]: WARN: [3/16/10 3:50:30 PM] Loader.DiscoveryModule Exception getting stored credentials: Exception getting stored credentials: Additional Information: java.rmi.ConnectException: Connection timed out at com.novell.soa.ws.portable.ApplicationException.ma pToRemote(ApplicationException.java:207) at com.novell.zenworks.webservice.discovery.Discovery ServiceBinding_Stub.getStoredCredentials(Discovery ServiceBinding_Stub.java:139) at com.novell.zenworks.webservice.discovery.Discovery ServiceSoapClient.getStoredCredentials(DiscoverySe rviceSoapClient.java:87) at com.novell.zenworks.datamodel.services.discovery.D iscoveryAdminImpl.getPacketFromServer(DiscoveryAdm inImpl.java:1308) at com.novell.zenworks.datamodel.services.discovery.D iscoveryAdminImpl.getPacketString(DiscoveryAdminIm pl.java:1236) at com.novell.zenworks.datamodel.services.discovery.D iscoveryAdminImpl.getPacketString(DiscoveryAdminIm pl.java:1220) at com.novell.zenworks.datamodel.services.discovery.D iscoveryAdminImpl.get(DiscoveryAdminImpl.java:1201 ) at com.novell.zenworks.datamodel.services.discovery.D iscoveryAdminImpl.getScheduledDiscoveries(Discover yAdminImpl.java:717) at com.novell.zenworks.discovery.DiscoveryScheduler.s cheduleDiscoveries(DiscoveryScheduler.java:201) at com.novell.zenworks.discovery.DiscoveryScheduler.r un(DiscoveryScheduler.java:112) at com.novell.zenworks.loader.modules.DiscoveryModule .run(DiscoveryModule.java:118) at com.novell.zenworks.loader.ZENModuleThread.run(ZEN ModuleThread.java:111)
Mar 16 15:50:30 lawzcm ?@C[5949]: WARN: [3/16/10 3:50:30 PM] Loader.DiscoveryModule Marking url as bad Marking url as bad Probable Cause: https://150.104.22.28:443/zenworks-discovery/


As indicated, turned out to be a discovery task which has been there for a long time and was working perfectly. Not sure where the ?@C[5949] came from but deleted the task and then recreated it. Message log OK now and task working as before.

Cheers.

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