AW: SP Socket error on daemon start at boot

Zellober, Lutz Lutz.Zellober at
Wed Sep 21 14:03:48 BST 2011

Hi Peter,

thanks a lot for your help.

Naturally the file is named shobboleth2.xml.

I added the following string at the end

<ProtocolProvider type="XML" validate="true" reloadChanges="false" path="protocols.xml"/>

    <TransportOption provider="CURL" option="10004"></TransportOption>


I also enabled the log4j.category.XMLTooling.libcurl=DEBUG

The Log entries aren't really valuable aren't they?

I dumped the network traffic and I could see that the proxy isn't used.

2011-09-21 13:58:19 DEBUG OpenSAML.MetadataProvider.XML : using remote resource (
2011-09-21 13:58:19 DEBUG OpenSAML.MetadataProvider.XML : backup remote resource to (/etc/shibboleth/DFN-AAI-Test-metadata.xml)
2011-09-21 13:58:19 DEBUG OpenSAML.MetadataProvider.XML : loaded initial cache tag (If-None-Match: "5c0ec-32a9b6-4ad6fd4341200")
2011-09-21 13:58:19 DEBUG OpenSAML.MetadataProvider.XML : will reload remote resource at most every 7200 seconds
2011-09-21 13:58:19 DEBUG OpenSAML.MetadataProvider.XML : loading configuration from external resource...
2011-09-21 13:58:19 DEBUG XMLTooling.libcurl.InputStream : libcurl trying to fetch
2011-09-21 13:58:19 INFO Shibboleth.SecurityPolicyProvider.XML : reload thread started...running when signaled
2011-09-21 13:58:19 INFO XMLTooling.StorageService : cleanup thread started...running every 900 seconds
2011-09-21 13:58:29 DEBUG XMLTooling.libcurl.InputStream : msg 1, 28 from curl
2011-09-21 13:58:29 ERROR XMLTooling.ParserPool : fatal error on line 0, column 0, message: An exception occurred! Type:NetAccessorException, Message:Could not connect to the socket for URL '
2011-09-21 13:58:29 ERROR OpenSAML.MetadataProvider.XML : error while loading resource ( XML error(s) during parsing, check log for specifics
2011-09-21 13:58:29 WARN OpenSAML.MetadataProvider.XML : adjusted reload interval to 600 seconds


Lutz Zellober
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-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: users-bounces at [mailto:users-bounces at] Im Auftrag von Peter Schober
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 21. September 2011 14:45
An: users at
Betreff: Re: SP Socket error on daemon start at boot

* Zellober, Lutz <Lutz.Zellober at> [2011-09-21 13:41]:
> But adding the curl TransportOption to the shibboleth.xml file
> doesn't work.
> Same error as before.

What is the config snippet you're using, exactly?

Also, for Shib 2.x there is no file "shibboleth.xml" used by default
so unless you specifically point to it with shibd's -c option you're
possibly editing the wrong file. (But maybe that was just a typo in
your email, no way for me to know.)

Maybe turn on DEBUG logging and check whether shibd.log contains
anything to that regard.
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