Consider the following scenario:
An Advanced Program-to-Program Communications (APPC) or a Common Programming Interface for Communications (CPI-C) application is installed on a server that is running Microsoft Host Integration Server 2010.
A transaction program (TP) is running on an IBM mainframe or iSeries (AS/400) system that starts the APPC or CPI-C application that is running on the Host Integration Server system.
In this scenario, the Host Integration Server may log the following event message when it tries to start the APPC or CPI-C application:
This problem occurs when the APPC or CPI-C application receives data from the calling transaction program. And, the data is segmented so that the first byte of the Application Data General Data Stream (GDS) variable is included at the end of the previous block of data that is received from the IBM host system. In this case, the APPC DLL (Wappc32.dll) does not correctly parse the received data when an Application Data GDS variable is split across two message segments in this manner. The APPC protocol violation error is returned to the calling transaction program on the IBM host when this problem occurs.
Cumulative update information
The fix that resolves this issue is included in cumulative update package 1 for Host Integration Server 2013. For more information about how to obtain the cumulative update package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
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