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monetdb commands don't work with -h -P -p options (locally and remotely) #3545

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Date: 2014-08-18 16:03:32 +0200
From: @bartscheers
To: Merovingian devs <>
Version: 11.21.19 (Jul2015-SP4)
CC: anand.chirag, dennis, @kutsurak, @swingbit

Last updated: 2017-07-17 16:07:36 +0200

Comment 20051

Date: 2014-08-18 16:03:32 +0200
From: @bartscheers

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The monetdb status/create/start etc commands do not work when the -h -p -P options are provided. This is the case either locally and remotely; and for SP2 and SP3.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:

  1. Run db on server
  2. "monetdb status" issued from server works, "monetdb -hlocalhost -Pmypassphrase -p50000 status" does not work
  3. "monetdb -Pmypassphrase -p50000 status" issued from client does not work.

Actual Results:

status: =OK

Expected Results:

In the case of status option the list of available dbs.

Comment 20052

Date: 2014-08-18 16:06:31 +0200
From: @bartscheers

This works for SP2 and client, but not for SP2 server and SP3 client and not for SP3 server and client.

Comment 20053

Date: 2014-08-18 16:12:59 +0200
From: @bartscheers

This was introduced in the latest version

Comment 20880

Date: 2015-05-21 15:13:25 +0200
From: Dennis Pallett <>

I can confirm this bug. I get the exact same results with the Oct2014-SP3 version.

For example:

monetdb@test:/$ monetdb status
name state health remarks
onderwijs_dwh R 5m 100% 11m mapi:monetdb://test:50000/onderwijs_dwh
fred R 5m 100% 13m mapi:monetdb://test:50000/fred
finance_poc R 5m 100% 13m mapi:monetdb://test:50000/finance_poc

monetdb@test:/$ monetdb -h localhost -P test status
status: =OK

At present this makes remote management of MonetDB impossible.

Comment 22158

Date: 2016-05-23 10:29:42 +0200
From: @bartscheers

It does not work for all Jul2015 releases. It used to work in the past.
Really annoying no remote management can be done.

Comment 22206

Date: 2016-06-14 07:00:03 +0200
From: Chirag Anand <<anand.chirag>>

I am also facing this issue. On the same machine, it works using sudo but not when hostname and passphrase are provided.

$ sudo monetdb status
demodb R 17h 100% 8m mapi:monetdb://xxxx:50000/demodb

$ monetdb -h localhost -P monetdb status
status: =OK

I have compiled the latest branch: MonetDB-6c4407fe078d.

Comment 25141

Date: 2017-03-09 10:56:48 +0100
From: @swingbit


The issue is still there on Dec2016.

Comment 25359

Date: 2017-05-31 13:55:12 +0200
From: MonetDB Mercurial Repository <>

Changeset e00fb765660d made by Panagiotis Koutsourakis in the MonetDB repo, refers to this bug.

For complete details, see http//devmonetdborg/hg/MonetDB?cmd=changeset;node=e00fb765660d

Changeset description:

Daemon was sending wrong answer for authorization request

When the password was correct, the server would send one extra new line that
confused the client. This commit fixes bug #3545

Comment 25368

Date: 2017-06-01 10:46:56 +0200
From: MonetDB Mercurial Repository <>

Changeset b6c67fa1be4d made by Panagiotis Koutsourakis in the MonetDB repo, refers to this bug.

For complete details, see http//devmonetdborg/hg/MonetDB?cmd=changeset;node=b6c67fa1be4d

Changeset description:

A better fix for bug #3545

Instead of changing the response of the server, change what the client accepts.
This way new clients can talk to old servers.
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