Error REP-0178 when running report from remote machine using rwclient

(Doc ID 471407.1)

Last updated on JULY 05, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Reports Developer - Version 10.1.2.0.2 to 10.1.2.3 [Release Oracle10g to 10gr2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Symptoms

When attempting to run a report from a remote machine using rwclient, you receive the following error:
REP-0178 error Cannot connect to reports server <report server name>

If you are running reports from Forms (from a remote machine as well) using RUN_REPORT_OBJECT, you may get:  FRM-41213

Further diagnosis:

When you issue rwdiag.bat (or rwdiag.sh from Unix) from the remote machine, it is able to find the report server:
C:\oracle\10g_dev_suite\BIN>rwdiag.bat -findall

Broadcast mechanism used to locate servers
------------------------------------------
Channel address = 228.5.6.7
Channel port = 14021

(1) Name = rep_server_abc : Type = server : Host = abc.com

Cause

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