Identifying source IP in sticky table on ACE

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Jul 24th, 2008


A newbie question :-)

How can I see a real source IP address of a sticky table entry on ACE running 2.1.1 code?

If I do "show sticky database" I see a hash value, but not IP itself. In CSM the command shows the source IP, but not on ACE....



I have this problem too.
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Syed Iftekhar Ahmed Thu, 07/24/2008 - 09:37

There is no direct command to see the src ip

Convert the value into HEX in

xx.xx.xx.xx format and then convert each octet individually into decimal.

Try that and let me know.

Syed Iftekhar Ahmed

dknov Thu, 07/24/2008 - 09:40


How would you convert 723458950230473985 :-)

This is what shows in the "sticky-entry" column.



Syed Iftekhar Ahmed Thu, 07/24/2008 - 09:55

I will take it back...:)

Are you using src-ip based sticky?

If yes then please share one sticky database entry.


dknov Thu, 07/24/2008 - 10:01


Here is a portion of sticky config:

sticky ip-netmask address both SrcDstStickyGrp001

timeout 480

replicate sticky

serverfarm Prod-MES-PAM3

Here is a stick table entry:

sticky group : SrcDstStickyGrp001

type : IP

timeout : 480 timeout-activeconns : FALSE

sticky-entry rserver-instance time-to-expire flags


723458950230473985 prmessrv01:0 28798 -

Syed Iftekhar Ahmed Thu, 07/24/2008 - 13:34

Well there is no command to get what you are looking for. Infact you can find a bug CSCsg58769 in this regard in bugtoolkit.

Previously it used to be IP in decimal format and was needed to be converted to IP dotted quad."I think" some change has been made to the code.

There are some other ways to workaround it

for example

If you want to see stciky database entries for a given client ip you can use

sh sticky database client

If you want to see stciky database entries for a given rserver you can use

sh sticky database rserver

Syed Iftekhar Ahmed


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