[Koha] Koha - Z39.50 source help

David Nind david.nind at gmail.com
Tue Sep 16 12:35:56 NZST 2014

Hi Ahmad.

Congratulations on getting Koha up and running at your university!

I've replied with my suggestions, as well as posting this to the Koha
mailing list. You may wish to subscribe to the general Koha mailing list if
you haven't already (see

I assume you are trying to connect to a Z39.50 source when cataloging a

Things to check or try:

- Try another source or check the details: see

- If you are using the Library of Congress as your source: the Z39.50
details changed in early 2013 so you may need to update this, see
(this is fixed in recent releases I think, but it looks like you are using

- Firewalls at some organisations block access to non-standard ports like
port 210 (commonly used for Z39.50), so check with the people that look
after your network to see if this the case.


David Nind

On 11 September 2014 23:54, Ahmad Amanullah Khan <
ahmadamanullahkhan at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear David
> I hope you are fine. I have been new to KOHA and working since few months.
> My KOHA instance is up and running but when we try to search z39 it does
> not show any results. Please help me in this regard and let me know what
> went wrong.
> Our Library link: https://library.habib.edu.pk
> Looking forward for your response.
> Many Thanks in advance
> --
> “*Testing is an infinite process of comparing the invisible to the
> ambiguous in order to avoid the unthinkable happening to the anonymous.” -**
> James Bach*
> *Best Regards,*
> *Ahmad Amanullah Khan*
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