I read with interest Carl Tyler’s recent blog entry Sametime Proxy in which he talks about the Sametime Proxy. I agree with Carl that the Proxy is a great piece of technology and a great replacement for STLinks.
Not being of a development mindset I do not fully appreciate it as a toolkit but I do appreciate it from an infrastructure and functionality standpoint and the customers who have adopted it appreciate it’s features.
I look forward to Carl’s forthcoming blog entries so keep an eye on his blog.
Active users showing as inactive in All Connections search
Fri, Apr 26th 2013 10:21a Ben Williams A customer was seeing some users marked as inactive when using the All Connections search but when clicking through to the user’s profile they were active and active in communities and all over areas of Connections.
Looking into the database tables I found that the “state” of these users were correct, for example, in the EMPINST.GIVEN_NAME a particular user had a PROF_USRSTATE equalling 0 which means he’s active. In the EMPINST.EMPLOYEE table affected users had their emai [read] Keywords: connections
Unlocking and locking Places during an upgrade using an xml
Thu, Apr 18th 2013 8:17a Ben Williams During an upgrade from Quickr on Domino 8.5.1 to 8.5.3 FP37 I noticed that the customer had a large amount of locked Places. I didn’t want to lock them after the upgrade manually so a little Googling found some old wikis detailing the upgrade from QuickPlace to Quickr which contained the following commands.
The following commands allow you to write to xml the locked Places and then after the upgrade use that same xml to lock the Places.
load qptool report -q [PlaceIsLocked]=1 -o qptool.loc [read] Keywords: domino
Sametime Gateway federation with Google now working
Fri, Apr 12th 2013 10:16a Ben Williams A few weeks ago I blogged that Sametime Gateway federation with Google not working. It turns out it is now working. I was waiting for this to be fixed by Google and incidentally had to restart a customer’s Gateway server and on restart I noticed whilst tailing the trace.log that there were no errors like I had seen before.
I emailed IBM as I had two PMR’s open (for separate customers) and told them that it is now working. Shortly afterwards I received the following official response [read] Keywords: ibm
Sametime Gateway federation with Google not working
Tue, Mar 19th 2013 12:13p Ben Williams Last week I started seeing problems with the s2s federation with Google, errors like the following were appearing in the SystemOut.log.
[12/03/13 17:24:43:112 GMT] 0000003b LoggableInput 3 com.ibm.rtc.gateway.xmpp.util.LoggableInputStream read(byte b, int off, int len) XMPP logging < : length=203 msg:
It looked like Google were building white lists with approved domains. A friendly guy in IBM Support told me that there have been some changes in the Google policies and IBM are trying to R [read] Keywords: ibm
Adding Quickr Places to the Connectors using a URL
Fri, Jan 25th 2013 5:15a Ben Williams A customer found Add Quickr places to connectors via HTML link blog post from Michael Urspringer and wanted an easier way to populate the Connectors for users. Michael’s post said to use the following format;
I remembered that there was a major shift between 8.2 and 8.5 and that I had noticed (whilst resolving another problem) that some of the elements had changed. Thankfully when testing this on a Quickr 8.5.1 server I found tha [read] Keywords: domino