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Traveler Issues with Attachments containing special chars after updating to 9.0.1 IF6
Sat, Sep 27th 2014 6:12a   Daniel Nashed
Before leaving for holidays last week the first customer contacted me about issues with attachments that have blanks, umlauts or other characters in the attachment name. I could not reproduce it on iOS but on Android but without the error message in the log that he got. Meanwhile it is clear that this issue affects all devices types and there is a fix that should hopefully address this problem. IBM is working on a new IF to address the issue and also possible other related issues but mean [read] Keywords: ibm notes traveler mobile

My Top 3 Formula Commands for working in the Notes Client
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 11:16p   Daniel Nashed
All of those commands are not new at all. They are all round for a very long time. But they make my day easier. I am surprised that many still don't know at least the first two. The last one is more a convenience when working with replicas. @Command([AdminRemoteConsole]) Before Release 5 there wasn't an admin client and the admin/designer was integrated into the normal client. The old live console is still in the client and you don't need an admin client -- just the right per [read] Keywords: admin notes notes client

Important Update on Traveler iOS 8 Support -- You have to install an IF!
Mon, Sep 15th 2014 3:13p   Daniel Nashed
There are some last minute changes in iOS which are only in the final version. Apple changed the EAS Sync ID which used to match the Device ID. There has been planning for that change for a while but Apple should have introduce that change already in the Beta releases. However this change causes issues in device mapping for the companion/todo app. IBM released a IF for 9.0.1/ UP2 today to address this issue and added some background logic to map the device ID. There is a A [read] Keywords: ibm ldd lotus traveler apple

Traveler iOS 8 Support
Wed, Sep 10th 2014 10:12a   Daniel Nashed
iOS is released soon (hopefully 17.9 for existing devices) and I already got some customer questions about it. There is a technote describing the Traveler support for iOS 8. The good news everything should work fine and new app versions for iOS are on their way. Traveler supports iOS 8 with 8.5.3 Upgrade Pack 2 and higher but I would highly recommend that you update to the latest and greates release 9.0.1 IF5 anyway. Only the latest IFs will recognize iOS 8 correctly because they have [read] Keywords: ibm traveler

Important Platform Support Additions in Notes/Domino 9.0.1 FP2
Thu, Aug 21st 2014 10:12a   Daniel Nashed
The new fixpack adds the following platform support: 9.0.1 FP2 adds support for the following: Citrix XenApp 7.5 for Client Internet Explorer 11 for xPages RHEL7 for Server I got the question for RHEL7 already a couple of weeks ago and I think it is great news to have RHEL7 support introduced with a fixpack! That does not always happen! The release notes have been updated today and tests are completed. http://www.lotus.com/ldd/fixlist.nsf/0/7ff6a78cb16153d085257d2b00 [read] Keywords: domino ibm ldd lotus notes notesdomino xpages citrix server

Traveler 9.0.1 IF5 shipped
Wed, Jul 30th 2014 12:12a   Daniel Nashed
Traveler 9.0.1 IF5 shipped just in time for updating a customer yesterday -- after we planned the downtime for more than a month -- funny. First updated my Linux box before updating the customer server on Windows. The Linux silent install on Linux was a lot quicker than the one on Windows. There are a couple of important fixes for all devices types and a new version of the Android client. http://www.lotus.com/ldd/dominowiki.nsf/dx/Lotus_Notes_Traveler_APAR_listing#901IF5 IBM Note [read] Keywords: ibm ldd lotus notes notes client traveler apple blackberry linux mobile office password security server


Force Traveler to use IPv4 instead of IPv6
Mon, Jul 28th 2014 8:11a   Daniel Nashed
We ran into this in a customer situation. The code used in Traveler is Java based. For the Servlet and also for the Travler servertask. Even if you specify notes.ini NTS_HOST_IP_ADDR with an IPv4 address Traveler might use IPv6. If you are in stand-alone mode this should not cause any issues. But if you are in HA mode connecting to a remote machine might cause trouble in some situations. My recommendation would be to completely disable IPv6 on the machine unless you really need it. At s [read] Keywords: notes traveler java linux properties server

DAOS NLO Encryption and Decryption
Wed, May 28th 2014 6:10a   Daniel Nashed
We have been asking for this functionality since DAOS was releases and now there is finally a solution. In some cases customers have to either switch of DAOS NLO encryption for a server or enable it later on. Or even want to move from one server.id to another server.id. There are two SPRs (#PMAO9C6R9G / #GFAL9AKKJZ) described in the following technote --> http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21673931. The TN also describes how to use this new functionality. There are a cou [read] Keywords: domino ibm notes best practice database password security server

Details About ODS 52 shipped with Notes/Domino 9.0.1
Tue, Apr 29th 2014 6:12a   Daniel Nashed
I got a couple of questions from multiple customer about ODS 52 which has been introduced in 9.0.1. There is a bit of confusion about the new ODS and there is not much public available information. First of all the new ODS 52 is optional and you only need it in some special cases. It is not enabled by default and in the same way that you needed to set the new ODS it will also be implemented in 9.0.1 How to migrate to the new ODS? You will need to set notes.ini CREATE_R9_DATABASES=1. [read] Keywords: domino ibm notes notes client notesdomino ods citrix database password security server

IBM Notes & Domino are not vulnerable to OpenSSL "Heartbleed" bug (CVE-2014-0160)
Wed, Apr 9th 2014 2:11p   Daniel Nashed
In case you are wondering. IBM Domino is not affected by the OpenSSL "Heartbleed" issues. Also Traveler (leveraging the Domino HTTP stack) nor the IBM HTTP Stack in Domino 9 on Windows does not use OpenSSL and is not affected. You still have to update your machines to a current OpenSSL package if you are running a 1.0.1 OpenSSL package. Here is the technote from IBM --> http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21669782 And here is some additonal information I got from my ISP [read] Keywords: domino ibm notes traveler applications bug centos security

Passing a document to an agent without saving it first
Sun, Apr 6th 2014 6:12a   Daniel Nashed
How cool is that new functionality introduced in 8.5.2. Simple but important addition. Looks like this has been implemented for XPages but you can also use it in normal Java and LotusScript. Before you had to save a document before passing the document context to an agent. Now you can just pass a new in-memory document and you don't need to save it at all. This is really useful when passing parameters to and from agents that you invoke. For example if you want output for a Java agent th [read] Keywords: agent domino lotusscript xpages java javascript properties security server

Traveler 9.0. IF4 has shipped
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 6:14a   Daniel Nashed
Traveler 9.0.1 IF 4 has shipped end of last week. There are some important fixes on the server side and also some fixes in the Android client. After doing the update over the weekend I thought about building a small script to automate Traveler updates on Linux. First I thought it would make sense to have it in my start script but I am not sure about it. Silent install works like a charm. What do you think? Should I add a customizable script to shutdown, install, startup? It could be even [read] Keywords: domino ibm inotes ldd lotus notes rich text traveler apple database linux mobile network office security server widget

Taking full benefit of RAM for File-System Cache with Domino on W64
Thu, Mar 13th 2014 6:10a   Daniel Nashed
A long time ago I already blogged about the changes IBM introduced for the file-system cache. And I ran into this in customer situations many times. I have described it in my IBM Connect session but because I got questions about it again, I think it makes sense to mention it again. The default settings they implemented might impact you when you add a lot of RAM to your Domino server. We have seen dramatical reduction of read I/O when adding a lot of RAM to the Windows machine because Wind [read] Keywords: domino ibm notes server

IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1 IF 3 / IF4 available
Sat, Feb 1st 2014 5:10p   Daniel Nashed
Still on the way back from IBM Connect but I want to give you a quick info... There are important fixes for Blackberry 10 -- specially when you are using the new todos in version 10.2.1 But there are more fixes that are included. Thanks to the Traveler team for all the new information during IBM Connect and for the short cycle of fixpacks responding to customer issues so quickly! -- Daniel APAR List for 9.0.1 IF3: APAR # Component Abstract LO77998 Server Read mark for C [read] Keywords: admin ibm inotes notes notes client traveler apple blackberry mobile security server

Unofficial IBM Connect Notes session database
Mon, Jan 20th 2014 5:12a   Daniel Nashed
The question came up a couple of times in the last few days ... Mat posted today --> http://www.matnewman.com/webs/personal/matblog.nsf/dx/and-were-back-the-totally-unofficial-totally-unsupported-ibm-connect-notes-session-database And here is the download link -- > http://www.matnewman.com/webs/personal/matblog.nsf/sphere2014.zip Hope to see many of you soon in Orlando! Huge thanks to the team who did the database it again this year!! -- Daniel [read] Keywords: ibm notes database

Custom Commands in Domino Start Script
Fri, Jan 17th 2014 5:12a   Daniel Nashed
Most of the new functionality in my start scripts is based on my own ideas and requests I get from customer projects. For each of the request for new functionality I am trying to find out a way to make it as customizable as possible to make it fit for different customer environments. On the other side there are still requests which are very customer specific which I cannot build into a standard script. But I also would like to keep the script in a maintainable mode where you have only to sw [read] Keywords: domino email server

Notes / Domino 9.0.1 New Platform Support added for Win2012 R2, OSX 10.9 and Win 8.1
Tue, Dec 17th 2013 5:13p   Daniel Nashed
We got questions about this from many customers and there is a technote on the way. The following link already provides the good news we are waiting for. http://www.lotus.com/ldd/fixlist.nsf/8d1c0550e6242b69852570c900549a74/de0329821264ceff85257c130056adda?OpenDocument The same is also supported in 8.5.3 FP6 -- Wow, I did not expect that! That's good news! http://www.lotus.com/ldd/fixlist.nsf/8d1c0550e6242b69852570c900549a74/2ca7aa993e50ba8285257c1d006472bd?OpenDocument Thanks IB [read] Keywords: domino ibm inotes ldd lotus notes email macintosh

Traveler 9.0.1 IF2 available
Mon, Dec 16th 2013 11:10p   Daniel Nashed
Start your downloads ... Traveler IF2 is available. There are just a few number of new fixes. See details below. What is new is the Todo Sync for Blackberry devices. -- Daniel IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1 Interim Fix 2 Release Date Component Build Levels Release Documentation December 16, 2013 Server Android Client 20131210_2121 20131210_1510 9.0.1 IF2 Release Documentation APAR # Component Abstract LO77372 Server Duplicate sent notices may be sent when decline then accept [read] Keywords: admin ibm ldd lotus notes traveler application blackberry interface mobile server sql

Traveler 9.0.1 IF1 is back on the download site
Tue, Nov 26th 2013 5:21a   Daniel Nashed
IBM found another issue that they have fixed in this build. That's why they have pulled back the download that was there for a short time. Here is the additional ARPA listed for 9.0.1 IF1. -- Daniel APAR # Component Abstract LO78022 Server Update all instances of a repeating event from mobile device and may loose description info. [read] Keywords: ibm traveler mobile server

Traveler 9.0.1 IF1 available
Fri, Nov 22nd 2013 7:14a   Daniel Nashed
There have been some issues with Traveler 9.0.1. The most ciritcal issue was (LO77840) that if you marked a mail with the followup function the mail was updated with the device user's principal -- which let the mail look as sent from yourself. IF1 fixes the following issues and you should update asap. The IF is not yet available but should be available later today. The fixlist information is already listed on the IBM website. -- Daniel Note: Notes Traveler 9.0.1 IF1 includes all AP [read] Keywords: ibm notes traveler mobile server sql

Traveler 9.0.1 issue with followup indicators used on mobile device
Tue, Nov 12th 2013 7:11a   Daniel Nashed
There is an issue in Traveler 9.0.1 that we ran into. When you use the follow-up indicators on the mobile device for a SMTP message, Traveler will add the user's name to the Principal field in the message. This will sync back to the mail database and the name shown in the inbox view is the user's name instead of the sender. You will still see the original sender as "sent by". The problem occurs only if you use the followup indicator and does not occur when you toggle read/unread. IBM ha [read] Keywords: ibm traveler database mobile smtp

User PDB instead of SYM files for Domino 9 Win64
Thu, Nov 7th 2013 7:12a   Daniel Nashed
Since 6.5.x ISVs could use "sym" files for their C-API applications to allow NSD to annotate the call-stacks. The tool to generate IBM Notes/Domino compatible SYM files was called "map2isym.exe". It was shipped only with some versions of the C-API toolkit. Because I mentioned it in some of my presentations I got many requests to send a copy of this tool. With Domino 9 and 64bit IBM needed a new version of SYM files to addess issues they had with 64bit. In Domino 8.5.x 64bit on Windows [read] Keywords: domino ibm notes nsd application applications development microsoft

Domino 9.0.1 DBMT Compact File Pre-Alloc
Mon, Nov 4th 2013 5:12a   Daniel Nashed
This was on my list for a long time. When you leverage a copy-style compact the resulting database is often more fragmented than it was before because of the way a copy style compact works. A copy style compact generates a temp file and copies the database note by note into the database. For each document there is a check if the target database still has sufficient space fee. Else the database is extended to make the new document and/or object fit into the database. The space allocated is [read] Keywords: domino ibm applications database server

IBM Sametime Limited Use 9 release for IBM Notes/Domino 9.0.1 customers
Wed, Oct 30th 2013 5:12p   Daniel Nashed
There has been a lot of discussion about the Sametime Limited use for Notes 9 already before Sametime 9 shipped. But with Sametime 9 there was more confusion. IBM published a technote which will be updated as soon there are news. The following content is already great news for customers. It wasn't the best timing between the different teams but it sounds like they have sorted it out :-) Stay tuned for updates. Here is the link --> http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21 [read] Keywords: domino ibm notes sametime

Traveler 9.0.1 - Adaptive Initial Sync
Wed, Oct 30th 2013 10:12a   Daniel Nashed
Most of the Traveler improvements have been already shipped with the release. But there is one important setting that can make a difference in case you run into a recovery situation and also more important for new users -- which is more a daily use case. The feature is called Adaptive Initial Sync in short "AIS". The functionality can be controlled by a couple of notes.ini settings and is enabled by default. AIS will first send the user is "current data" (by default the curr [read] Keywords: admin ibm notes traveler applications server

Notes Domio Traveler 9.0.1 is available
Tue, Oct 29th 2013 7:15a   Daniel Nashed
Start your downloads ... Notes / Domino / Traveler has arrived... What a surprise ... there is also a Traveler 9.0.1 (after the release we got earlier). The only info I see for this new update is in the updated Admin Guide. http://www.lotus.com/ldd/dominowiki.nsf/xpDocViewer.xsp?lookupName=Administering+IBM+Notes+Traveler+9.0.1#action=openDocument&res_title=Whats_new_in_IBM_Notes_Traveler_9.0.1_A901&content=pdcontent Here is a list of the download packages and product codes. [read] Keywords: admin domino ibm ldd lotus notes notes client traveler aix enterprise linux mac server vista

C-API Development for Domino 9 64bit
Fri, Oct 25th 2013 6:17a   Daniel Nashed
The following is a short info for all C-API developers who want to port their applications to native 64bit on Windows. It took me some time to find the right Microsoft compiler and that's why I want to give you a quick summary. This can save you some of time and frustation. Once you installed the wrong compiler or did the wrong update you might not be able to re-install the compiler. I had to switch to a new Windows 2008 R2 VM and re-installed everything from scratch after things went wrong. Th [read] Keywords: domino ibm notes application applications development microsoft vm

Traveler IF2
Thu, Oct 17th 2013 6:10a   Daniel Nashed
IBM released a new interims fix with quite a number of fixes. IMHO it would make sense to install this update as soon as you can if you are already on Traveler 9.x You find the list of of fixes here --> http://www.lotus.com/ldd/dominowiki.nsf/dx/Lotus_Notes_Traveler_APAR_listing#9001IF2 Download as usual via IBM Fixcentral. -- Daniel [read] Keywords: ibm ldd lotus traveler

Domino Start Script 2.7 Released
Wed, Sep 11th 2013 6:11a   Daniel Nashed
Today I updated my start script to version 2.7. Version 2.6 never really made it to the request page. I have sent it to a couple of customers by email but I did not post it because I was still waiting for feedback for version 2.6. There are not really many changes and additions. Most of the changes and additions are coming from my customer projects. I am adding functionality based on what customers need. If you have special requirements please let me know by mail. What I am always trying is to [read] Keywords: domino nsd email linux server

Domino with NetApp Storage
Mon, Sep 2nd 2013 9:17a   Daniel Nashed
Running Domino on NetApp Storage Using Domino with a storage appliance can add some extra benefits depending on your configuration. We have a couple of customer cases where NetApp Storage has been used for Domino data. In many cases customer don't know what additional benefits they have using NetApp. Other vendors might have similar options and you should check with your storage team what kind of storage is used for your Domino data. Supported Snap-Shot Solution For example with NetApp th [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotus notes applications archive database server

Recipients with unquoted commas
Mon, Aug 26th 2013 6:15a   Daniel Nashed
There is an issue that is hitting almost every customer who receives messages from other mail-systems. Many applications send mails in the following format Doe, John . The comma is a delimiter for separating addresses in Notes. So the correct address would be a quoted address "Doe, John" . If you reply to an unquoted address you can run into very odd unpredictable results because Notes treats the entry as separate addresses and will lookup the first part in your Domino directory. Unquoted [read] Keywords: domino notes notes client applications email

Traveler Support for iOS 7
Thu, Aug 22nd 2013 6:14a   Daniel Nashed
iOS 7 is about to released quite soon and many customers have already devices with beta versions connected to their servers. Usually it needed a new fixpack until new iOS devices have been detected correctly and in some cases we had issues with new versions. This time IBM has already updated the TN with new information. And unless Apple changes something in the last minute all should work fine. You should run the latest Traveler 8.5.3 UP2 fixpack or running. The current versions do alre [read] Keywords: ibm notes traveler apple

Fault Recovery with external Applications
Mon, Aug 5th 2013 6:18a   Daniel Nashed
When a Domino server is recovered after a crash using the fault recovery functionality, the server tries to cleanup all resources used by the server. This includes processes, shared memory and message queues. NSD does cleanup all resources that the Domino server keeps track of using Domino code to allocate a resource. So for example all shared memory that has been allocated via Domino memory manager, all processes that have been invoked thru Domino. Domino keeps track of the resources in the f [read] Keywords: domino nsd applications linux server virus

Traveler requires Domino 9.0 IF2 or higher!
Wed, Jul 31st 2013 10:15a   Daniel Nashed
There are a couple of important fixes specially in the Out Of Office Service area which are important for the new Traveler I have ran into issues testing the OOO functionality and IBM told me to use at least IF2. There is already 9.0 IF3 available and this IF -- build as a hotfix per plattform -- also fixes issues that could impact normal Domino servers. Some of the fixes are critical and you should upgrade. -- Daniel See the complete fixlist here --> http://www.ibm.com/support/do [read] Keywords: domino ibm traveler office

Traveler is avialable as of today
Mon, Jul 29th 2013 11:12a   Daniel Nashed
Traveler has been just released today. Nobody told us exactly what was coming in this release and when. There are a couple of interesting enhancements. Also on the companion app. The updated companion app is also available on iTunes already. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ibm-notes-traveler-companion/id346633404 See what is new in in Companion APP Version Companion has a new, improved UI and supports multiple languages. In addition to reading and sending Domino encrypted e [read] Keywords: domino ibm ldd lotus notes policies traveler apple application applications email mobile office security server

NSF Buffer Pool Size on Notes Client
Mon, Jul 29th 2013 6:13a   Daniel Nashed
A friend asked me today why he is getting "The buffer pool is too full to bring in another page" on his Notes Client. I am not sure why exactly this is happening in his environment but I tried to explain and remembered a configuration change that I did in my Notes Client log time ago. The NSF Buffer Pool (aka the UBM) is used for NSF I/O operations. It's a kind of I/O buffer. All NSF I/O goes thru this buffer pool. On the server side for 32Bit the default size is 512 MB. For 64bit Domino it [read] Keywords: domino notes notes client server

Editor Access for Mailfiles
Fri, Jul 26th 2013 6:12a   Daniel Nashed
Who is still using Manager access for user's maifiles? Most of my customers have already switched to Editor access in mailfiles. This used to be an issue with enabling Out of Office and Delegation. But with OOO Service and Delegation via Adminp requests you can safely switch from Manager to Editor. One big benefit is that the user cannot delete his mail-database by accident. The admin is also in control of the design of the database and you can better control if the database has a FT index (Us [read] Keywords: acl admin adminp agent ibm lotus lotusscript notes notes client database java office

Many Login Attempts over SMTP -- Do you see the same in your environments?
Thu, Jul 4th 2013 11:16a   Daniel Nashed
A while ago I noticed a lot of connections from hosts not delivering any message. Looking into the logs I figured out that there are hosts trying to authenticate even my server has authenticated SMTP disabled. They are opening many sessions at the same time trying to brute-force passwords. Because authentication is disabled this is not really a security issue but blocks sessions for other servers and fills the logs. I have created some new rules to block those requests directly in the connect [read] Keywords: connections database security server smtp

DNUG Domino 9 Presentation - Notes/Domino SAML
Mon, Jun 10th 2013 1:16p   Daniel Nashed
Last Friday in Berlin I did a presentation of Domino 9. Focus for this presentation was the new DBMT, new compact options and other backend changes in this area on the one side. And SAML on the other side. I had a couple of VMs running demonstrating Federated Login for Web, Notes with ID-Vault and also showed what is possible in combination with the browser login and iNotes. The documentation about the functionality is a bit limited. But once you get it working it works quite well. There are so [read] Keywords: domino inotes notes

IBM Notes accepts Java applet and JavaScript tags inside HTML
Fri, May 3rd 2013 9:16a   Daniel Nashed
There is an issue in the Notes client that you should be aware of. heise Security has posted about this issue yesterday -->http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Huge-Java-hole-in-Lotus-Notes-1855406.html Notes did allow Java/JavaScript and Applets in emails for a long time. I have tested with and old Notes 7 client today. There have been issues with the underlaying JVM which makes it more critical. In Notes you can control as described in the article and also in the IBM technote releas [read] Keywords: ibm lotus notes notes client policies desktop email java javascript oracle security

Domino Designer Help has been moved completely to Eclipse help in Notes 9.0
Wed, Apr 17th 2013 9:17a   Daniel Nashed
The last available Designer Help in the "classical" NSF based format is 8.5.1. Since then IBM started to move to the Eclipsed based help system. This can have advantages but many developers still like to have also a NSF based version because searching/etc in the Eclipse help is not that flexible. With Notes 9 most information -- including @Formula, Lotus-Script, Java Class documentation has been completely removed from the NSF help. And if you have lost your old 8.5.1 documentation due to th [read] Keywords: admin domino ibm lotus notes database eclipse java wiki

Upgrading ODS for databases with old DB class in Domino 9
Tue, Apr 9th 2013 8:14a   Daniel Nashed
When you create a database for example with the extenson .ns7 the ODS will be ODS43 instead of ODS51. This kind of trick was used in earlier days and was to ensure that an older ODS was used when really needed. What this causes is that the DB class of the database instance is set to that version. And you cannot use a copy style compact to change this database to the new ODS -- even you rename the extension back to ".nsf". The only way to change the database class and ODS was to create a new [read] Keywords: domino ods applications database virus

Customizing Domino Out of Office Service
Fri, Mar 29th 2013 11:13a   Daniel Nashed
I have got this question from two customers in the same week and I have never looked into this before. Thanks for Julie to point me to the right direction. With that information (field names) I found an interesting old The View article. It looks like this is the only documented source for this information. In my customer case the requirement was to not have the OOS (Out of Office Service) reply to potential SPAM messages even OOO replies to Internet email should be enabled in general. If you [read] Keywords: agent domino applications email office server

Syncing Confidential Contacts with Traveler & Co
Mon, Mar 18th 2013 6:14a   Daniel Nashed
In Notes 8.5 you can mark a contact as confidential to avoid that another person with access to your mailfile can see the contact. Contact sync marks contacts in the mailfile as public documents so reader access to the calendar does already provide access to contacts... The Confidential flag sets a reader names field "Readers" which avoids that someone with access to the mail-file can see those contacts. This functionality adds hard coded also "LocalDomainServers" to the "Readers" field t [read] Keywords: admin notes traveler security server

BES10 and Traveler 9
Wed, Feb 27th 2013 2:11p   Daniel Nashed
There has been some confusion about how BES10 will access Domino based mailfiles. A couple of customers asked me to explain how this is going to work. The following abstract describes briefly on high level how both will work together. The current BES server uses a C-API based solution which access the Domino Mail-Databases via Notes protocol (NRPC). With BES10 there is no native access any more and BES 10 only support devices with the new BB OS. All communication between BES 10 and Domino wil [read] Keywords: domino ibm notes policies traveler bes blackberry mobile profile security server

SpamGeek V1.3 with Linux64 Support and new Feature to allow to change SMTP Replies / Workaround for TLS over SMTP
Fri, Feb 22nd 2013 10:09a   Daniel Nashed
Just finished SpamGeek V 1.3 which now also works on Domino 9.0 Beta Linux 64bit. I added one new feature that allows to change the reply the server is sending in reply to SMTP commands... This helps a customer to solve his issue with TLS over SMTP that he is running into for over an year. Domino doesn't support the full TLS for SMTP and it isn't on the list for Domino 9 eigher. Only full support for TLS in HTTP is implemented by replacing the HTTP stack with the IBM one. So native TLS (it' [read] Keywords: domino ibm linux server smtp

Linux I/O Performance Tweek
Sun, Jan 27th 2013 8:18a   Daniel Nashed
During a performance troubleshooting session at a customer we found a very interesting tuning option that can boost your storage performance dramatically. This setting is really helpful for SAN environments, SSD discs, virtual servers and also physical servers using RAID storage. Current Linux versions do use the an I/O scheduler called CFQ (complete fair queuing). This scheduler is helpful when you have simple local disk where Linux can optimize the I/O requests by re-ordering them. But this [read] Keywords: ibm application enterprise linux server virtualization vm vmware

Lotusphere / IBM Connect 2013 -- meet me there
Tue, Jan 22nd 2013 9:13a   Daniel Nashed
Last days before Lotusphere / IBM Connect 2013 in Orlando ... This year I got two sessions in different tracks ... If you plan to look into Domino on Linux the Show and Tell session might be for you. I am showing a complete server install and also how to tune and troubleshoot it. The session comes with a complete set of screen prints for SLES and RHEL and I will use SLES 11 SP2 in the live in session. You will also see up to date tuning and configuration information in the second part of the s [read] Keywords: admin domino ibm lotus lotusphere notes show and tell linux server

TODO Application for iOS and Android with Traveler 8.5.3 UP2
Fri, Dec 14th 2012 8:10a   Daniel Nashed
Traveler 8.5.3 UP2 was quite a surprise and nobody really expected new functionality before x-mas. Quite a nice pre-x-mas present :-) Thanks to the Traveler team! Once you installed the new version the updated Android app has a new Todo application part. On iOS you need to install a separate application which looks good on iPad and iPhone. You have to specify server URL and account settings. The app has a separate connection and shows up as separate device in your device list. Here is a link [read] Keywords: ibm lotus notes traveler apple application iphone server

Installing Domino on current RHEL servers
Mon, Dec 3rd 2012 5:09a   Daniel Nashed
There is a new default setting that 32bit Libs are not installed by default on RHEL. This is done to have a clean 64bit-only environment by default. If you need 32bit packages you have to either install them manually specifying the 32bit package or change the default settings back. If you change /etc/yum.conf multilib_policy=all the 32bit libs are getting installed. I went thru the list of packets that the installer did mark as missing after I have changed the setting and made sure the 32bi [read] Keywords: domino linux

iNotes with Firefox 15 and later
Mon, Oct 29th 2012 6:12a   Daniel Nashed
Firefox has removed support for signed scripts starting with Firefox 15, and several iNotes features use signed scripts. There is a work-around in Domino 8.5.3 to use the older DHTML user interface instead. This older implementation can be enabled via notes.ini setting on the Domino server via set config iNotes_WA_FirefoxSignedScript=0 restart task http We had a PMR open with IBM for a while and got no feedback. There is a quite new Technote #1610926 published 26.10 that we found which descr [read] Keywords: domino ibm inotes notes dhtml firefox interface server

Domino Clustering Failover Issues fixed in 8.5.3
Thu, Oct 25th 2012 6:10a   Daniel Nashed
We ran into this issue at a customer. When one server was down the other cluster mate was responding very very slow at some point. For troubleshooting we started in the early morning with one server and until a certain time all users where happy. But suddenly the response times went up dramatically. When bringing up the 2nd server also the 2nd server had slow response time for a while. It turned out that the backend code that tries to find the matching replica had issues when too many user invok [read] Keywords: domino nsd server

Lotus Notes Traveler 853 Upgrade Pack 1 Interim Fix 1 -- with fixes for iOS6
Sat, Sep 22nd 2012 2:09p   Daniel Nashed
There is a new Interims Fix which contains a couple of fixes (see details here --> http://www.lotus.com/ldd/dominowiki.nsf/dx/Lotus_Notes_Traveler_APAR_listing#853UP1IF1) You should apply this fix which also includes the correct version detection for iOS 6. 8.5.3 UP1 does support iOS 6 already. You should still apply the IF. For earlier releases you might need updates (e.g. 8533 IF1). -- Daniel [read] Keywords: ldd lotus notes traveler

Preventing wrong server time and "time too far in the future"
Fri, Jul 20th 2012 6:11a   Daniel Nashed
"time too far in the future" beside database corruptions this problem is one of the most critical issues you can run into. - Database modified date is in the future - All new documents have created date in the future based on this value (because time in a database never goes backward) - Replication history is in future --> issues with replication - View/Folder update time is in future --> index might not be updated Not all issues can be completely reverted in an easy way. You might be [read] Keywords: domino notes database server

Lotus Traveler V8.5.3 Upgrade Pack 1 and Traveler HA available today
Tue, Jun 26th 2012 2:13p   Daniel Nashed
Lotus Traveler 8.5.3 Upgrade Pack 1 has been released today. The Download also includes the Limited to use Licenses for DB2 ... Detlev and myself have given a presentation at DNUG and AdminCamp about the new Traveler release including the new HA options. Here is a download link --> http://www.poettgen.eu/internet/blogs/netzgoetter.nsf/dx/AdminCamp-Traveler-2012-06-published.pdf/$file/AdminCamp-Traveler-2012-06-published.pdf And here is a link to what is new --> http://www.lotus.com/ldd/ [read] Keywords: ldd lotus traveler db2

RunFaster=1 for Domino on Linux
Mon, Apr 30th 2012 6:11a   Daniel Nashed
We have been tracing this problem together with IBM for half a year and finally got a solution for a performance problem that blocked us from migrating 8500 users from Groupwise to Domino. When we first started to run large scale imports to Domino (load with creating many documents with attachments in parallel with multiple workstations) I discovered a slow down for some transactions by 100 ms or even a multiple of 100 ms. Part of the problem was based on issues introduced with a newer kernel th [read] Keywords: domino ibm interface linux network

Process iCalendar attachment while in other mailfiles
Thu, Apr 19th 2012 7:12a   Daniel Nashed
Normally you can only import iCal data into your own mail-file. This limitation sounds like working as designed. But there is a notes.ini setting that I just found that allows import into other mail-files as well :-) Also other databases with calendars should work according to the TN. Just found it in a technote (#1469271) checking for something else ... notes.ini ICAL_IMPORT_MANAGED_USER=1 -- Daniel [read] Keywords: notes

New Traveler Companion APP 2.0.7
Wed, Apr 18th 2012 9:13a   Daniel Nashed
Description of the update just says "Bug Fixes" Hmm.. still a good idea to install .. -- Daniel [read] Keywords: traveler bug

ComputeWithForm Performance
Mon, Apr 16th 2012 6:12a   Daniel Nashed
I have done some analysis for a customer which lead to a PMR and a SPR which is marked as an enhancement request. We got feedback that this is not going to be addressed in the current code stream but I think this is still a quite relevant improvement specially for customer and business partner applications. In our analysis it turned out that with NSFNoteComputeWithForm (and also when you use the derived functions in LS and Java) a.) subforms and shared fields are not cached from cache.ndk b. [read] Keywords: connections application applications database java server

FTIndex Crash with C-API based tools caused by a change in D8.5.3
Tue, Apr 10th 2012 6:11a   Daniel Nashed
We ran into this problem quite badly and the root cause was hard to track. One of my applications (nshrun -- a tool to do multiple tasks in parallel on multiple databases) started to crash without a meaningful call-stack. I started to figure out the root cause and identified that the C-API call FTIndex causes a crash of the calling function because the stack is damaged. It turned out that IBM changed the structure of the statistic buffer for FTIndex by adding two new variables. This change cau [read] Keywords: domino ibm application applications

Unix/Linux Start Script Update for high CPU issue
Tue, Apr 10th 2012 6:11a   Daniel Nashed
There was an issue that in some cases when the monitor command was running and the shell was closed, the script could not catch the dead text file caused by the shell. I have changed the trap events and now I hopefully trap all signals that could occur. We got this problem only on some platforms. And I cannot test on all different versions of Linux. I hope this change resolves all cases. If not send me your feedback. You can request the new version on the start script homepage. http://www.nash [read] Keywords: linux

Domino on Linux Plattform stats might use 100% CPU
Thu, Mar 22nd 2012 2:13p   Daniel Nashed
We ran into this issue on a couple of customer sites. It is not completely sure in which release starts (in a fixpack of 8.5.2 and in 8.5.3 for sure). The problem is that the server thread responsible for platform stats might use 100% of one CPU thread. Basically there is an issue when reading a system file in a loop. There are two SPRs involved in this SPR #YPHG8ET496 will be fixed in 8.5.3 FP1 SPR #PHEY8KRJJ7 will be fixed in 8.5.2 FP2 and 8.5.4 If you run into this problem in your environ [read] Keywords: domino linux server

Companion App 2.0.6 released -- fixes session based authentication issues
Tue, Mar 20th 2012 6:13a   Daniel Nashed
A new update for the companion 2.0.6 app has been releases which fixes the session based authentication issue we discussed. According to the description this is the only fix in the app. Again you should still use basic authenticaton also to ensure that the device detects password changes. But it is still good that IBM fixed this issue :-) Huge thanks for the very fast response! -- Daniel [read] Keywords: ibm traveler password

New Traveler Db Usage command in
Fri, Mar 9th 2012 5:13a   Daniel Nashed
There is a new tell command to show how much data is synced to devices. This command is interesting to figure out how much data users are syncing. The tell traveler dbusage command is new in and the results look like the example below. With iOS devices you cannot prevent via policies that users sync all their mail. But there is a general switch for the whole Traveler server in NTSConfig.xml to reduce the maximum limit that the server will sync -- independent from the user settings Se [read] Keywords: domino lotus policies traveler database email mobile server xml

Traveler released -- Isuses with older company app
Fri, Mar 2nd 2012 5:13a   Daniel Nashed
Traveler ( aka FP2) has been released. A couple of issues have been fixed in this FP. See details here http://www.lotus.com/ldd/dominowiki.nsf/dx/Lotus_Notes_Traveler_APAR_listing#8532 This fixpack is also needed to use the new companion app version 2.0.5. A couple of customer updated their companion app to 2.0.5 could not read encrypted email any more. The new Traveler version did solve this problem. IBM is still investigating. Also there is some new functionality in the new companio [read] Keywords: ibm ldd lotus traveler email

SSL Issues on Client and Server
Tue, Feb 28th 2012 3:12p   Daniel Nashed
There is an issue with the way the SSL key buffer is managed that will fixed in 8.5.4. The problem can occur with concurrent (multi-threaded) access to the SSL ring buffer (used to store SSL sessions). By default the size of the buffer is quite small and in some cases the size of those entries need to be increased on the fly by reallocating the entry. This is mainly an issue on Servers but I ran into this issue on my Notes Client with HTML mail loading remote images from websites using SSL. I [read] Keywords: ldd lotus notes notes client bug server

Domino on Linux Performance Tweaks with current Kernels
Mon, Feb 27th 2012 8:12a   Daniel Nashed
We found a performance issue with SLES 11 and also RHEL 5/6. Due to a new process scheduler (CFS) introduced there seem to be timing issues with some new functionality. The new scheduler CFS is the Completely Fair Scheduler which has some new functionality. From what we figured out so far some functionality of CFS causes timing issues with the Domino server. The Domino server has many active threads and processes which seem to not work well with the standard settings of CFS. What happens is th [read] Keywords: domino ibm application development linux server

Cluster Failover Improvement since 8.5.2
Tue, Feb 21st 2012 5:11a   Daniel Nashed
I thought I blogged about it long time ago already but sounds like I forgot. There used to be a parameter in earlier 8.x releases that does some kind of failover. Beginning with 8.5.2 there is a new parameter that can be set thru the desktop policy settings. This parameter does avoid almost all prompts when a server goes down and switches to a different server. Also when the home server is up again it will fail back :-) That's part of the failover improvements in 8.5.2. But you still need t [read] Keywords: notes notes client desktop server

Lotus Traveler email Antivirus
Mon, Jan 23rd 2012 6:11a   Daniel Nashed
The Mail-Routing Configuration for a Traveler Server uses the home-mail server of the user to send outgoing mail. But in some customer scenarios the home-mail server does not run antivirus software to scan emails. If you have separate gateway servers scanning your inbound and outbound mail traffic there is a new Traveler setting that can help. You can configure servers used for outbound mail instead of using the mail-server. This setting will send outbound mail directly to the configured server [read] Keywords: lotus traveler development email mobile server virus xml

IBM Lotus Symphony Viewer
Sun, Jan 8th 2012 11:10p   Daniel Nashed
In case you missed it... IBM released a Symphony Viewer that allows to view ODF files on your iOS device. It's a first version but you see from the growing list below that IBM is taking their mobile strategy quite serious. -- Daniel [read] Keywords: ibm lotus odf symphony mobile

Important Lotus Traveler Fixpack Released
Wed, Nov 16th 2011 9:11a   Daniel Nashed
This fixpack should solve the iOS issues I mentioned in my previous post. You should update your Traveler Server ASAP. Here is a link to the Fixcentral Download http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFixes?parent=ibm~Lotus&product=ibm/Lotus/Lotus+Notes+Traveler&release=All&platform=All&function=all And here is a list to the complete fixlist http://www.lotus.com/ldd/dominowiki.nsf/dx/Lotus_Notes_Traveler_APAR_listing#8531 The issue for activities has been fixed an [read] Keywords: ibm ldd lotus notes traveler apple server

Traveler Performance Issue iOS 5
Thu, Nov 10th 2011 5:11a   Daniel Nashed
Traveler with the latest fixpacks installed supports iOS5. Only the new functionality introduced with iOS5 are currently not supported and does not work yet. After the first larger customers migrated it turned out that this new functionality causes performance (high CPU on Traveler server, shorter battery life for the Apple device) issues with Traveler when enabled. IBM is working on a fix for this issue and we can expect a fix delivered soon. In the meantime you should avoid the following new [read] Keywords: domino ibm traveler apple server

Traveler Documentation 8.5.3
Wed, Nov 2nd 2011 10:11a   Daniel Nashed
Since 8.5.2 the documentation for Traveler moved from the IBM Info center to the Domino Wiki which IMHO was a good move. Most product documentation for all "Lotus" product are available in a central place and there is a mobilized version available. But this did not solve the problem that we can take the documentation offline or print it if needed. The Traveler team did a great job documenting all the details. This even includes troubleshooting tips. Beside the documentation referenced when [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotus traveler wiki

KVM Support for Domino 8.5.3
Thu, Oct 20th 2011 1:11p   Daniel Nashed
Since 8.5.3 KVM is officially supported. But there have been some confusion about which version is supported. You really need to make sure that you have at least the version mentioned in the following statement. Before those versions there are performance issues. -- Daniel -- snip -- KVM support is based on KVM/Kernel level. We support level 2.6.32 x86_64 as our baseline on either RHEL or SLES. We automatically support patch releases beyond this level as well (but not feature releases). For e [read] Keywords: domino linux

Agent Manager Retry on Compact
Mon, Oct 10th 2011 9:11a   Daniel Nashed
There is a new setting starting with 8.5.3 and 8.5.2 FP3 to retry to run an agent after the agent has been blocked out thru a compact previously. I would have expected that this behavior would be the new default and a notes.ini setting would switch back to the previous behavior. But IBM decided to not make it the current default -- this might change in future after a discussion we had with IBM. For now you have to enable it via notes.ini DEBUG_AMGR_ENABLE_RETRY_ON_COMPACT. -- Daniel -- snip -- [read] Keywords: agent ibm notes database

Full Text Index on separate Drive
Tue, Oct 4th 2011 6:10a   Daniel Nashed
Since 8.5.3 (available as of today) we have the option to put the Full Text Index on another drive. We have asked about it many times for many years and finally got this functionality. The notes.ini parameter e.g. FTBasePath=d:full_text can be used to switch the starting directory for the full text index from data directory to a different directory or drive. It makes a lot of sense to separate the FT Index from the NSF data in larger environments. There are a couple of reasons - FT Index caus [read] Keywords: notes updall

Sametime Features allowed with the Notes 8 Client License
Fri, Sep 2nd 2011 6:09a   Daniel Nashed
Even if you are only installing a Sametime entry server you might run into license issues if you only have Notes 8 Client licenses. The default Sametime policy that comes with Sametime 8.5.1 Entry contains some features which need a full Sametime Client license. For example multiple chat communities, pasting screen prints. So if you don't disable those features for users without a full Sametime license you are potentially running into trouble during your next IBM license audit. Here are som [read] Keywords: ibm ldd lotus notes sametime server

iNotes and IMAP interims fixes for 8.5.2 FP3
Sat, Aug 6th 2011 6:10a   Daniel Nashed
There are two different IF1s available for 8.5.2 FP3. One is a fix for an IMAP problem and the other one is a spearate fix for the iNotes issue I mentioned in ony of my last posts. 8.5.2 FP3 IF1 fixes the IMAP problem --> SPR# TLAM8JZNMN: Domino Server crashes on nIMAP after upgrading to 8.5.2 FP3 See details here --> https://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21508247 The iNotes fix is not using the Fixpack/Hotfix installer but is a ZIP file that you need to extract into your data d [read] Keywords: domino ibm inotes firefox server

Issues with Domino 8.5.2 FP3
Mon, Aug 1st 2011 6:11a   Daniel Nashed
You should wait with installing 8.5.2 FP3 if you are using iNotes or Traveler. There are two critical issues with pending fixes. If you are running on Windows and the locale of your Domino server is not US English there is an issue with iNotes --> https://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21506794 There are some workarounds (changing the locale or using the 8.5.2 FP2 IF1 version of the iNotes files) but you should better wait until an updated version is available. It looks like we are g [read] Keywords: domino ibm inotes traveler server

Linux Start Script issue with ctrl-c and "start live" feature
Sat, Jul 30th 2011 6:09a   Daniel Nashed
We found an issue on Linux with ctrl-c when using the "start live" and "restart live" command. On Linux ctrl-c sends a signal to the invoking shell which is not fully traped by the invoked shell. This event is than send to the started Domino server instance which causes a crash or hang in http and sometimes other processes. It looks like there is nothing I can do to trap the signal and even starting the monitor command in a separate instance does not help. This problem does only occur when [read] Keywords: domino linux server

Domino on Linux Logging Optimization
Sat, Jul 30th 2011 6:09a   Daniel Nashed
Currently I am working on a larger Domino on Linux implementation. Beside optimizing NSF, DAOS, FT and view_rebuild with separate disks I am looking into optimizing logging. Linux provides a temp file-system (tempfs) which is very I/O optimized for temporary files only stored for a very short time like view rebuild and also the console.log. On Unix and Linux you can keep the console logging disabled but there is still the small 1k log file that you need to take care of. The default location fo [read] Keywords: domino notes linux server

Traveler Workshop Round 2
Tue, May 24th 2011 2:13p   Daniel Nashed
We (Nash!Com and mindpoints) have planned another round of Traveler Workshop. The first round of workshops was a great success and we had interesting customer feedback. Because most customers are interested in iPhones and iPads we are currently focusing our efforts mostly in this area. But we will also cover the new Android devices. The one day work-shop is focusing on Traveler infrastructure (including the various security aspects) and Apple Devices including all the management around those d [read] Keywords: traveler apple security

Console Command Output and log.nsf
Tue, May 10th 2011 3:10p   Daniel Nashed
A customer asked me this week if he can avoid that command output is written to the log.nsf There is a way to do it but the documentation has been removed from admin help. It used to be in admin help but there still references on the web. You can set log_console=0 to completely disable the logging into log.nsf The output is still shown on the console -- Daniel Log_Console = 1 By default, all console command output (except output preceded by an exclamation point) is recorded in the server [read] Keywords: admin notes server

Traveler Apple Device Birthday Problem solved in
Mon, May 2nd 2011 11:12p   Daniel Nashed
I have blogged a while ago about the Birthday and Anniversary issue that Apple introduced with iOS 4.0. Birthdays and Anniversaries are one day earlier when synced back to Notes in certain timezones. Even this problem is clearly an Apple issue IBM provides a fix in Traveler and later. The Traveler server checks the timezone of the device and even there is no timezone information in each individual entry Traveler will interpret the dates based on the timezone information for each device [read] Keywords: ibm notes traveler apple database iphone server

Notes Client hangs when pasting documents into local or server-based names.nsf
Sun, Apr 3rd 2011 6:11a   Daniel Nashed
I thought this is issue already widely known but I still have customers running into it. The problem will be fixed in 8.5.3. I have no idea how an issue like this can pass product testing and can happen.. The IF is only true for account documents so the infinit loop should almost always happen. Here is a fix described in TN #1446084. When you modify the code in the template on your admin server, make sure your names.nsf only inherits design on the admin server. -- Daniel -- snip -- Proble [read] Keywords: admin agent domino notes notes client ntf bug server

NSL, ID-Vault and Roaming working together
Wed, Mar 30th 2011 6:09a   Daniel Nashed
For a customer project I had to look into details of NSL, ID-Vault and Roaming in combination. The customer currently uses Roaming and Single-Logon. They are currently deploying and syncing their Notes.ID using a network drive and login/logoff scripts. With Notes 8.5 the goal is to move to ID-Vault to replace this custom roaming. Single Log-On not supported any more When I started to test the functionality I noticed that Single-Logon is not supported with ID-Vault and does not work in combinat [read] Keywords: ibm id vault lotus notes notes client policies roaming application network password profile security server

No current plans for Traveler on WM7
Tue, Mar 15th 2011 1:08p   Daniel Nashed
We noticed at Lotusphere that none of the slides about mobility mentioned Windows Mobile nor the new WM7 at all. I asked around in the Lab and got the confirmation that there are no short term plans to support WM7 with Traveler. The most likely support -- if it happens in the near future -- is that IBM supports ActiveSync with WM7 because building a new client on WM7 might need additional APIs which might not be public available yet. Also WM7 comes with more nicer integrated mail and calendar a [read] Keywords: ibm lotusphere traveler apple application mobile

long time no blog ...
Tue, Mar 15th 2011 1:08p   Daniel Nashed
Hi all, sorry for not blogging since beginning of 2011! I have been quite busy before and after Lotusphere and I am still not sure how to cover projects right now. It has been a busy and interesting time and we had also Lotusphere meanwhile. Usually Lotusphere is a good time to blog interesting stuff. But I did not even manage to blog cool stuff from Lotusphere :-( Sorry and I promise to start posting more regularly again. Greetings from on the road Daniel [read] Keywords: lotusphere blogging

Domino on Unix Larger Terminal Window Size needed for new Fixpacks
Tue, Dec 21st 2010 4:18a   Daniel Nashed
We had the same issue already on Linux when installing 8.5.2 IF1 and IF2 and I thought IBM is going to fix this in 8.5.2 FP1. But the problem still occurs and just to have you aware and how to slove it read the following. When you run the FP installer you get the following error message Lotus Notes for Unix Install Program ------------------------------------ Installer is initializing. It may take a few minutes, please, wait. Error: The minimum supported terminal size is 130 columns by 24 ro [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotus notes linux

you should update to 8.5.2 FP1
Sun, Dec 19th 2010 4:17p   Daniel Nashed
Notes and Domino 8.5.2 FP1 has been released last Friday. It took a while until all binaries occurred at fix central. FP1 has a couple of important fixes on the server side. You should really consider to upgrade your servers if you are running on 8.5.2. On client side now attachment icons on Win7 64bit look OK again. Before you could get odd icons when you attach a file. -- Daniel [read] Keywords: domino notes server

Traveler for Android releases in
Thu, Dec 16th 2010 10:13a   Daniel Nashed
Since Tuesday the gold version of Lotus Traveler has been released. As a design partner I had the chance to work already with the beta release and we had some interesting discussions. IMHO even Android 2.2 is not yet read for business users but there is already sufficient demand in the business to look into Android devices from the business side. Starting with version 2.2 the OS supports to enforce passwords and password quality, remote wipe and some other features but it is still hard [read] Keywords: ibm ldd lotus traveler apple application bug mobile password security wiki

Traveler Workshop
Mon, Nov 29th 2010 4:15a   Daniel Nashed
As many of you know, Detlev Pöttgen and myself are working with Traveler for quite a while. Both have spoken at a couple of events about Traveler and are both quite active in the beta community. We have a bit different focus looking into Traveler and the different devices and found out that we can complement each other in this space. Therefore we decided to team up and bundle our resources in the Traveler and mobile device area. My focus is more in the infrastructure area and Detlev is looking [read] Keywords: traveler apple community mobile security

New Version 2.9 Lotus Notes Diagnostics - LND has been released
Mon, Nov 22nd 2010 5:15a   Daniel Nashed
LND is a great tool to get your NSDs analyzed -- among many other things like memory dump an annotated, sem-debug time stamps etc. There is a new version 2.9 which now also works on Win7 64bit workstations. The TN is not yet updated but you find it here ftp://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/lotus/tools/LND_2.9_Setup.zip Thanks again for this great tool! -- Daniel [read] Keywords: ibm lotus notes

VMware Workstation Drag and Drop Files
Thu, Nov 4th 2010 6:28a   Daniel Nashed
Today at a customer I learned something new. When you run VMware workstation you don't need a share to copy files. Just open the explorer on the guest machine and drag the files from your local machine. Worked fine for my current VMware workstation 7.1.2. Host OS is Win7 64bit and guest is running Win XP SP3 with the current VMware tools. I always mapped drives or created a VMware share. This is a lot easier and quicker. Thanks Rainer for this tip! -- Daniel [read] Keywords: vmware

New Apple Device Companion APP Version 2 has been released
Wed, Nov 3rd 2010 8:27p   Daniel Nashed
There is a new version of the companion app (encypted email support) available --> http://itunes.apple.com/app/ibm-lotus-notes-traveler-companion/id346633404 The info about what is new is quite short What's New in Version 2.0 - Native support for iPad - Support for compose/reply/forward of encrypted mail messages - Simplified configuration process - Bug fixes But the changes are really important. When you open the first encypted message the companion app is automatically configured -- [read] Keywords: ibm lotus notes traveler apple bug email

New Option in Domino Start Script: Pre-Shutdwon Command for Traveler Servers
Sun, Oct 31st 2010 6:27a   Daniel Nashed
As discussed some days ago the shutdown of a Domino Server running Traveler might be a lot quicker, when you shutdown the Traveler task first. So it makes sense for my Domino on Linux start script to have a new option to allow a pre-shutdown command including a configurable delay time before shutting down the server. The new version 2.1 of my start script allows you to configure the new options DOMINO_PRE_SHUTDOWN_COMMAND and DOMINO_PRE_SHUTDOWN_DELAY. It is mainly intended for Traveler servers [read] Keywords: domino traveler linux server

A very old @ Formula tick - but quite useful
Wed, Oct 27th 2010 2:26p   Daniel Nashed
When working with @Formulas the old Shift + F9 trick can be really helpful. It's still not really documented but works also in the 8.5 Standard Client. Using it on customer site still often causes the admins to be really surprised. So I want to post this little tip again -- even I have posted it long long time ago in Groupware magazine ... So when you are in any kind of normal field, text, date, number, you can type in a formula and have it evaluated in the field. This works with simple form [read] Keywords: admin notes notes client R5 richtext

Shuttting down a Traveler Server
Wed, Oct 13th 2010 3:28a   Daniel Nashed
When you shutdown the HTTP on a Traveler server the HTTP task might take a while to shutdown because the Traveler servlet might have many active connections. In normal cases when you shutdown your server completely the Traveler servertask will receive an even at the same time and tell the Traveler servlet to stop processing requests and let HTTP shutdown cleanly. Due to timing issues this might not work in all cases. So if you want to shutdown your HTTP task or if you want to shutdown your Domi [read] Keywords: connections domino lotus traveler linux server

HTTPQueueMethod=2 new default in 8.5.1
Sun, Oct 10th 2010 3:28p   Daniel Nashed
This setting has been around for a while and I was looking into it for a customer project. Depending on your HTTP server requirements different strategies assigning the work make sense. But it turned out that the old standard in R6.0 to evenly spread all the load on all available HTTP does not work well for servers with long going requests. Specially for servers like a Traveler server this does not work well. Therefore IBM changed the standard in 8.5.1 to the queued method. All requests are put [read] Keywords: connections ibm notes R5 R6 traveler network server

How Quotas Work in Notes/Domino 8.x
Thu, Oct 7th 2010 6:29a   Daniel Nashed
I never hat do look into this before but got the question from a customer this week. In Notes 8 we have the nice quota indicator in the Standard Client that shows the current status of the quota. By default the quota is measured against the physical size of the database. There are settings which are hidden in the Translog Tab of the Server document to configure how the quota is calculated. The setting "Quota enforcement" is set to "Check file size when extending the file". If you change th [read] Keywords: domino notes notesdomino database server

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