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IBM Domino now includes IBM HTTP Server - but how do you find it? Wed, May 15th 2013 413
Running Domino on VMware or other "sub-capacity" platform? You know about ILMT right? Thu, May 9th 2013 324
ATLUG is May 16th and I will be presenting on IBM Lotus Traveler security Mon, May 6th 2013 127
Update to the Domino cluster post, when to use "SERVER_RESTRICTED" Wed, May 1st 2013 160
Integrating Lotus Notes (or is that IBM Notes) with TAPI so you can call from contacts Mon, Apr 22nd 2013 240
PVU changes with new Intel CPUs - yes, just when you thought you knew Domino PVU calculations..... Thu, Apr 18th 2013 271
Stop users accidentally connecting to passive Domino cluster servers Mon, Apr 15th 2013 323
IBM Notes 9.0 Beta screen shots Thu, Dec 13th 2012 922
Notes and Domino 9.0 beta - a quick list of what floats my boat Thu, Dec 13th 2012 762
How to find your BES SRP key Fri, Oct 29th 2010 756
Credit where credit is due - IBM Notes now as an option sure to please the masses Thu, Dec 13th 2012 723
The curse of the failed Windows Update - not just a Lenovo issue Wed, Dec 26th 2012 713
Doing the do with the PUV - or ’How many PVU’s do I need?’ - Physical server edition Fri, Nov 19th 2010 652
The somewhat snarky review of 2012 Mon, Dec 17th 2012 652
Want to run Quickr on Domino 8.5.3? Well now you can - oh, and IE 9 support Mon, Dec 10th 2012 639
Domino and semaphore errors - the fix you would never believe (I didn’t) Fri, Jun 3rd 2011 468
Android Traveler updates in 9 Mon, Mar 25th 2013 451
Traveler 8.5.3 Fix Pack 1 (aka 18.104.22.168) is available
My iPhone DA Address fix should work with this provided you put it back in.....see this post for more details. Available from and contains the following fixes: IBM Fix Central APAR # Component Abstract LO62996
Cancel "This and Future" from Apple device not handled as expected.
Upgrade on Linux OS may cause classpath issues since program directory changes.
Silent install on Linux ignores user and group name from installer.properties file.
Plain text mail does not wrap correctly on Android device.
Initial sync takes longer than expected when syncing large number of documents.
Database exception not logged during startup.
Large calendar item may cause calendar issue on Android client.
Server install may hang if server document or server ID is secured.
Exception during startup of Lotus Traveler server.
Device connects at midnight regardless of auto sync settings.
Mail sent from device missing carriage returns when viewed in plain text format.
Reply to signed mail and user is prompted to sign the reply.
Apple iOS5 devices may try to repeatedly sync folders.
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Recent Blog Posts
IBM Domino now includes IBM HTTP Server - but how do you find it?
Wed, May 15th 2013 11:34a Darren Duke Well, first you probably want to know why IBM added the IBM HTTP Server (IHS) to Domino.....basically to allow Domino to do TLS over HTTP (which native Domino HTTP cannot do....it can do TLS over SMTP but not HTTP), but I think it was also a roundabout "fix" some SSL scaling issues that Domino can have. So how do I get it? Well, it's built into the 9.0 installer for Windows Domino servers (other OSes, you are out of luck....complain via a PMR) but you only see it when you do a custom [read] Keywords: admin
Running Domino on VMware or other "sub-capacity" platform? You know about ILMT right?
Thu, May 9th 2013 9:06a Darren Duke This post came out of an email where an IBMer threatened to audit an STS customer because they didn't renew. The customer got a better deal switching to a different license type (thanks to STS) which ended up being a new-net purchase and not a renewal, hence the IBMer was none too pleased. Lisa convinced me not to make this ass-hat IBMer famous in this post. But what I will do is outline what you need to know as a customer who uses sub-capacity licensing within your organization. When you ac [read] Keywords: domino
ATLUG is May 16th and I will be presenting on IBM Lotus Traveler security
Mon, May 6th 2013 12:20p Darren Duke Luckily there is also another present so don't let the fact that I'm presenting keep you away :) Here's the abstracts: We have two presenters for our May meeting. Brad Balassaitis of the PSC Group will present, Presenting Data Effectively with XPages A critical feature of any application is the organization and display of the data. In the Lotus Notes client, data views generally all look the same, but when designing an application for the web, users expect more and XPages [read] Keywords: collaboration
Update to the Domino cluster post, when to use "SERVER_RESTRICTED"
Wed, May 1st 2013 10:34a Darren Duke After the last clustering post, Stop users accidentally connecting to passive Domino cluster servers I've have several people ask when I would use SERVER_RESTRICTED as I'd indicated I would not use that to keep users off my clusters. Well, let's look at this scenario where you are running an active-passive cluster (that is one server handles all user requests-the active; the other handles fail over when the active is down-the passive): Your active server goes boom for whatever reason, h [read] Keywords: domino
Integrating Lotus Notes (or is that IBM Notes) with TAPI so you can call from contacts
Mon, Apr 22nd 2013 3:57p Darren Duke While technically this *should* work with any TAPI provider I got it to work with an Avaya IP Office 500 which I see at a ton of SMB's. I like them too, nice pieces of kit. Anyway, thanks to Ulrich Krause's post on SearchDomino with code that can hook into TAPI I finally got around to trying to tie my Contact DB with the IP Phone. Here is how I did it.... Caveats: This is is on Windows 7 x64 Using the vendor provided TAPI driver, in this case Avaya that came with 4.2.46 user software [read] Keywords: agent
PVU changes with new Intel CPUs - yes, just when you thought you knew Domino PVU calculations.....
Thu, Apr 18th 2013 4:09p Darren Duke Not sure when this happened, but IBM has now tiered the PVU requirements, which also affects Domino. This affects Intel CPUs (AMD are still all 50 PVUs per core) Basically this tiered approach requires you to have a higher number of PVUs per core the more sockets you have in a single server. It's basically this: 4 sockets : 120 PVUs per core So just when you thought there was no way on earth you could hate the evil that is PVU, well....you were misguided. This seems to be a high en [read] Keywords: domino
Stop users accidentally connecting to passive Domino cluster servers
Mon, Apr 15th 2013 6:40a Darren Duke In clusters I prefer to split my users between them, but if you don't do that (or can't, because as you have a Domino cluster server at a remote DR site for fail over only) then you can do the following to stop users accidentally connecting to the dormant/passive cluster member: Add SERVER_AVAILABILITY_THRESHOLD=100 to the dormant/passive server notes.ini file. Once you add that you should eventually see the server availability switch to this: Some things to understand here.. [read] Keywords: domino
Want to know the Achillies Heel of Domino Security? It’s internet passords and the lack admin control over them
Wed, Apr 10th 2013 10:47a Darren Duke I just sat in on the excellent "Securing Domino Web Server" open-mic hosted by IBM. Go watch the replay when it is available, easily worth 60 minutes of your life. This showed how to "harden" a Domino web server and they think handled all the points well, with one exception (and I don't think is the fault of the presenters, but more a serious Domino issue). The user side of the equation. The people with the shitty passwords like "1234" and "password". It is no secret the users and th [read] Keywords: admin
Go turn on two factor authentication of iTunes and Google et al
Mon, Apr 8th 2013 2:33p Darren Duke Basically this will hopefully prevent hackers, ne'er-do-wellers and/or relatives from resetting your passwords. Apple instructions are available at https://support.apple.com/kb/HT5570 Google instructions are available at http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/02/advanced-sign-in-security-for-your.html There are also others available, like DropBox, AWS, etc and Life Hacker lists some others..... While we are on about security, I use KeePass Password Safe, the free and open source pa [read] Keywords: apple
Android Traveler updates in 9
Mon, Mar 25th 2013 4:10p Darren Duke As you would expect the icons have changed: But you now also get a monthly view in the calendar, along with a handy "Create new event...." at the bottom: Here's hoping we see "pull down to refresh" and "hold to create event in time-slot" soon as well...... [read] Keywords: traveler