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Smart Upgrade Pattern Detection
Tue, Sep 23rd 2014 1:10p   David Brown
I've noticed what I believe to be an inaccuracy in the oldie but goodie Understanding Lotus Notes Smart Upgrade Redpaper. The pattern matching example on Page 29 says that * matches anything- including nothing. The most commonly used wildcards and expressions are * and ?; for example: Release 6.5.4* would match: – Release 6.5.4 – Release 6.5.4FP1 – Release 6.5.4FP2 – Release 6.5.4FP3 – Release 6.5.4HF719 However, [read] Keywords: ibm lotus notes smart upgrade
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Disabling Java Updates
Fri, May 30th 2014 11:12a   David Brown
I've had recent reason to not want Java to update. There is a setting that is supposed to allow me to turn off the feature, but it would not let me save the setting. Google to the rescue. Here is how to get the setting to stick: For Windows 7, The Java Control Panel needs Admin rights. Navigate to where Java is installed, usually something along these lines: C:Program Files (x86)Javajre7bin Then scroll down till you see: javacpl.exe Right click on it and select "Run as Administr [read] Keywords: admin google java
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Cautiously Optimistic the compact -replica saved the day
Thu, Jan 30th 2014 5:09a   David Brown
l compact -C mail/user.nsf [0A50:007E-0E70] 01/30/2014 05:38:55 AM Remote console command issued by admin/org: l compact -C mail/user.nsf [0818:0004-0A98] 01/30/2014 05:38:59 AM Informational, database design compression is enabled in database mailuser.nsf. [0818:0004-0A98] 01/30/2014 05:38:59 AM Informational, document data compression is enabled in database mailuser.nsf. [0818:0004-0A98] 01/30/2014 05:38:59 AM Informational, LZ1 is en [read] Keywords: admin domino ibm database
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Disable SMTP-AUTH to stop relay hackers in their tracks
Tue, Nov 26th 2013 8:16a   David Brown
Sometimes setting up a system to allow password authentication is less secure. Ever notice activity like this on your SMTP-enabled Domino server? SMTP Server: Authentication failed for user guest ; connecting host 46.137.108.26 SMTP Server: Authentication failed for user backup ; connecting host 46.137.108.26 etc. Guess what... In this case, I am not happy that ec2-46-137-108-26.eu-west-1.compute.amazonaws.com (Amazon Web Services, Ireland) thinks they need to relay SMTP through my se [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotus bleedyellow bleedyellow.com password server smtp
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September 3, 2013 10:08 PM
Tue, Sep 3rd 2013 9:14p   David Brown
Ok. I saw this bug mentioned in the Technote explaining the compact -REPLICA options but forgot that it wouldn't be fixed in any of the 8.5.3 HFs (including 8.5.3FP3 HF324) So, if you are tempted to run something like "load compact -REPLICA -IDS_FULL=80"... you should actually run "load compact -REPLICA -IDS_FULL 080" You could also specify "load compact -REPLICA -IDS_FULL=080" Even if the database is not over the 80% threshold (as specified in the example above), ther [read] Keywords: administration ibm ldd lotus ods bug database java
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A question for a rainy day
Tue, Aug 20th 2013 11:13a   David Brown
...and there have been quite a few of those recently... Has anyone ever seen this for the uninstall icon? [read] Keywords: bleedyellow bleedyellow.com




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Applying patches to ESXi 5.x without using vSphere or CLI
Tue, Jul 30th 2013 4:13p   David Brown
How to enable and use ESXi Shell Access with the Direct Console to apply patches (when you don't have access to the server via vSphere or CLI) At the direct console of the ESXi host, press F2 and provide credentials when prompted. Scroll to Troubleshooting Options and press Enter. Choose Enable ESXi Shell and press Enter. Press Esc until you return to the main direct console screen. At the main direct console screen, press Alt-F1 to open a virtual console window to the h [read] Keywords: network profile server vmware xml
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PIRC Design Modification TimeDate Location
Mon, Jun 17th 2013 12:14p   David Brown
PIRC added the "Design Modification TimeDate" the database. It is updated in the database whenever design refresh or replace is run and makes an update. Does anyone know where I can find the "Design Modification TimeDate" field and/or property? Is it available in the Designer client or only via NotesPeek or? Thanks. [read] Keywords: database
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Configuring a Barracuda for round-robin or failover
Fri, Sep 21st 2012 2:09p   David Brown
Shamelessly grabbed directly from the help file... Destination Server Name/IP - IP address or hostname that receives email after the spam and virus scans. It is usually best to use a hostname rather than an IP address so that the destination mail server can be moved and DNS updated at any time without any changes to the Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall. Note: If you set Use MX Records below to Yes, you must enter a domain name for this field. If multiple servers are specified, then the [read] Keywords: apple email server virus
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Thanks for the "details"
Wed, Jun 20th 2012 6:12p   David Brown
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Registering new users with PIRC enabled by default
Wed, Feb 15th 2012 9:12a   David Brown
In the process of enabling PIRC (http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?ca=kb&rs=899&uid=swg21501675), it occurs to me that there doesn't seem to be a direct way of PIRC-enabling the new file upon mail database creation. Sure it is easy enough to set the advanced property for all databases in a directory, etc, but that is only as good as the moment you do that. The mailfile for the next user to be registered (and their clustered mail database(s) also created during registration) [read] Keywords: ibm database
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Tip on using BES Transporter
Mon, Feb 6th 2012 1:09p   David Brown
BES Transporter is a powerful tool included in the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Resource Kit. I recently used BES Transporter to move active users from a 4.1.6 customer-managed BES to a 5.0.3 BES hosted at a GBS datacenter. The beauty is that the users were unaware that the move even happened. They did not have to wipe or reactivate their devices as part of the process. However, in the pilot phase, I did encounter one glitch that even stumped RIM support. Suffice to say, you can create r [read] Keywords: bes blackberry database enterprise rim server
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Sending SMTP to secureserver.net from dedicated Domino outbound SMTP servers
Wed, Nov 2nd 2011 4:13p   David Brown
A wise man once blogged about an issue with routing outbound SMTP to godaddy hosted domains (messages that route via smtp.secureserver.net). 5 years later the problem persists. Even though the IP being used for outbound SMTP is not, nor has ever been, "blocked" by anyone, you will still see the following after the initial SMTP handshake (turn up outbound SMTP debugging, if necessary): SMTPClient: ReceiveResponse: 554 Your access to this mail system has been rejected due to spam or virus [read] Keywords: connections domino ibm apple network server smtp virus
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Bug in Barracuda 250 response after hostname/domain change
Mon, Oct 31st 2011 11:11a   David Brown
I encountered the following bug today in a Barracuda SMTP 250 response after the default host name and domain is changed (Basic > IP Configuration > Domain Configuration)... Updates to this field are properly reflected in the initial 220 handshake, but the 250 response continues to refer to the previously configured host name and domain. Barracuda is logging it as a code bug and will hopefully be resolving it in a future firmware release, but the good news is that the workaround is sim [read] Keywords: bug smtp
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A treasure trove of ID Vault knowledge
Thu, Oct 6th 2011 1:11p   David Brown
You read the Admin help, you attended the Lotusphere sessions; now take your knowledge of ID Vault to the next level. Check out... Wiki article contributions by Nancy E Kho For instance, lets say you just noticed a plethora of replication conflicts in your ID Vault. After the initial panic subsides, what do you do? Delete the rep conflicts? Nope! The next time the user modifies her ID file and resynchronizes with the ID vault, the vault will automatically merge the multiple entries, end [read] Keywords: admin administration id vault ldd lotus lotusphere profile wiki
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When failover fails
Fri, Sep 30th 2011 8:08a   David Brown
Um, Houston... [read] Keywords: bleedyellow bleedyellow.com
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Password prompt bug in Traveler for Android
Fri, May 27th 2011 9:08a   David Brown
Seeing an intermittent Traveler prompt on your Android device, "Your Lotus Notes ID password is required to sign or encrypt the email"? There's a fix for that. You can either wait for the next official release or open a PMR and ask for the latest "interim fix" build of Traveler for Android. (One that includes the fix for LO61077 - DELETE SIGNED MAIL ON ANDROID CAUSES PROMPT.) In many cases, the prompt is seen after an extended lull in the normal sync schedule (i.e. during the first [read] Keywords: id vault lotus notes traveler bug email password
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Re: Traveler for Android Activation Problem
Tue, Apr 5th 2011 11:11a   David Brown
In response to: Traveler for Android Activation ProblemHi Mat, Harald, and Craig. First of all, thanks for taking the time to help. Here's my progress (or lack thereof), so far... Lotus Traveler Device Settings The default Lotus Traveler Device Settings doc for the server has all five of the Sync Options ticked. However, you are good to guess that there is also a Domino Policy (potentially) at play here, because there is a dynamic policy for all Traveler users that als [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotus policies traveler bleedyellow bleedyellow.com email security server
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Traveler for Android Activation Problem
Fri, Apr 1st 2011 3:09p   David Brown
 Ever seen/heard of the installation and configuration working all the way up to this screen, but not allowing the user to enable the sync options? Note that they can select between Removable/Internal without a problem.  Device is a Droid X (Verizon). Server is 8.5.2.2.  No SSL, device security exempt.  We've been successful enabling other Android devices (including 4 other Droid X's).   [read] Keywords: traveler bleedyellow bleedyellow.com security server
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Nothing from nothing is nothing
Fri, Mar 11th 2011 11:15a   David Brown
 I have an idle Traveler server (it was set up for a pending roll-out a while ago and it has been completely unused, so far).   tell traveler status The Lotus Notes Traveler task has been running since Sun Feb 20 23:36:05 EST 2011. There have been no successful device syncs since Lotus Notes Traveler was started. Yellow Status Messages  The response times for opening databases on mail server  are above the acceptable threshold. The overall status of Lotus Notes Traveler is Yellow. Hmmm, a [read] Keywords: lotus notes traveler server
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Clearing Traveler Status Messages
Tue, Mar 8th 2011 3:13p   David Brown
It is well documented that you can use a command to determine the status of a Traveler Server:  tell traveler status Then, you may see something like the following: The Lotus Notes Traveler task has been running since Fri Mar 04 21:59:23 EST 2011. The last successful device sync was on Tue Mar 08 16:36:52 EST 2011. Yellow Status Messages  57 errors have been logged for user CN=Martin Ellingham/OU=Portwenn/O=Cornwall The overall status of Lotus Notes Traveler is Yellow.  Once you've made an [read] Keywords: lotus notes traveler server
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iNotes password idiosyncrasy
Thu, Feb 24th 2011 4:12p   David Brown
  Have you ever experienced a situation where a user changes their Notes password and then their Internet Password never updates, even though Internet Password Updates are otherwise working correctly?  One thing to check is if the user just happened to use the "(" character when they updated their Notes password. Why would that matter?  Well, because "(" isn't a valid character to use at the start of your Internet Password.      Now, you probably wouldn't see this in the server l [read] Keywords: inotes notes bleedyellow bleedyellow.com password server
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Replies from Traveler missing "replied to" icon
Thu, Jan 27th 2011 7:16a   David Brown
 I know it's nit-picky, but it would be nice if the "Message replied to" icon was added to a message (in Notes) after I've replied to a message using Traveler. Not really worth opening a PMR for that (not at this time, anyway).  Perhaps it's unique to my combination of events. [read] Keywords: notes traveler bleedyellow bleedyellow.com
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Traveler 8.5.2.1 Fix1 (already?)
Thu, Jan 13th 2011 2:14p   David Brown
 Just noticed that there's a "Fix1" for Traveler 8.5.2.1...    [read] Keywords: ibm lotus notes traveler bleedyellow bleedyellow.com server
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Re: For LS11 Attendees Staying at Disney Hotels
Thu, Jan 13th 2011 12:12p   David Brown
In response to: For LS11 Attendees Staying at Disney HotelsDavid, U R my hero. BTW, Friday is the 14th, so anyone reading this: you have another day or so to take advantage of the Disney Magical Express offer without worrying that the packet won't reach you in time. [read] Keywords: bleedyellow bleedyellow.com
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Got crashed?
Fri, Nov 19th 2010 6:12p   David Brown
Maybe something went wrong with the JVM folder during your upgradation lt;sicgt; to 8.5.2.br /div a href=http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?ca=kbamp;rs=899amp;uid=swg21452243Technote/a/divdiv a href=http://www.bleedyellow.com/blogs/port1352/resource/BLOGS_UPLOADED_IMAGES/got1.png target=_blankimg alt=image src=http://www.bleedyellow.com/blogs/port1352/resource/BLOGS_UPLOADED_IMAGES/got1.png style=display: block; margin: 1em 1em 0pt 0pt; float: left; position: relative; //adiv align=cent [read] Keywords: ibm bleedyellow bleedyellow.com
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Look what snuck into 8.5.2 (debug) compact options
Thu, Sep 23rd 2010 5:26p   David Brown
div /divdiv Back in May, yours truly tweeted:br //divdivispan class=status-bodyspan class=status-content  span class=entry-contentDoing a quot;l compact mail -n -v -c -ZU -W 8 -# 2quot; Now I just want a switch that singles out databases that dont already have -n -v -ZU set./span/span/span/i/divdiv /divdiv I never would have imagined that my wish wasnt too far off from something that I just noticed becomes available in 8.5.2./divdiv /divdiv  The -ODS switch.br / This switch quot;perfo [read] Keywords: ibm ods server
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Re: To set or not to set Do not modify Names fields, that is the question.
Mon, Sep 13th 2010 4:27p   David Brown
pIn response to: a href=http://www.bleedyellow.com/blogs/port1352/entry/to_set_or_not_to_set_do_not_modify_names_fields_that_is_the_question1To set or not to set quot;Do not modify Names fields,quot; that is the question./a/pThanks, Fred and Michael, for your responses. Im glad Im not alone in thinking Do not modify Names fields is the better of the available options, even though it isnt a perfect solution. Michael, fwiw- I just promoted your two AdminP-related IdeaJam submissions (better late t [read] Keywords: adminp bleedyellow bleedyellow.com ideajam
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To set or not to set Do not modify Names fields, that is the question.
Wed, Sep 1st 2010 4:27p   David Brown
div /divdivAfter seeing a Technote like this, you might be persuaded to set a users mail application Admin server Action to (the default) quot;Do not modify Names fields.quot;br /br /a href=http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?ca=kbamp;rs=899amp;uid=swg21432267Technote 1432267: Some messages have lost the information in the From field/abr /br /However, your trusty Admin infocenter/guide gives a slightly different impression...br /br /a href=http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/domhelp/ [read] Keywords: admin administration domino ibm application applications database server
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Sung to the tune of Money for Nothing
Tue, Aug 24th 2010 11:26a   David Brown
divI want my 8.5.2.../divdiv /divdivBut all Download Director will give me it the equivalent of:  Well, LA-DE-FREAKIN-DA! /divdiv /divdiva href=http://www.bleedyellow.com/blogs/port1352/resource/BLOGS_UPLOADED_IMAGES/gretzky_is_denied.png target=_blankimg alt=image src=http://www.bleedyellow.com/blogs/port1352/resource/BLOGS_UPLOADED_IMAGES/gretzky_is_denied.png style=display: block; margin: 1em 1em 0pt 0pt; float: left; position: relative; //a  br //div [read] Keywords: bleedyellow bleedyellow.com




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