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Cool Blog: Alternate GWIA’s



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July 31, 2007 10:35 am

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Alex Evans stayed up late wondering what you could do with alternate GWIA feature in GroupWise – and his eyes were opened …

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Moving GroupWise to a New Volume



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July 31, 2007 9:52 am

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Pat Hopkins shares a tip for making GroupWise moves and copies across servers a bit easier.

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Setting All Address Books to Display Last Name First

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July 31, 2007 8:58 am

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Tommy Mikkelsen has a simple tip for changing to a last-name first display with the address book, and making that available to all clients.

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Changing the Default Port for GMS Server



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July 31, 2007 6:22 am

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Joe Marton explains how to change the default port on the GroupWise Mobile Server, in this step-by-step tip.

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Solving Slow Performance with the “To” Field



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July 31, 2007 5:43 am

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This tip from Joerg Rohrer shows how to prevent overly-long address book searches and the user frustration that goes with them.

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Do You Have GroupWise Mobile Server Users Who Need to Access Shared Calendars?



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July 31, 2007 4:03 am

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Paragon Title & Escrow needed to provide access to a shared calendar for their GroupWise Mobile Server users. Read this Cool Solution from our friends at Omni about how this law firm used Riva to synchronize a business critical GroupWise shared calendar to their mobile users.

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Are you ready for eDirectory 8.8 SP2?



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July 27, 2007 6:50 am

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I’m very excited about the forthcoming release of eDirectory viz., eDirectory 8.8 SP2. While the focus of eDirectory 8.8 was to provide features that help you create secure applications, support packs of this series concentrate more on the performance and scalability aspects.  eDirectory 8.8 came with features such as:

  • Encrypted attributes
  • Encrypted replication
  • Case sensitive Universal Password enforcement in the LDAP layer
  • Priority Sync feature
  • Authentication to eDirectory over SASL-GSSAPI
  • Security container caching for improved UP policy management

eDirectory has a unique capability of maintaining referential integrity among objects.  This has been enhanced in 8.8 SP1 by maintaining the references in a local server at the database layer using an indexed attribute, thus improving the performance.  We also shipped ldif2dib utility which helps  you upload millions of objects directly to the database which reduces the time to staging significantly. 

Here comes 8.8 SP2 with a super charged engine.  Performance reports that I’m seeing make me realize that this is the fastest directory engine we have had so far.  We made changes in almost all levels starting from low level OS interfaces to database, agent and protocol engines.  This report is not available for public distribution yet. However, to get an idea, have look at the following sample data taken on SLES10-SP1.

  • Overall 15% improvement over previous versions of eDirectory
  • 30% improvement in adding new user objects
  • 12% improvement in user bind.
  • Over 120% improvement in search performance on a 64bit SLES10-SP1 platform.

And that’s what I call engineering.  I’m waiting for this release. How about you?

 

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OES Migration



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July 27, 2007 1:20 am

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Ruud van der Zwet shares instructions for a project that migrates five OES NetWare servers to one OES Linux server.

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Securing Access to the iPrint Web Page outside of the Network



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July 27, 2007 1:19 am

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Here’s a tip from Chris Premo on how to secure access to the iPrint Web Page from outside of the Network.

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Browse button in VMWare broken?



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July 26, 2007 3:27 pm

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I forget this and have to relearn it every time I update VMWare on my machine (yes, it breaks with every update from VMWare).  For the nitty gritty details I am running VMWare Server on SLED10 SP1, though this also affects VMWare Workstation.  I am not sure if it broke with the update to SP1, or if it broke in one of the VMWare updates as I did them both at the same time back in one of the SLED 10 internal betas but at some point the browse button in VMWare started causing VMWare to hang.  After much searching on the web I discovered the fix – though I could have saved myself a bunch of time by searching our own Knowledgebase first, as someone had already created a TID.

The fix, for which I can claim no credit, is to su to root and:

  1.  cd /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libpng12.so.0
  2. mv libpng12.so.0 libpng12.so.0.old
  3. ln -sf /usr/lib/libpng12.so.0
  4. cd ../libgcc_s.so.1
  5. mv libgcc_s.so.1 libgcc_s.so.1.old
  6. ln -sf /lib/libgcc_s.so.1

And that should be it.

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