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Sametime meeting (Classic Community server) and Java.

  03/29/13 09:20 am, by , Categories: Administration, IBM, Lotus, Sametime
It seems that the more recent versions of Java break the browser based meetingroom in ST Community servers.

Follow this technote #21615334 to resolve the issue.

Making Sametime work on iOS

  02/01/12 08:57 am, by , Categories: Administration, IBM, Lotus, Sametime
*warning: high sarcasm levels*

We wanted to use the Sametime iOS client for our iPad, so we installed Sametime 8.5.2 and applied IFR 1. Then we created PMR's, PMR's, PMR's and PMR's, and now I can inform you of the "well documented" steps you have to take after installing the software.

Step 0: Get the latest version of the iOS app (or install updates). There are some mighty important fixes in there (part of which coming from my forementioned PMR's).

Step 1: Creating a Proxy Server database to support iPhone clients after installing Interim Feature Release 1

Step 2: Push Notifications not working

Step 3: Opening ports to support iPhone clients.
Do not look at the Ports used by Sametime servers document, cause the ports you need to open are only mentioned in a comment, not in the official list.

So, after you've done this, you will actually get your iOS clients to work.
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IBM Sametime client for iOS

  11/22/11 08:30 am, by , Categories: Sametime
Finally, IBM has released the mobile client for Sametime. Note the specific version of the Proxy Server you'll need: 8.5.2 IFR 1.




IBM Sametime

Description

*The IBM Sametime Mobile Client for iOS devices requires the Sametime 8.5.2 IFR 1 Proxy Server to be deployed in your infrastructure environment. Please contact your IT department to validate this is the case.*

We are very excited to bring you the IBM Sametime Mobile Client for iOS! This gives you access to IBM's award-winning platform for Unified Communications on today's hottest devices – the iPhone and iPad. The client gives you the following cool features :

  • 1/1 and Group chat
  • Send and receive photos
  • Background message notification
  • Search corporate directory for a contact
  • Search contact list by name or number
  • Broadcast announcements
  • Customized presence status
  • Chat history
  • View your contact list by groups, favorites, or all contacts view.
  • Add new individual contacts or groups
  • Robust Business Card
  • Easily import Sametime contacts into your Apple iPhone contact list.
  • Manage application preferences from the Apple iPhone device settings.
  • Interface is automatically optimized for the iPhone or iPad.


If you are a Sametime Unified Telephony (SUT) user, you also get the following from your iOS device:

  • A dial pad to place calls with SUT
  • Click to call
  • Receive incoming SUT calls
  • Your off the hook telephony presence is reflected to desktop rich client users
  • Keep your cell number private! Recipient's caller ID shows up as your SUT number.
  • Control call routing rules and
  • Set preferred device for receiving your SUT calls.


If you want additional information on Sametime, visit us on http://www.ibm.com/sametime or join us at our Sametime Blog at http://www.ibm.com/sametimeblog

Any problems found with the IBM Sametime Mobile Client can be reported through the Wiki listed in the App Store support URL

A current list of IBM trademarks is available on the web as http://www.ibm.com/legal/copytrade.shtml. All references to names in the images refer to fictitious company and fictitious persons, designed for illustration purposes only.
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Advisory: Range header DoS vulnerability Apache HTTPD 1.3/2.x (CVE-2011-3192) -> IBM HTTP Server too!

  08/25/11 10:18 am, by , Categories: Administration, IBM, Websphere, security, Sametime
Go read this, and apply the fixes. Your IBM HTTP server with the Websphere servers is just a rebranded Apache.

Example:

D:\IBM\bin>Apache.exe -v
Server version: IBM_HTTP_Server/6.0.2.29 Apache/2.0.47

(see update below)




Excerpt below:

          Apache HTTPD Security ADVISORY
          ==============================

Title:    Range header DoS vulnerability Apache HTTPD 1.3/2.x

CVE:      CVE-2011-3192: 
Date:     20110824 1600Z
Product:  Apache HTTPD Web Server
Versions: Apache 1.3 all versions, Apache 2 all versions

Description:
============

A denial of service vulnerability has been found in the way the multiple 
overlapping ranges are handled by the Apache HTTPD server:

     http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2011/Aug/175 

An attack tool is circulating in the wild. Active use of this tools has 
been observed.

The attack can be done remotely and with a modest number of requests can 
cause very significant memory and CPU usage on the server. 

The default Apache HTTPD installation is vulnerable.

There is currently no patch/new version of Apache HTTPD which fixes this 
vulnerability. This advisory will be updated when a long term fix 
is available. 

A full fix is expected in the next 48 hours. 


Update: The fix reportedly working for 2.0 and 2.2 doesn't work on 2.0 as the syntax is different. Apply the following:

# Drop the Range header when more than 5 ranges.
# CVE-2011-3192
SetEnvIf Range (,.*?){5,} bad-range=1
RequestHeader unset Range

# optional logging.
CustomLog logs/range-CVE-2011-3192.log common env=bad-range

8.5.2 sametime window problem -> A solution

  12/03/10 09:07 am, by , Categories: IBM, Lotus, Sametime
Thanks to one of my blog readers Deb, we've now got a workaround for this.

We've run across the same thing and have found a work around. 
If you turn off the tabbed feature for the Sametime window and go back into a chat session, 
resize your window to how you want it and then go back into your preferences to change back 
to tabbed sametime window, the size will stick. 

Superb tip!
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8.5.2 sametime window problem

  09/22/10 09:04 am, by , Categories: IBM, Lotus, Sametime
I've got a problem with my 8.5.2 client. The embedded sametime client window won't remember my size preferences, but returns to default everytime.

Before:

After resize:

Close and reopen:



Does anyone have a solution for this?
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Sametime 8.5 system console installer problem

  12/29/09 04:56 pm, by , Categories: IBM, Lotus, Sametime
I've been trying to install the sametime system console and I keep getting errors.

The internet is no help as it seems noone has actually tried installing the monster yet.

I've attached the XML file you can generate from the installer. >> installfailure.xml <<

The errors as reported in the log:

The following validation errors were present with the command line arguments: profileName: Action can not be executed while server is running




Any suggestions? It happens near the end of the install process.


.update(1):
Chris & Carl where right. Another try, another error.

.update(2):
I've opened a PMR. I'm done trying.
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