Domino and the future

I know what you’re thinking, not another blog article about Domino’s future. Well no. This is about Domino dealing with future dates and what happens if there’s a blip with your OS’s date Friday, we had the unfortunate situation of one of our servers briefly believing it was operating in 2020. For the fraction of…

Agents ignoring Readers Fields in 8.5.3

We’ve just upgraded a server to 8.5.3. We have an agent that runs as a ‘web user’ but has ‘full admin rights’. The agent basically reads a view with documents that have readers fields and assembles them for display to the user. The agent needs to grab info from a protected database so has ‘full…

XPages Single Copy Design

I’m posting this on behalf of my colleague David Harding (@dharding) who’s been investigating XPages Single Copy Design. I think it’s best I leave it to Dave to explain: We are looking to roll out XPages Single Copy Design to several thousand databases.  So far, we have not been able to find a recommended practice…

Problems with Google Search Appliance and Domino’s compressed HTTP output

If you use Domino’s HTTP GZIP compression, you may have issues with your Google Search Appliance reporting: Malformed HTTP header: empty content It appears that the Google box will tell Domino that it accepts compressed content in the HTTP headers even though it is unable to process the content. Luckily I found an easy solution…

$Dir on Solaris

If you are one of the few Solaris users and use the ‘Dir$’ function to read directories in your administrative routines to process databases in a directory. Be aware that it doesn’t work for databases over 2GBs in size. They’re omitted from list. We PMRed it. But it’s already been closed. Apparently it’s a code…

A decade with Domino

This blog post has been a long time in writing. From about 1998, my team was responsible for supporting learning technology projects within the University. The range of projects was diverse from programmable computer chip simulations to supporting more traditional computer aided learning packages such as CD-ROMs or web-based ‘interactive’ learning objects. We also had…

HTTP Redirect buffer overflow

We use the Domino redirect [url] to direct to users to different web pages. One of our systems handles the Athens devolved authentication used many by UK Universities to provide access to journal subscriptions to students off-campus. Athens basically works by a set of redirects and can be used by users either pre journal search…

Server loosing permissions

Our Domino servers (7.03) run on Solaris and we’ve recently moved them onto new hardware. As part of the move, they have been moved in Solaris zones. Unfortunately since the changes we’ve experienced a serious issue that appears to be related to server permissions. Users are loosing the ability to upload files as it appears…

Odd Notes problems

We all experience issues with all software and Domino / Notes is not immune but it’s really infuriating when two issues strike at once. We’ve been moving server’s around and my Design (8.02) client stopped replicating. Not in the normal way, an invalid connection document, but one where any replication event caused an immediate NSD….