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“Subjective Alternative Name” is missing from Certificate

Firstly, it would be remiss to not state the obvious here:- in Domino 12 there is a complete overhaul of how you initiate certs and cert requests within Domino. With the new CertMgr you can “magically” get a cert with LetsEncrypt. If you haven’t tried the beta of Domino 12 please do. It is magic.… Read the full article

Old versions of Domino and Notes client susceptible to a specific Denial Of Service attacks

This is a few days old but I missed it at the time and haven’t seen it elsewhere. HCL have published some security alerts around Denial of Service (DDOS) attacks. The first effects versions of Domino previous to previous to releases 9.0.1 FP10 IF6, 10.0.1 FP5 and 11.0.1. The second effects version of Domino previous… Read the full article

It’s HCL Digital Week – Next Week!!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll already have been notified that it’s HCL Digital Week from the 9th until the 13th of November. It probably seemed like it was ages away well no, it’s November and it’s next week!! Four things I’d draw your attention to: It’s free. There will be previews/announcements/roadmaps on… Read the full article

Everything has changed

Long time, no blog. It’s been a while since this blog has been active, and so much as happened since with HCL Notes Domino. Well, in the middle of 2019 the HCL take over of Notes/Domino from IBM was finally completed. (If you’re still catching up on new links with HCL, bookmark this page Rainer… Read the full article

Domino BES – testing handhelds are functioning

A quick and easy test to ascertain if one or more of your Blackberry Enterprise Server users is setup correctly server side or if their device is configured correctly is possible and here’s how…… From your normal Lotus Notes mail (I’m assuming you are using Notes mail !), send the user, users or group an… Read the full article

Compact -b -S10 Does it work ?

Just had an instance where a customer running Lotus Domino R8.5.2 had a program document running a nightly Compact -b -S10 The compact -b is the recommended option or switch for Domino Servers running Transactional logging as per quote from the help file below: Uses in-place compacting and recovers unused space without reducing the file… Read the full article

Domino R8.5.2 HF16

Just to confirm that the documented problems with SMTP hanging in R8.5.2 and the subsequent interim fix does indeed solve the problem. The problem is described here: link Downloading the interim fix pack from IBM (http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/) shows the following files (for Windows platform): interim fix: DominoServer_852IF1_W64 interim fix: DominoServer_852IF1_W32 The Server however shows: Which is… Read the full article

Troubleshooting DAOS

If you are having problems with your Domino DAOS data store, there are a wealth of technical documents out there to deal with the various problems. I have gathered some of this information which I will share with you below. This assumes you had DAOS up and running prior to experiencing problems. You have tried… Read the full article