More Communications Suite Wisdom on the Way

I'm not a Comms Suite expert by any stretch of the imagination. The ones who know, they know. I'm just trying to take the flashlight of documentation and shed some light on our product.

With that in mind, I've got a couple of docs that have been handed off to various sources for publication. Here's what you can look forward to in the next couple of weeks:

  • BigAdmin Article: Email-Forwarding Behavior in Sun Java System Messaging Server 6 2005Q4. Here's a snippet:

    "This article discusses the email-forwarding behavior within Sun Java System Messaging Server, including transport-level forward and Sieve language redirect, as well as how the Communications Express interface currently implements email forwarding.

    The mail-forwarding feature of Messaging Server enables a user's mail to be forwarded to another address instead of or in addition to the primary address for that user. Understanding Messaging Server's implementation of mail forwarding is essential when detecting and troubleshooting looping problems, which is also discussed in this article.

    Forwarding, like many parts of a sophisticated messaging system, is more complex than it appears on the surface. Choices made in how forwarding is implemented can result in behaviors that are not obvious at first. This article attempts to illustrate some of the complexity and the ramifications of various forwarding options and settings."

    This article gets pretty techie at times with Sieve forwards and notifies, so you'll need to put on your loop detection hat for this one.
  • BigAdmin Article: Configuring Sun Java System Messaging Server 6.3 and Solaris Cryptographic Framework on Systems with UltraSPARC T1 Processors

    "This article describes how to configure Sun Java System Messaging Server 6.3 for SSL and the Solaris Cryptographic Framework (SCF) to use the Cryptographic Accelerator of the UltraSPARC T1 processor. This is a three-step process where you configure Messaging Server for SSL (optional), configure the Solaris Cryptographic Framework, then configure Messaging Server to use SCF.

    Another bit of techie Heaven is in store for you with this one. Get out yer T1 processors, PKCS#11 modules, and msgcert commands, and turn your Messaging System into one secure deployment.

  • SunBlueprints Article: Migrating Sun Java System Messenger Express Personal Address Book: Using the pab2abs.pl Utility

    "The Messenger Express Web-based email client (both Sun Java Enterprise System and iPlanet versions) includes a Personal Address Book (PAB) application for storing and managing user s personal information, such as email addresses and phone numbers. Sun Java System Communications Express, the unified Web client introduced in Sun Java Enterprise System 2004Q2 supersedes Messenger Express and Calendar Express. Communications Express also includes Address Book Store (ABS) that provides all of the functionality of PAB and is better integrated with mail and calendar components. When upgrading from Messenger Express (also known as Webmail) to Communications Express, you need to migrate users PAB entries to ABS. (This migration does not occur automatically as part of the upgrade process.) Unfortunately, the runMigrate.sh utility, provided for the PAB migration, runs slowly with a large PAB database. Thus, a new tool, pab2abs.pl, has been made available, which addresses the performance problems of runMigrate.sh. As described in this article, you can use the pab2abs.pl tool to either migrate a single or a few users, or to migrate your entire PAB database."

    And to continue the trend of these documents, this one won't disappoint either, as it trapses through Directory Server attributes, DNs, and ldapmodify commands.

I'll post the links once they roll in.
Comments:

Is there any possibility to make pab2abs.pl script available ever? It's sad not to have such a marvelous software given to public, especially having so much places mentioning how great it is. Currently this is kind of confusing: raving about script's superiority over runMigrate.sh and not being able to find it anywhere. Sun either remove any mention of the script or provide with it as it's said it's available on Sun BluePrints. I definitely hope for the second solution...

Posted by Ivan Arsenijevic on November 04, 2007 at 01:00 AM MST #

Agreed, posting pab2abs.pl is the way to go. I'm checking into this to see why this hasn't happened so far.

Posted by Joe Sciallo on November 05, 2007 at 12:48 AM MST #

There's a related post in the following Sun forum marked as "reply 4 of 7". It probably explains a bit why this script isn't available and why might never be :-(
http://forum.java.sun.com/thread.jspa?threadID=5121898&messageID=9590457
Maybe your attempt might be a successful one, Joe. Thank you for your effort!

Posted by Ivan Arsenijevic on November 05, 2007 at 02:59 AM MST #

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