Archive for the Category: Unix

Another New Feature being added to MQMR

A customer requested a new feature be added to MQ Message Replication (MQMR). A quick comment about MQMR: MQMR does not alter the original message and/or the path to the destination queue. Think of MQ as a highway and MQMR is standing at the side of the highway taking a picture of each car (aka […]

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MQ Resource Adapter and MQ Exits

It is always interesting to see what IBM Support thinks of issues and their resolution. 🙂 Case in point: https://developer.ibm.com/messaging/2017/08/01/using-channel-exits-jee-application-servers/ Background: Several months ago, a long-time customer of MQ Authenticate User Security Exit (MQAUSX) was deploying a JBoss V7 server and needed to configure the MQAUSX client-side security exit to be used for authentication to […]

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Why isn’t my queue manager shutting down?

Here’s a good write up by Colin Paice on issues and handling of them when your queue manager won’t shutdown. https://developer.ibm.com/messaging/2017/07/28/isnt-queue-manager-shutting/ Regards, Roger Lacroix Capitalware Inc.

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SQLite v3.20.0 Released

D. Richard Hipp has just released SQLite v3.20.0. http://www.sqlite.org/news.html SQLite is a software library that implements a self-contained, serverless, zero-configuration, transactional SQL database engine. SQLite is the most widely deployed SQL database engine in the world. The source code for SQLite is in the public domain. Regards, Roger Lacroix Capitalware Inc.

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IBM Broke T.Rob’s Stash!

T.Rob Wyatt has posted a blog item on how IBM broke his stash file (so to speak). You can read about it here: https://t-rob.net/2017/07/28/dude-ibm-broke-my-stash/ Regards, Roger Lacroix Capitalware Inc.

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Server Jenga? No, Recycling Time

Capitalware’s server room is not very big and I got tried of tripping over and moving dead and/or obsolete servers around. So, today I decided to get rid of bunch of servers and an old Sun monitor that Capitalware no longer requires. I decided it would be funny to make a jenga stack of the […]

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IBM MQ FixPack 8.0.0.7 Released

IBM has just released FixPack 8.0.0.7 for IBM MQ http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg22005832 Regards, Roger Lacroix Capitalware Inc.

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MQ Channel Encryption Product Advisory

It has been discovered that very small TSH segments will cause MQCEJ (Java/JMS) and MQCEDN (.NET) to throw an exception. The issue has been fixed and a product update is available. To get the latest Capitalware commercial product release, send an email to support@capitalware.com and we will send you the latest release of the product. […]

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IBM MQ V9 – New CVEs

A new vulnerability has been logged: CVE-2017-1337. IBM MQ V9.0.1 and V9.0.2 Java/JMS application can incorrectly transmit user credentials in plain text. Another new vulnerability has been logged: CVE-2017-1284. IBM MQ V9.0.1 and V9.0.2 could allow a local user with ability to run or enable trace, to obtain sensitive information from WebSphere Application Server traces […]

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MQ API Verbs that IBM Forgot!!

Every couple of months, I get an email from someone asking me if they can use MQAUSX client-side security exit with IBM MQ V8 or V9 to perform authentication via CONNAUTH. The answer is no – the MQAUSX client-side security exit only works with the MQAUSX server-side security exit. IBM added the MQCSP (Connection Security […]

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