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IBM Confirmed that latest iOS Verse 9.4 client has multiple issues

Vladislav Tatarincev  29 June 2017 09:25:25
We been waiting for long time new Verse release. After users started to upgrade to new iOS Verse client, our support team received multiple complains from customer, including Grayed out option to sync ALL MAILS, client
In all cases issue was resolved by removing and reinstalling Verse App. solution is ok for small company, may be time consuming for large companies.

Lets hope IBM will fix this, and next version upgrades will be more seamless




LO92596: IOS IBM VERSE HAS ISSUES FOLLOWING UPGRADE FROM PRE-9.4 RELEASE TO 9.4 OR LATER RELEASE.
APAR status
OPEN
Error description
Customer reports seeing multiple issues following an upgrade
from iOS Verse 9.3.10 to 9.4.
1) The Days To Sync is defaulting to Unlimited after the
upgrade when it was set to some other value prior
2) Duplicate mail folders are syncing down
3) The Actions tab is not visible in the tab bar controller at
the bottom of the screen
Local fix
Remove any existing iOS Verse app, then install the latest
Verse app from the App Store. Doing this fresh install will
work around these issues.

https://www-304.ibm.com/support/entdocview.wss?uid=swg1LO92596

    IBM Notes 901FP10 for MAC is available for Download

    Vladislav Tatarincev  18 May 2017 10:03:20
    IBM Has published 901FP10 for Mac64 (there is no more 32 bit version)


    List of fixed issue in FP10 and previous versions can be found here http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21657963#Notes64Fixes

    Notes 64-bit 9.0.1 IF10    
    IFAY9TEJPU  Google Calendar Integration Using Google+ Fails        
    MDAIAL5Q8B  Fixed issue where users running Notes Mac 64-bit client (Release 9.0.1EXT SHF776) could not access servers with minimum client level restriction set to 901FP8.        
    PEDSA7QK9P Notes Client should detect authentication failure & request new LTPA from server.        
    RGAUA3PFNB Each Click On The Application Opens New Window Tab If "Run Server-based Xpages Applications Directly On Domino Server" is enabled.        
    RGAUA3RQ89 The Long Data Type Does Not Work As Expected On 64bit Mac OS X Yosemite With Notes 901 64-bit and Domino W64.        
                           
    Notes 64-bit 9.0.1 IF9
    MEERAE33F9 Notes Client Quit Unexpectely After Password Input        
                           
    Notes 64-bit 9.0.1 IF8
    JRMAAFXT8N Notes failed to launch on new MacBook with Touch Bar. (technote 1995145)        
                           
    Notes 64-bit 9.0.1 IF7
    PPUEACE9H9 Security Bulletin: IBM Notes is affected with Open Source Apache Struts Vulnerabilities CVE-2016-1181 & CVE-2016-1182 (technote 1988182)        
    PPUEAAVCSJ Security Bulletin: IBM Notes is affected by OpenSource Apache Taglibs Vulnerability CVE-2015-0254 (technote 1989475)

    Download it self can be found here
    http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/quickorder?parent=Collaboration%20Solutions&product=ibm/Lotus/Lotus+Notes&release=All&platform=All&function=fixId&fixids=Notes_901IF10_MAC64_Standard&includeRequisites=1&includeSupersedes=0&downloadMethod=http&source=fc

    Turning Internet style addressing for all users centrally via policies (901FP8 new feature)

    Vladislav Tatarincev  9 May 2017 08:00:00
    Recently IBM Has published tehnote which helps to turn on Internet style addressing for internal emails.
    So you no longer have /ACME_DOMAIN addresses but internet style addresses like ACME.com
    You Can turn this in preferences, by selecting proper menu in your profile
    Image:Turning Internet style addressing for all users centrally via policies (901FP8 new feature)

    Not sure why, but IBM Technote "Display Internet address for local recipients in place of Notes address"
    http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg22002462
    does not says which NOTES.INI is responsible for this. Making simple test turning on and greping what was added to notes.ini file I figured out that new notes.ini parameter is
    $INETADDRESSFIXUP=1

    So if you want to enable this for group of users you create explicit policy or in global one (Deskop Settings)
    Image:Turning Internet style addressing for all users centrally via policies (901FP8 new feature)



    Customizing DDM database to monitor custom tasks and tasks that should be in list, but they are not there like Traveler

    Vladislav Tatarincev  24 April 2017 11:46:40
    Domino Domain Monitoring is a Great tool that was introduced in Release 7.x
    It can monitor ACL changes, if all servers are reachable, and a lot of other stuff. Please find more information here. IBM RedPaper

    One of my clients scheduled some Traveler/HTTP restarts during the night, to free some memory and we wanted to be sure all tasks are back in business.
    I decided to use DDM to monitor Traveler State, but all of a sudden, I found that DDM is able to monitor WEB Retriever, which was popular in 4.x version of Notes, but not now.
    Anyway IBM please update list of tasks with Traveler please. In meanwhile You can open DDM database, REMOVE inheritance of template or make changes in template ddm.ntf.

    Open Event Generator\Task Status and in Task name field add new keyword. Tadam! :) Save your work and create Traveler Status monitor. If task is Down notify yourself my mail, or schedule command to start it back.


    Image:Customizing DDM database to monitor custom tasks and tasks that should be in list, but they are not there like Traveler

      Issue with FP8 =========== IBM Domino 901 FP8 corrupts PDF attachments ============ ( Possible solution )

      Vladislav Tatarincev  15 March 2017 11:29:24
      Yesterday I wrote about FP8 issue, https://www.vlaad.lv/lotus.nsf/dx/ibm-domin-901-fp8-corrupts-pdf-attachments
      that PDFs are corrupted, because transmitted in wrong format,
      DOC and DOCx files are also affected and seems other mail formats as well.

      as a side effect of this bug, you may get Non Delivery report with error message "554 5.6.0 Message contains NUL Characters"

      IBM Support provided solution very quickly, according to IBM MIMEDisclaimersNoEncode=0 is fixing issue. I have not yet tested my self, since we rolled back to FP7.
      This parameter has been introduced in FP8 to fix another Google issue, sending Invitations with Attachments. If sending invites to Google is not an issue then this parameter can be implemented as quick solution.
      Again, IBM Is working on solution 901FP8IF1 will be delivered soon to Fix Central.



        Issue with FP8 =========== IBM Domin 901 FP8 corrupts PDF attachments ============

        Vladislav Tatarincev  14 March 2017 17:26:06
        few our clients and we applied FP8 same day it was arrived.
        next day we have noticed that PDFs sent from us to other companies are corrupted.

        We have opened PMR with PMR since few our large clients reported similar behaviour.

        IBM Support has confirmed issue under SPR #TPONAKFJLP / APAR  #LO91828.
        901FP8 IF1 will be released shortly.
        In description we received from IBM seems this is because of disclaimer, but in our case we have no disclaimer.

        info from IBM Support. =====
        After Upgrade To Fp8, With Disclaimers Enabled, Pdf Attachments Have Content-transfer-encoding Of Binary And Can't Be Opened

        After upgrade to FP8, with disclaimers enabled, PDF attachments have  Content-Transfer-Encoding of binary and can't be opened.
        If the mail is sent without disclaimers added, the Content-Transfer-Encoding is Base64 and the attachment can be opened.

        Steps
        1. Apply 901FP8
        2. Enable disclaimers and apply a policy to add disclaimers for users
        3. Send a mail with a PDF attachment. Attachment will be encoded as application/octet-stream with
        Content-Transfer-Encoding of binary
        4. Disable disclaimers and resend the same mail. Attachment will be encoded as application/octet-stream with
        Content-Transfer-Encoding of base64


        The spr isn't published now to the internet
        The development is informed and 9.0.1 FP8IF1 will provided on IBM fixcentral as soon as possible.
        Workaround
        Downgrade to 9.0.1 FP7
        or
        disable  disclaimer

          IBM Domino 901FP8 availability

          Vladislav Tatarincev  7 March 2017 16:26:07
          My RSS reader shows a lot of fixed delivered and tested by IBM. it seems that 901FP8 will be posted later this week or next week.
          You can track progress of FP8 availability here http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/fixlist.nsf/(Progress)/901%20FP8

          There are very demanded fixed included in FP8 like

          LDAP special characted authentication issue http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/fixlist.nsf/SPRNum/96CDD94B1DB92196852580D800738A2C?OpenDocument&ca=drs-fo
          It seems IBM will have updated Domino Directory design with new holidays, reported by Chris Miller and others http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/fixlist.nsf/SPRNum/978292625F114B82852580D800738D23?OpenDocument&ca=drs-fo
          New Traveler settings http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/fixlist.nsf/SPRNum/0B4E7B971290E04F852580D800738A70?OpenDocument&ca=drs-fo
          some fixed security policy fields http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/fixlist.nsf/SPRNum/33CF4DF6E0E93BCA852580D800738A91?OpenDocument&ca=drs-fo and http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/fixlist.nsf/SPRNum/9F6980C3B27E4772852580D800738A83?OpenDocument&ca=drs-fo
          Improved  Mail Template http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/fixlist.nsf/SPRNum/8B4EFABD17AAA018852580D800738C9B?OpenDocument&ca=drs-fo

          It would be logical if Verse On Premise views are included, and no manual work is needed :)

          Daniel Nashed has blogged before about Highliths of FP8, please find document here http://blog.nashcom.de/nashcomblog.nsf/dx/new_features_nd901fp8.htm

          It seems that iBM is uploading FP8 now to FixCentral, some components are already available... like mail template and Domino Directory and some Clients FP8
          Image:IBM Domino 901FP8 availability


          Extending IBM Traveler Push Notification with additional Subject field or Preventing Traveler sending information to Apple while allowing users to get immediate mails

          Vladislav Tatarincev  3 March 2017 14:23:48


          Apple uses Push notification service to deliver system messages to devices or notify device that there is a change on a server, please connect and grab an update.
          If you check what is included in Push notification, then according to Apple Developer documentation. Sound (on/off, Badge, number of unread notification and some text is included in JSON message that is sent over SSL to Apple servers.
          Apple uses AKAMAI cloud to distribute servers all over the world, and you better open ports for push notification to work

          By Default every push notification server includes sender of message. So some customers, who does not want that Apple knows with whom they communicate, they just close PushPort or it is possible to disable this with NTS_APNS_ push settings.
          Just closing port is bad idea, since a lot of error messages will appear on Traveler server console.

          If you dont want Apple know your contragents, you may implement
          NTS_PUSH_ALERTS_ALLOW_SENDER=false (default value true)
          NTS_PUSH_ALERTS_ALLOW_SUMMARY=false (default value false)
          or just first one. This will still use Push notification, Traveler server will send a shorter request, "Hey, New Mail for You" without saying from whom mail has arrived.
          There will be no notification from above, iPhone/iPad will play sound and number of unread emails will increase. This will give user a hint that new mail has arrived.

          If you dont care that Apple will get from whom you receive emails, you may go futher. You may include subject in notification.
          NTS_PUSH_ALERTS_ALLOW_SENDER=true (default value true)
          NTS_PUSH_ALERTS_ALLOW_SUMMARY=true (default value false)

          By implementing NTS_PUSH_ALERTS_ALLOW_SUMMARY You will also receive information not only from whom but also about what is this email.


          Image:Extending IBM Traveler Push Notification with additional Subject field or Preventing Traveler sending information to Apple while allowing users to get immediate mails
          Image:Extending IBM Traveler Push Notification with additional Subject field or Preventing Traveler sending information to Apple while allowing users to get immediate mails