Jun 16, 2010

Netbeans 6.9 Release is available for download

The Netbeans 6.9 Release is available for download.

The Python Modules are also available for installation in
the Plugin-Manager.

So far the release works on my OpenSolaris Build 134.

Jun 9, 2010

Mantis 1.2.1 running on Solaris with coolstack and Authentication on Scalix Mail-Server

I worked on the installation of mantis 1.2.1. This is a bugtracking software
in PHP and using a database to store the bugs. In my case this is mysql.

I'm running on a SPARC Solaris 10 box with the software from coolstack.

This are precompiled packages of MySQL, Apache, PHP.

I configured mantis to Authentication during sending e-mails.

Therefore I had to activate tls in the config
/**                                 
 * This control the connection mode to SMTP server. Can be 'ssl' or 'tls'
 * @global string $g_smtp_connection_mode
 */                             
 $g_smtp_connection_mode = 'tls';
and set the g_smtp_username and g_smtp_password to a valid login.

But this still fails.
Mantis has already a prepackaged PHPMailer, but after adding some logging
information, I found, that php must be configured to used openssl.

Therefore /opt/coolstack/php5/lib/php.ini has to be edited to activate openssl
for the tls encryption:

extension=openssl.so
After this, the apache has also to be restarted with


svcadm restart svc:/network/http:apache22-csk

and e-mail sending from mantis works. 

Jun 2, 2010

ssh login fails with active certificats, because they do not match and there is no password request.

I've got an AIX server, where I'd like to login as a different user, but
the SSH-Certificates I've loaded, do not match.

The login fails without requesting the password for the account:

[ewer@solewer:~]$ssh gvs@aix
Received disconnect from XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX: 2: Too many authentication failures for gvs

After changing the MaxAuthTries in /etc/ssh/sshd_config on the AIX and restarted
the SSH-Service with

stopsrc -g ssh
startsrc -g ssh

I can now login into the AIX server because the SSH-Shell asks for the password.

Jun 1, 2010

Using jconsole on a Solaris with a JDK 1.5.x

For using the jconsole tool from the 1.5 JDK a special system property must be
set when starting the VM for a local connection:


-Dcom.sun.management.jmxremote
A full documentation is here for JDK 1.6 it is here


An insecure remote configuration would be:

-Dcom.sun.management.jmxremote.port=5555 -Dcom.sun.management.jmxremote.authenticate=false -Dcom.sun.management.jmxremote.ssl=false


This disables the default usage of SSL and the password  check.