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Cheetah 2: The cat is out for it's second open beta...

As the title suggests, IBM has just made available the IBM Informix Dynamic Server (IDS) 11.50 (codenamed Cheetah 2) for anyone wanting to test it. It's the second open beta of an IDS version (the first happened last year with 11.10 - Cheetah).

The process is a little bit more complex than the previous beta. This time you have to send and email requesting access. The system will provide you with an access code and you'll receive a copy of Carlton Doe's book on IDS 11.

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Informix user authentication: PAM for the rescue (part 2)

I hope you had the chance to read and eventually follow part one of these series of articles related to IDS authentication using PAM. If you did, you already know the basics of PAM and how to setup IDS to authenticate against an LDAP or Active Directory server.
But there are still several topics we need to cover to fully understand IDS PAM authentication:

  • Challenge/response and implicit (no password) connections

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Running MACH11 on a single machine




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ILO - Special offer from IIUG

The Informix International Users Group ( IIUG ) has just announced in it's January 2008 Insider publication an offer that will allow you to experiment the new IBM training offer: Instructor Led Online (ILO)

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Happy holidays

Hopefully most of the readers will be enjoying these holidays with their families and friends, so I'd just like to send you all my votes for an Happy Christmas and a great 2008!

I have the feeling that 2008 will be a great year for all people involved with IBM Informix. 2007 was a remarkable step in the right direction, and we should see more in the next year.

I'll just leave here a few notes, but none of this is new stuff:

  • Eric Herbert is doing an impressive job with IDS developer edition Wiki
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cdr check correction




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Identifying the Server Type

Identifying the Server Type

Identifying the Server type


With introduction of SDS and RSS, one can have a complex topology of IDS cluster. The DBA's scripts as well as applications need find out whether the server is stand-alone, Primary or Secondary. That makes it important to understand the programmatic interfaces available to find type of server being accessed.

Following are the ways to check the type of the server :

Administrative Utilities

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DDRBLOCK

DDRBLOCK

DDRBLOCK


It sometimes happens that quite useful fixes and enhancements make it into a release but remain little-known. A few such fixes and enhancements made it into the 11.10xC2 server; together, these enhancements make the management of the CDR_QDATA_SBSPACE configuration and of DDRBLOCK mode much easier and more tenable than in the past.

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An Always-On HDR



An Always-On HDR

An Always-On HDR
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Catching and Cleaning



Catching and Cleaning a Grouper

Getting Info about the Grouper


Now that we know about the grouper in general, let's look at how we can get specific information about what it's doing.