Netscape Messaging Server 4.15
Last update: June 12, 2000
These release notes contain important information about Netscape Messaging Server 4.15 Patch 2. Please read these notes before using the product.
Important: Messaging Server 4.15 Patch 2 is available in two versions; a patch version and a complete version. The complete version of Messaging Server 4.15 Patch 2 can be installed on top of any previous Messaging Server release; the patch version can only be installed on top of Messaging Server 4.15.
If you are running a Messaging Server earlier than 4.15 and you want to install the patch version of Messaging Server 4.15 Patch 2, you must first upgrade to version 4.15 before upgrading to version 4.15 Patch 2. 4.15 Patch 2 contains all fixes also included in 4.15 Patch 1.
Messaging Server 4.15 Patch 2 is available for the following platforms (refer to the Messaging Server Tuning Guide for required and recommended patches):
For information on installing Netscape Messaging Server 4.15 Patch 2, see http://docs.iplanet.com/docs/manuals/messaging/nms41/install/contents.htm.
These release notes contain the following sections:
|What's New in this Release|
Netscape Messaging Server 4.15 Patch 2 enables ESPs and ISPs to quickly build business-grade messaging services for conducting communication and commerce with entire communities of employees, partners, suppliers, and customers.
Features of Messaging Server 4.15 Patch 2 include:
Features of Messaging Server 4.15 Patch 1 include:
Features of Messaging Server 4.15 include:
Updated and New Configuration Options in 4.15 Patch 2
A variety of new configuration options have been added to provide additional flexibility and workarounds to known problems.
Note: After you set or change a parameter, be sure to stop/start or refresh the service.
|Personal Address Book|
The Personal Address Book enables users to manage their personal address book entries including people and groups, and address to these entries when composing mail messages.
Note: Personal Address Book is only supported on Solaris.
Users can create, edit, or delete entries and groups in the address book.
From the Messenger Express main window, a user can click on the Addresses tab to go to the address book window, from which the following operations are available:
If you do not already have Messaging Server 4.15 Patch 2 installed, refer to the installation instructions provided at http://docs.iplanet.com/docs/manuals/messaging/nms41/install/contents.htm.
Note: The Messaging Server 4.15 Patch 2 installs the bits for the Personal Address Book but does not perform any configuration. In order to run the personal address book, you must do the following after successfully installing Messaging Server 4.15 Patch 2:
Configuring the Personal Address Book
The perl script pabinst.pl is located in the <serverroot>/bin/msg/install/bin directory. You can run perl with this script and the -d option as follows:
# <serverroot>/install/perl <serverroot>/bin/msg/install/bin/pabinst.pl -d <serverroot>
You will be asked the following series of questions. Answer them as instructed:
Configuring the Directory Server for the Personal Address Book
After you have run the pabinst.pl script to configure the Personal Address Book, you should run the dssetup utility to configure the Directory Server for the Personal Address Book. To obtain the dssetup executable, untar the dssetup.tar file:
# tar -xvf dssetup.tar
Note: The dssetup utility can also be downloaded separately from the Messaging Server 4.15 Patch 2 archive file. If you downloaded the archive dssetup-4.15p2.tar.gz file, you should uncompress this file first, then untar the dssetup.tar file contained within it. The dssetup version you need will be located in the SunOS5.6 subdirectory:
# gunzip dssetup-4.15p2.tar.gz
After all the files are extracted, update the Personal Address Book schema by running dssetup (either from the /msg or /SunOS5.6 subdirectories) on the machine where the Directory Server is installed. You will see the questions listed below and you should answer them as instructed:
To enable the Personal Address Book feature, set the local.service.pab.enabled parameter to 1. Set this parameter to 0 to turn this feature off. By default, this parameter is set to 1.
You can use configutil to set the local.service.pab.enabled parameter. For example, to set this parameter to 1, use the following command:
# ./configutil -o local.service.pab.enabled -v 1
Other configuration variables include:
The pabdelete utility is installed in shared/bin. It is used to delete address book data after a user has been removed; it can also be used to remove all address book data if the Personal Address Book is uninstalled.
Note: If you run the uninstall utility, you must still run the pabdelete utility to remove address book data. The pabdelete utility is not run by uninstall.
Important: Before you run the pabdelete utility, check to see whether or not it has the correct permissions. The mode for pabdelete should be 755. If this is not the case, change the permissions on pabdelete with the following command:
# chmod 755 pabdelete
The syntax for the pabdelete utility is as follows:
# ./pabdelete -D <binddn> -w <password> [options] <uid>
The <binddn> and <password> parameters represent the Bind DN and Bind password; respectively, and <uid> represents the user ID of the owner of the Personal Address Book you want to remove. Use ALL for the uid parameter to specify all users; however, the Personal Address Book root will not be removed.
The optional parameters are described below:
Shown below are some usage examples:
# pabdelete -H
|Known Limitations and Considerations|
Messaging Server 4.15 Patch 2 includes the following limitations and considerations (see also Potential Problems and Solutions later in this document for other issues that might affect product capability or use):
Installation and Upgrade Issues
|Potential Problems and Solutions|
The following section details the known problems and solutions for the Messaging Server 4.15 Patch 2 release. If a bug-report number follows the problem, please use that number when communicating with Technical Support concerning the problem.
Installation and Upgrade Problems and Solutions
|Corrections to the Documentation|
Please note the following corrections to the Messaging Server 4.15 and 4.15 patch 1 documentation:
|How to Report Problems|
See the Technical Support site at http://iplanet.com/support/index.html.
|Where to go for More Information|
For Messaging Server 4.15 Patch 2 installation instructions, visit http://docs.iplanet.com/docs/manuals/messaging/nms41/install/contents.htm.
The administrator's guide and related documents are posted at the location http://developer.iplanet.com/docs/manuals/messaging.html.
Installation instructions and release notes for all Netscape servers are posted at the location http://developer.iplanet.com/docs/manuals/index.html.
If you can't find the information you need, please contact Technical Support.
Messaging Server 4.15 Patch 2
Use of Messaging Server 4.15 Patch 2 is subject to the terms detailed in the license agreement accompanying it.
NSPR 3.1.x, NSS 2.6.2, and LDAP SDK 3.1
Messaging Server 4.15 Patch 2 incorporates the following software
module(s): NSPR 3.1.x, NSS 2.6.2, and LDAP SDK 3.1. The source
code for these module(s) as well as any updates produced by Sun
Microsystems, Inc. or Netscape Communications Corporation is
available from the Mozilla.org
website under terms of the Mozilla Public License (MPL).
This product's license is different from the MPL. Any license terms
for this product which differ from the MPL are offered by Sun
Microsystems, Inc. and Netscape Communications Corporation, not by
the "Initial Developer" or any "Contributor" (as those terms are
defined in the MPL).
Messaging Server 4.15 Patch 2 incorporates the following software module(s): NSPR 3.1.x, NSS 2.6.2, and LDAP SDK 3.1. The source code for these module(s) as well as any updates produced by Sun Microsystems, Inc. or Netscape Communications Corporation is available from the Mozilla.org website under terms of the Mozilla Public License (MPL).
This product's license is different from the MPL. Any license terms for this product which differ from the MPL are offered by Sun Microsystems, Inc. and Netscape Communications Corporation, not by the "Initial Developer" or any "Contributor" (as those terms are defined in the MPL).
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