Sun Java System Directory Proxy Server 5 2004Q2 Release Notes
Sun Java System Directory Proxy Server Release Notes
Version 5 2004Q2
Part Number 817-6253-10
These Release Notes contain important information available at the time of release of Sun Java System Directory Proxy Server 5 2004Q2. New features and enhancements, known issues and limitations, and other information are addressed here.
Use this document if plan to update to Directory Proxy Server 5 2004Q2, or if you are already running Directory Proxy Server 5 2004Q2.
The most up-to-date version of these release notes can be found here: http://docs.sun.com/db/coll/DirectoryProxyServer_04q2. Check the web site prior to updating to Directory Proxy Server 5 2004Q2 and then periodically thereafter to view the most up-to-date release notes and product documentation.
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Release Notes Revision History
Table 1 Revision History
Description of Changes
June 13, 2003
Initial publication of these release notes
March 26, 2004
Publication for beta release of Directory Proxy Server 5 2004Q2
May 6, 2004
Publication for revenue release of Directory Proxy Server 5 2004Q2
About Directory Proxy Server 5 2004Q2
On the Directory Proxy Server Console, Directory Proxy Server 5 2004Q2 is sometimes referred to as Directory Proxy Server 5.2. Directory Proxy Server 5 2004Q2 is a maintenance release of Directory Proxy Server 5.2.
This section includes:
What's New in This Release
This version of the Directory Proxy Server contains the following new features:
Hardware and Software Requirements
The following hardware and software are required for this release of Directory Proxy Server.
Table 2 Solaris Hardware and Software Requirements
Solaris 8 SPARC® Platform Edition with patches required for Java Enterprise System
Solaris 9 SPARC® Platform Edition
Approximately 300 MB of disk space for a minimal installation.
Patches or service packs
Table 3 Solaris x86 Hardware and Software Requirements
Solaris 9 x86 Platform Edition
Approximately 300 MB of disk space for a minimal installation.
Patches or service packs
Table 4 Linux Hardware and Software Requirements
RedHat Advanced Server 2.1 Update 2
Approximately 300 MB of disk space for a minimal installation.
Patches or service packs
Bugs Fixed in This Release
The following table describes the bugs fixed in Directory Proxy Server 5 2004Q2 since Directory Proxy Server 5.2. For the release notes of Directory Proxy Server 5.2, see http://docs.sun.com/db/doc/816-6392-10.
Table 5 Bugs Fixed in Directory Proxy Server 5 2004Q2 Since Directory Proxy Server 5.2
Save button always enabled for OnSSLEstablished Event
Health check must do more than just connect
Wrong message if DS not started at DPS startup time
DPS Topology Configs do not display help under certain conditions
Daemon doesn't start when SSL configured and token requested on command-line
ldapfwd generates core during high load with referrals
SSL referral hangs the client
Search Referral crashes proxy when configured to discard the reference
Typo prevents Solaris Native Mode packages from checking dependencies
DPS does not find component libs
Directory Proxy Server 5.2 patch 3 crashes when referred-to server is down.
Cannot unconfigure as non-root (SolPkg)
Directory Proxy Server crashes during a ldap_modify
5.2 install fails when running setup as root but specifying non-root user
Sun ONE Directory Proxy Server 5.2 should use the short length form when possible
Group change can lead to incorrect load balancing
Removing one instance unregisters SIEs of all instances in CDS
Cannot perform search with empty attribute type
DPS 5.2: attribute renaming doesn't work when filter contains a NOT operator
Server Load parameters are not consulted when a Change Group operation occurs
removing a DPS instance may remove certificates of other instances
Need more details in quickstart.tcl error logs
RPM: search on secure connection is interrupted
Cannot access on line help pages from the configurator sub menus
This section contains the latest information that is not contained in the core product documentation. This section covers the following topics:
This section provides notes for installing or migrating to Directory Proxy Server 5 2004Q2.
- If you are not running any version of Directory Proxy Server, install Directory Proxy Server 5 2004Q2 by using the Sun Java Enterprise System 2004Q2 Installation Guide and the Sun Java Enterprise System 2004Q2 Release Notes.
- If you are running Directory Access Router version 5.0 or 5.0 SP1, update to Directory Proxy Server 5 2004Q2 by following the recommendations in the chapter called "Migrating System Components from Past Versions" in the Sun Java Enterprise System 2004Q2 Installation Guide.
- If you are running Directory Proxy Server 5.2, update to Directory Proxy Server 5 2004Q2 by using information in the README file provided with the Directory Proxy Server 5 2004Q2 distribution. Use the patch numbers given in Table 6.
The following table summarizes the patches required to update Directory Proxy Server 5.2 to Directory Proxy Server 5 2004Q2.
Table 6 Patches Required for Update From Directory Proxy Server 5.2 to Directory Proxy Server 5 2004Q2
If you are upgrading from Directory Proxy Server 5.2 on a Linux platform, you must install Directory Proxy Server 5 2004Q2 from scratch. You can save the configuration of your current installation and load the saved configuration to the new installation.
Configuring Directory Proxy Server For SSL/Certificates
For information about how to configure Directory Proxy Server 5 2004Q2 for SSL-enabled communication, see the Directory Proxy Server 5 2004Q2 Administration Guide.
Finding the Installation Log Files
For information about the log files generated during installation, see the following table:
Table 7 Location of Installation Log Files
The LDAP utility man pages on Sun Solaris platforms do not document the Sun Java System version of the LDAP utilities ldapsearch, ldapmodify, ldapdelete, and ldapadd. For information about these utilities, refer to the Sun Java System Directory Server Resource Kit Tools Reference.
Documentation Updates for Directory Proxy Server 5 2004Q2
Directory Proxy Server 5 2004Q2 is now installed by the Sun Java Enterprise System Installer. Information about how to install Directory Proxy Server 5 2004Q2 is contained in the Sun Java System documentation on http://docs.sun.com/db/coll/entsys_04q2. There is no installation guide dedicated to the Directory Proxy Server 5 2004Q2.
Information about how to update from Directory Proxy Server 5.2 to Directory Proxy Server 5 2004Q2 is contained in the README file provided with the Directory Proxy Server 5 2004Q2 distribution.
Known Issues and Limitations
This section contains a list of the known issues.
After Startup Directory Proxy Server Does Not Automatically Listen on the Network (#4818122)
When Directory Proxy Server is started by the command line, it does not automatically listen on the network. If SSL mode is activated, you must provide a token and password to start SSL. When the token request has been satisfied, Directory Proxy Server can listen on the network.
Cannot Rename an Object With a Previously Used Name (#4863003)
An object cannot be renamed with a previously used name. For example, an object cannot be named and renamed as follows:
This limitation applies to all named properties of the object, including the configuration name.
Always use new name to rename an object.
Using the Log Property Panel on Directory Proxy Server Console Can Corrupt Configuration(#4864081)
Changing the log properties by using the log property panel on the Directory Proxy Server Console can corrupt the configuration in the configuration directory server.
On-Line Help Can Fail if Several Directory Proxy Server Instances Are Registered (#4869580)
To display on-line help, the Directory Proxy Server Console contacts any Directory Proxy Server instance registered in the configuration directory. If there is more than one Directory Proxy Server instance registered in the configuration directory, is not possible to specify which Directory Proxy Server instance is used.
If the instance of Directory Proxy Server that answers the request for on-line help is not available, the request fails. The Directory Proxy Server Console does not know that there is no return value and no thrown exception.
Duplicate Configurations Caused by Renaming Configurations With the Console (#4923242)
If you use the Directory Proxy Server Console to rename a Directory Proxy Server configuration a duplicate configuration name is created.
To clone a configuration, create a new configuration and copy all of the values from the original configuration to the new configuration.
Incorrect Character in Title of French Localization of Directory Proxy Server Console (#4940286)
There is an incorrect character in the title of the French localization of the Directory Proxy Server Console.
BIND/UNBIND Is Performed for Each Referral (#4943985)
Instead of reusing existing connections to the backend LDAP servers, Directory Proxy Server performs a BIND/UNBIND for each referral. This issue causes a reduction in performance if the backend server is on a Wide Area Network.
Cannot Follow Referrals in BIND Requests (#4951403)
When a bind request is made by the Directory Proxy Server to another server, a DN is returned. However, the Directory Proxy Server does not use the returned DN to connect to the server. Instead, the Directory Proxy Server uses the original DN. The bind request does not work.
This feature is a limitation for bind requests only. This feature is not a limitation for search requests, modify requests, and other requests.
Remote Instance Fails to Start From the Console When SSL Is Enabled (#4961059)
When SSL is enabled in a remote instance of Directory Proxy Server, you cannot use the console to start or restart the instance. The console displays a message that there is no PIN file present.
Install a PIN file on the console side, using the same path that is used server side.
Backout Fails if Administration Server Is Backed Out Before Directory Proxy Serv(#5015762)
Backout fails if Administration Server 5 2004Q2 is backed out before Directory Proxy Server 5 2004Q2.
Back out of the Directory Proxy Server 5 2004Q2 before backing out of Administration Server 5 2004Q2. For more information about updating and backing out of Directory Proxy Server, see the Sun Java Enterprise System 2004Q2 Installation Guide.
Must Use Utility Scripts in the Server Root Directory Only (#5033742)
Versions of the utility scripts, dpsconfig2ldif, dpsldif2config, and migratefromidar50 can exist in directories other than the server root directory. However, these versions of the utility scripts might not be correct.
Use the utility scripts from this directory only: <serverroot>/bin/dps_utilities.
Migration Fails From IDAR 5.0 or 5.0 SP1 to Directory Proxy Server 5 2004Q2 (#5037424)
The migratefromidar50 script fails when migrating from Directory Access Router 5.0 or 5.0 SP1 to Directory Proxy Server 5 2004Q2. The failure occurs because the password is encrypted in the tailor.txt file for the Directory Proxy Server 5 2004Q2 instance.
1) Replace the encrypted password by the non-encrypted password in the tailor.txt file for the Directory Proxy Server 5 2004Q2 instance.
2) Launch the migration script.
Error Message Is Produced the First Time the Console Is Launched for a New Instance (#5041832)
The first time that the Directory Proxy Server console is launched for a new instance, the following error message is produced: "unable to open certificate database". The error occurs because the certificate database has not yet been created.
Click ok to make the error window disappear, and continue. The default certificate database for the instance is created and the problem will not reoccur for that instance.
Cannot Start Directory Proxy Server Console (#5041840)
If the Administration Server is started before the Configuration Directory Server after installation, the Directory Proxy Server cannot access the Administration Server. In this scenario, the Directory Proxy Server console cannot be started correctly.
Start the Configuration Directory Server before starting the Administration Server.
The Console Blocks When a New Instance Is Created (#5042362)
When you create a new instance of Directory Proxy Server, the console blocks and produces this error message: "An error occurred while loading data for this view".
Exit from the console or restart the console when you create a new instance.
Japanese On-line Help is Incoherent If Administration Server Help Is Accessed Before Directory Proxy Server Help (#5042362)
In the Japanese localization of the on-line help, if the Administration Server help is opened before the Directory Proxy Server help the main page of the Directory Proxy Server help is garbled.
Open the Directory Proxy Server help before opening the Administration Server help.
Sun Java System Directory Proxy Server 5 2004Q2 does not contain any files which you can redistribute.
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