Have questions ? We have answers !

In November OpenNTF will host a webinar dedicated to you, the members of our community!

November OpenNTF Webinar – Gurupalooza!

Got a question about Domino, Notes, Sametime or Connections? Come ask the gurus! We have gathered the brightest minds to take your questions about development and administration. You can ask ahead of time at https://openntf.org/Internal/guru.nsf or ask live in our webinar.

Are you a guru and want to be on the panel? We welcome all gurus to join in and help take questions. Just go to https://openntf.org/Internal/guru.nsf to volunteer.

This webinar will be held on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at
11:00 AM to 12:30 (EST – New York Time)
16:00 to 17:00 (GMT – London)
17:00 to 18:00 (CET – Rome)

You must register for Gurupalooza ahead of time at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1350706472706048268


6 years of blogging

I started this blog on Oct 23 2015, 6 years ago.
I started it because, as I said in my first post sometimes during my work I discover something, or I stumble in a bit of information that I believe can be interesting for other people that work in the same field and want to share it.

I have statistics for my blog starting from 2017 and I decided to have a look at where my readers come from.
This is the list of the countries

I am a bit surprised that Germany is #1. I blog in English, so seeing USA and UK in the top is not surprising, as is not a surprise to see Italy there, after all that’s my country. But honestly I would have never thought to have Germany as the country with most visitors.
India makes sense at 5th place, HCL is an Indian company and I know some of the people working there read my blog.

What amazes me is that I have readers from countries I would have never expected. I am not an expert, so as far as I know there’s a chance that some hits comes from bots, or appear to come from a country while the reader is actually not there, though I doubt someone uses Tor to read my blog ๐Ÿ™‚

In any case I was surprised to see the number countries listed. If the hits really come from there I wonder how a person from one of those countries got to know my blog.


My session at CollabSphere 2021 on installing Sametime 11.6

Yesterday I gave a session at CollabSphere 2021 on installing a complete Sametime system, chat + meetings.

If you are interested the video is available here until the end of November. But if you want a faster way to learn what I showed, rather than watching 45 minutes of me talking you should go here and grab the great presentation that my fellow HCL Ambassador Ales Lichtenberg created. Though that one is for 11.5, the installation is the same for 11.6 so is a very good step-by-step guide you can use if you want to install Sametime Meeting on Docker.

Those who followed my session will remember that I challenged the Demo Gods and did a live demo rather than a presentation, knowing full well that you should never do that, because Murphy’s Law applies and so something will surely go wrong ๐Ÿ™‚

For me the the hiccup was at the end; the installation of Community server was OK, and I could show it working, the Meeting server installed correctly but when I showed how to connect to it, the browser gave me an error. Obviously I tested that setup at least five times before the event and it always worked……

I did not disable the local firewall on my Linux box. For a demo you should always do that (easier than configuring it properly) and this could have been the cause, but after the event I tried again and got the same error.

Guess what it was ? When I fired up my VM with the Linux box, it changed IP address!!!! I did not set manually a static IP, but left the default automatic, so while it used the same address 192.168.1.91 in all the tests that I did, the day I did the live demo it changed to 192.168.1.93 ๐Ÿ™
Obviously I had the .91 address in my host file so is not a surprise that I got a connection error.

Note to self: always use fixed IP addresses in demo systems.

Apologies to those who followed my session for this silly mistake.