Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Repeat after me

I will get more sleep before tackling problems.

My daughter has been up the last few nights and then up early, makes me not so clear thinking.

In fact a request came today which I know and just could not step around what I see in my client and server docs.

Keith Nolen posted this last year. Thanks to Richard Schwartz for finding it for me.

Client called and said Security, you know the guys in red shirts on Star Trek, also always the first to die on every episode, informed them they can no longer use port 1352 on an external Domino server. And the reason is....wait for it...they can't monitor that port.

Have I got a client for everyone to go hack then because they can evidently ONLY monitor ports 80 and 443. Right. Actually they say they ONLY have opened these 2 ports.

Anyway so there is a way to do it, but we will test it as 80 and 443 are in use already naturally.

When you read Keith's solution it becomes obvious but in my state of sleep deprivation I just couldn't think about it.

I saw what I wanted to see instead of thinking about how I would fix it. luckily I am moving away from support items for a little while, its good to get some perspective sometimes.