Java Timezone Information 2011g … The community release is here :)

Egypt has recently stopped working with DST time, so we need to update our timezone information with the latest updates, as a normal user for java, I used to download the TZUpdater tool which was always available for free from SUN …

But not anymore, as Oracle started to show its ugly face, if you go to http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/tzdata-versions-138805.html you’ll see the following notice

TZUT v1.3.39 now available containing the Olson 2011g update. Please contact your local Oracle Support Office to obtain this version. For questions, please contact Oracle Support.

Go ahead and try to call Oracle local support office, and they’ll let you know that the update is only available to paying customers, could you imagine the impact of this on thousands and thousands of companies and users ???

I mean what the hell Oracle was thinking !!!

So, for those who know me well, they know that I cannot accept to feel hand-coughed, I need to fix the problems with java timezone as soon as possible, so I decided to build the entire timezone information from scratch … and Yes, I really did it, and I called it tzupdater-1_3_39-2011g-community.zip … 🙂

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Decryption of Weblogic 8 3DES passwords in config.xml…

So, yesterday I couldn’t find the password that is used to connect to one of the Oracle DBs for an application…

The password is saved in config.xml for this weblogic domain, but it’s encrypted…

I can see the hash “{3DES}vx1VMjDei4ur7Ews12m4zQ==” in the config.xml file…

I’ve read a few threads that mentioned that the decryption key is in SerializedSystemIni.dat located in the domain folder…

I tried to use OpenSSL to do the work, but couldn’t get it working, and BEA’s dev2dev portal is no longer working so that I can check anything out…

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More Zimbra problems…

I’ve just finished migrating zimbra from one server to a new one with much more RAM and much stronger CPU, and lots of IO bandwidth…

I’ve used this URL as a guide line for the move…

Everything went perfect and dandy, just as the book says !!!

I thought to myself “something must be wrong, things never go so smooth expect in dreams”… And what I thought was just right…

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