Release notes for Symantec Mail Security 8200 series and 8300 series appliance software version 5.0.0-33

Article:TECH86139  |  Created: 2007-01-09  |  Updated: 2007-01-18  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH86139
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Release notes for Symantec Mail Security 8200 series and 8300 series appliance software version 5.0.0-33
 



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April, 2007

Before you install the update, please note the following:
The update may take some time to complete.

*** NOTE *** Do not reboot your appliance during the software update process.
Interrupting the update process before completion may require a subsequent OS
Restore to the appliance.

This software update contains the following:
* Resolution of stability issues in the Filter Hub
* Performance improvements for ruleset loading and execution
* New command line utility to mitigate issues related to formatting of space
  in some LDAP entries:
      Some LDAP servers do not correctly/consistently apply whitespace
      and quote rules to the 'distinguished name' (dn).
     This can result in rejected groups due to mismatching of member entries.
     To work around this issue, a new command line interface command has
     been provided: dn-normalize. When dn normalization is enabled, a
     normalization function is applied to the data coming in from the
     LDAP server, which resolves mismatch problems.
     Note: This process is not recommended for most customers; you should
     only apply normalization if you are experiencing a problem with LDAP
     synchronization resulting from non-normalized data in the LDAP source.

     To apply normalization:
     -----------------------
     From the command line, type
     dn-normalize enable
     This stops ldapsync, enables dn normalization, and runs a utility to
     retroactively normalize any distinguished names already in MySQL,
     then restarts ldapsync. Depending on the size of your dataset, the
     normalization can take up to 5 minutes.

     To cease normalizing:
     ---------------------
     From the command line, type
     dn-normalize disable
     This stops ldapsync, disables dn normalization, starts ldapsync, and
     prints a message advising that you perform a 'full sync' on any existing
     LDAP Sync sources.

     To determine the status of normalization:
     -----------------------------------------
     From the command line, type
     dn-normalize status
     This reports whether dn normalization is enabled ('YES') or
     disabled ('NO')











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