Tag Archives: WebSphere MQ

Notes from the WSMQAdmin seminar

This post is a running capture of Q&A from the WebSphere MQ Admin seminar in Amsterdam, brought to you by WebSphere Insights and Nastel. Welcome to Amsterdam and thanks for attending!  I will continue to update it throughout the week … Continue reading

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Pub/Sub security

One of the recurring questions I receive is about the differences between queue security and pub/sub security. The email below is typical:

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Sure, its always an MQ problem. Why is that a bad thing?

One recurring theme in the MQ community is that all problems are MQ problems.  Never mind that they almost always turn out to be application, network, firewall, SAN, account maintenance, resource constraints, human error or even sabotage, it’s an MQ … Continue reading

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Cluster security

Well, the residency to write the new WebSphere MQ Security book is past the halfway point and we are working diligently to finish up on time. I’m happy to say that one of my favorite new security topics is covered … Continue reading

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New MO71 Beta

Paul Clarke has been working on MO71, a.k.a. mqmon, and has released a beta version of the program. He mentioned that some people have problems getting attachments in email so I offered to host a download.  Whether you are a … Continue reading

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No such thing as a persistent queue!

The widespread usage of the phrase “persistent queue” has a negative impact because people believe that queue attribute actually does something. It’s always worth taking time to stamp out usage of that phrase wherever we find it and I’ll attempt … Continue reading

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Guest blogger @ WebSphere User Group

Ben Wen and I were invited to be guest bloggers at WebSphere User Group this month so the post I was planning for this space was hijacked! You can read it at WebSphere User Group posted as The Invisible Threat.

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Handy IMPACT conference cross reference

With IMPACT fast approaching, I’ve compiled a cross reference of all the web sites, twitter handles, hastags and session agendas that I know of.  Feel free to add more in the comments!

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WebSphere MQ – Coming soon to an audit near you!

The June 29 episode of The Deep Queue is finally up!  Sorry about the delay, I was on an engagement last week that had me staying over the weekend in Boston to perform a production implementation on Saturday.  Although I’ve … Continue reading

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New WMQ Channel vulnerability and interim fix announced

The IBM Internet Security Systems XForce team recently announced a buffer overflow vulnerability in WebSphere MQ client channels.  According to the release, the vulnerability includes the possibility of remotely executing arbitrary code or “causing the application to crash.”  It is … Continue reading

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