April 2, 2016

How does MTU size effect you?


    A maximum transmission unit (MTU) is the largest size packet or frame, specified in octets (eight-bit bytes), that can be sent in a packet- or frame-based network such as the Internet. The Internet's Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) uses the MTU to determine the maximum size of each packet in any transmission.

Recently one of my relative had the following issue: 
Except from his mobile phone everyone is able to send/forward media using whatsapp. Later it was understood that it was a problem with android phones in his house. When it is limited to the house then the problem was understood to be with the SOHO router provided by the ISP.

After calling the ISP the following things were done by the tech support.

ping whatsapp.com -f -l 1292
Reply from bytes=1292 time=316ms TTL=55
Reply from bytes=1292 time=321ms TTL=55
Reply from bytes=1292 time=316ms TTL=55
Reply from bytes=1292 time=316ms TTL=55

ping whatsapp.com -f -l 1412
Packet needs to be fragmented but DF set.
Packet needs to be fragmented but DF set.
Packet needs to be fragmented but DF set.
Packet needs to be fragmented but DF set.

Then the MTU has been reduced from 1492 to 1432
Now all phones' whatsapp application is able to forward media. 

January 12, 2016

Jobs on Jobs

(C) to the author and image creator :-)

October 31, 2013

April 18, 2013

How to make Symbols with Keyboard

Alt + 0153..... ™... trademark symbol
Alt + 0169.... ©.... copyright symbol
Alt + 0174..... ®....registered ­ trademark symbol
Alt + 0176 ...°......degre ­e symbol
Alt + 0177 ...±....plus-or ­-minus sign
Alt + 0182 ...¶.....paragr ­aph mark
Alt + 0190 ...¾....fractio ­n, three-fourths
Alt + 0215 ....×.....multi ­plication sign
Alt + 0162...¢....the ­ cent sign
Alt + 0161.....¡..... ­.upside down exclamation point
Alt + 0191.....¿..... ­upside down question mark
Alt + 1.......☺....sm ­iley face
Alt + 2 ......☻.....bla­ck smiley face
Alt + 15.....☼.....su­n
Alt + 12......♀.....female sign
Alt + 11.....♂......m­ale sign
Alt + 6.......♠.....spade
Alt + 5.......♣...... ­Club
Alt + 3.......♥...... ­Heart
Alt + 4.......♦...... ­Diamond
Alt + 13......♪.....e­ighth note
Alt + 14......♫...... ­beamed eighth note
Alt + 8721.... ∑.... N-ary summation (auto sum)
Alt + 251.....√.....s­quare root check mark
Alt + 8236.....∞..... ­infinity
Alt + 24.......↑..... ­up arrow
Alt + 25......↓...... ­down arrow
Alt + 26.....→.....ri­ght arrow
Alt + 27......←.....l­eft arrow
Alt + 18.....↕......u­p/down arrow
Alt + 29......↔...left right arrow

January 30, 2013

IDM Trends

Oracle has published an interesting article on the changing IDM Trends. Its a good read.

January 4, 2013

Oracle stays higher and untouchable in the Magic Quadrant

Oracle has kept its innovation higher and better. The latest Gartner's MQ reflects the same.

November 22, 2012

DRAC - Theory

I have heard about this sometime ago. 

DRAC or ...


theory talks about human nature/response when something new is introduced into one's way of life. 

We see this especially in the consulting industry. 
Why and where?

As system integrators we try and bring new products into an enterprise. While doing so we hear a lot of negative criticism about the new products in many ways. However, the DRAC cycle completely applies. After a while people start to accept it and comply.

October 26, 2012

Certification/Attestation on an iPad

Some innovations are smart. One of Oracle's partner did something really smarter. 

For those who do not understand what Identity Governance or Certifications or Attestations or Access Reviews, it is a process of ensuring that every individual is verified to check if he/she has the right accesses to the systems according to his job role and also to check and remediate unnecessary/toxic ones.

Oracle has a cool product to help Organizations solve this issue/problem of Certification. Its web based. Now a partner brought this to an iPad. I wouldn't like to talk anymore but let you watch the video. It would be very interesting for you if you already know a little bit about Oracle Identity Analytics

Oracle Identity Governance - Assets

If you are in the space of Identity Management and work for Oracle products, you certainly want to visit the Assets page on OTN.

In today's market who else provides intelligence to public just as Oracle does? :-)

October 4, 2012

Migrating from VMWare to Oracle Virtual Box

There is a good article on how to migrate. But the caveat is the tool eats up all the VMDK files and turns them to VBox files. So please make a copy of the VM before you follow this.

July 20, 2012

Oracle Identity Governance - R2 is out

The most awaited and iconic release of Oracle Identity Governance Platform solution just happened. Go ahead and start reading about it on the OTN. Use #OracleIDM on twitter to read more about expert views.

September 10, 2010

Sailpoint IdentityIQ: Revoke a Policy Violation from Certification

If you had Policy Violations recorded in IdentityIQ and have included them in a Certification then normally it would be displayed as below.

You have only two options. Approve or Delegate. A general option of REVOKE is not provided for a policy violation.

However, there is a option to revoke the same if the certifier wishes to. Of course this is not told and not given. But its a simple change :-)

Open the Policy object and you would see something like below in the first line after XML declaration.

Notice the certificationActions tag?
Modify the same to look as below shown. 

Once you add the Remediated word to the tag, your certification automatically shows up the revoke button. Here's a screen shot of how it looks.

Hope this helps.

September 9, 2010

SailPoint Press Releases :: News & Events :: SailPoint Technologies

SailPoint Press Releases :: News & Events :: SailPoint Technologies

SP Identity IQ: Certification not updated to show revocations done

Okay! I am trying to be pretty descriptive here.

Suppose you have created a certification in Sailpoint's Identity IQ.
The Certification Owner has revoked a user and saved the certification. Then the certification header would be something like this.

An email is sent to the administrator to revoke the entitlement/account.
Administrator, being a good employee has done the revocation right away.
A scheduled Account Aggregation, in the next few hours, get kicked off and brings in the new data regarding the revocation.
An Identity refresh scheduled for the same night, updates the entitlements for the users.

You still do not notice the update in the Certification header. It still shows a list of items, which were completed, as due.

In every Certification configuration there is a parameter named nextRevocationsScantime

This has a default setting which is inherited from a SystemConfiguration setting.

remediationScanInterval set to 86400000 milliseconds

nextRevocationsScantime attribute is created along with remediationsKickedOff="2"

The above attribute is created, once you revoke someone and save the cert.

Later when you remove the entitlements in database and do an account aggregation and identity refresh; it shall not directly reflect in your cert. Once the nextRevocationsScantime is complete and PERFORM MAINTENANCE TASK runs then it scans and completes the process.

Later in the cert you will not see nextRevocationsScantime. Rather you would see this. remediationsCompleted="1" remediationsKickedOff="1"

Hope this helps to few consultants.

September 6, 2010

Attention Sun IdM Customers - "What's Your "Plan B"?

This is what Sailpoint says about SUN Identity Manager, its customers and the solutions they can offer to these customers. Interesting read.

It's always sad to see SUN Technologies dying.

September 1, 2010

epoch conversion tool

What is epoch time?

Short description from Wikipedia:
Unix time, or POSIX time, is a system for describing points in time, defined as the number of seconds elapsed since midnight proleptic Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) of January 1, 1970, not counting leap seconds.

Where do you find with respect to IAM parlance?
I have found that Sailpoint's IdentityIQ uses this convention for all dates. examples are create date, expiration date etc.

So if you want to understand what are the exact dates?

August 24, 2010

An important tip for Sailpoint implementors - Requests Page

I was recently working on integrating Remedy with Sailpoint's IdentityIQ 5.0. Other than getting a weird error in the log I was unable to trace the root cause. One of my colleague tried having a look and suggested I should see in https://localhost:8080/identityiq/monitor/requests/requests.jsf. I could actually see all the items that are queued up there. Here is a screen shot.

It is suggested to have a look at this page when you are trying to debug something and unable to go ahead from the usual check points.

June 30, 2010

Bill Gates advice to the Youth

I came across this article on LinkedIN. Its a good read for everyone. Go ahead, read it from here.

June 3, 2010

Facebook's Sharing feature now on LinkedIn

This is something very good from linkedin. Check out this video; it explains it all. Very good feature.