Knowledgebase : Advisories
OVERVIEW In October of 2015, Mozilla had issued an advisory where Firefox Development intends to remove support for most NPAPI plugins by the end of 2016. (NPAPI Plugins in Firefox [https://blog.mozilla.org/futurereleases/2015/10/08/npapi-plugins-in-firefox/]) A post on Slashdot [https://tech.slashdot.org/story/17/02/04/2323204/mozilla-to-drop-support-for-all-npapi-plugins-in-firefox-52-except-flash] confirmed this news earlier this week:  "Starting March 7, when Mozilla is scheduled to relea...
OVERVIEW Attempts to add an External File System (EFS) fails on a FileCatalyst Server installed within a Linux environment with an unable to connect error. When you click the TEST button from the File Systems tab, a dialog box pops up with the message that _file system test failed: Please check that your hostname/endpoint is correct_. If you click SAVE, a dialog pops up to indicate changes committed to FileCatalyst Server and the External File System appears in the File System list. After ...
OVERVIEW Behaviour: Trying to open the FileCatalyst Central Administration page results in Central encountering a 500 error in the web browser. This occurs after installation of Java Version 8 Update 91 or higher on Linux or Windows Environments. MAC OSX users are unaffected by this update of Java 8. Exception: _org.apache.jasper.JasperException: Unable to compile class for JSP: _ _An error occurred at line: 1 in the generated java file_ _The type java.io.ObjectInputStream cannot be res...
OVERVIEW There are two transfer features in the FileCatalyst HotFolder which have shown some issues when used simultaneously. The Progressive feature allows the HotFolder to transfer the file as it grows. The Incremental feature will limit file transfers to files that are new or have been modified. The Delta of a file is defined as portions of the original file that have been modified or changed. Depending on the Incremental setting selected, either the whole file or File Deltas will be sent t...
OVERVIEW When hosting the FileCatalyst Server on Amazon Web Services (AWS) - EC2 instances, S3 buckets can be added to the FileCatalyst Server as an external storage device. Amazon provides libraries that we have used to integrate this storage device into the Server where we can read and write to this endpoint. In FileCatalyst Server v3.6 beta 27, when the Security Group on the EC2 instance is set to allow all IPs the transfer experiences some packet loss and when our congestion control algor...
OVERVIEW Google has made changes in the default settings of Chrome version 42, released April 14th, 2015, that block Java applets from running in that browser. This is part of Google’s announced strategy (http://blog.chromium.org/2014/11/the-final-countdown-for-npapi.html [http://blog.chromium.org/2014/11/the-final-countdown-for-npapi.html]) of eliminating all NPAPI (or NP-API) applet support by September 2015. For FileCatalyst users, this means that right now you are going to be unable to...
OVERVIEW FileCatalyst Workflow v4.9.9 introduced a new feature called Strict Security. This feature requires the use of the Administration account on the FileCatalyst Server to create and authenticate Virtual Users on the FileCatalyst Server. On Workflow deployments which have a large volume of activity the Server Remote Admin connections can multiply and remain open for long periods of time. These open connections hang and do not close properly. If you use Strict Security as part of your deploy...