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What is the size limits for embedded images in IBM Connections?- 5 September 2016 - (0) Comments

Thomas Hampel
 5 September 2016

IBM Connections Cloud is offering a wooping 1 TByte of personal file storage and 50 Gbyte of storage for each community.
What you might not be aware of is that there is another limit which apply when embedded images.

While the industry is talking about 4k-UltraHD displays with 8 megapixels, the standard computer display these days doesnt have more than a FullHD display ( 1920x1080 pixel ) with 2 megapixels.
I stumbled into those limits when working with a really large JPG file: in my case it was an image with 96 mega pixels (=190 Mbyte, 17384px x 5558px)
A typical JPG image with 4k resolution should have a size of about 10 Mbyte, so its a little odd to complain about not being able to embed a 96 mega pixel image.

There is no limit on height/width, just an overall size limit for each embedded image which unfortunately is not consistent across the different connections applications.

However... here are the limitations for embedding images in the various connections components:
IBM Connections Cloud (S1 / S2)
Files (Personal) 2 Gbyte per file, 1 Tbyte in total
Files (Community) 2 Gbyte per file, 50 Gbyte in total
Activities 2 Gbyte per file
Wiki 75 Mbyte per image
Blog 10 Mbyte per image
Forum 30 MByte per image
Homepage/Status 10 Mbyte per image
Profile 5 Mbyte for profile photo.




Please note that instead of embedding an image, it is always possible to link a link to your personal file store instead which allows linking extra-extra-large images of up to 2Gbyte in size.

WIKI's

In an onprem environment the max. size in MB is part of the error message
Image:What is the size limits for embedded images in IBM Connections?
It is possible to modify these limits by editing the wikis-config.xml
Image:What is the size limits for embedded images in IBM Connections?

or by setting higher defaults for size limits as described by Rainer Brandl

In Connections Cloud the limit is predefined by IBM and can not be changed by customers.
Also the error message in Connections Cloud is a little misleading:
Image:What is the size limits for embedded images in IBM Connections?
Note: A bug report has already been created, so I assume its fixed soon.

Forum, Blog, Ideation Blog

For a Forum post, blog post or ideation blog entry the error message is misleading in Connections Cloud as well as for OnPrem deployments as it indicates a damaged file or virus infection.
Image:What is the size limits for embedded images in IBM Connections?
Of course the file is not virus infected nor damaged.

In onprem deployments the default limit of 1Mbyte can be customized in the files-config.xml
Image:What is the size limits for embedded images in IBM Connections?

...and for Connections Cloud a bug report has been created to update this error message with something more meainingful

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Email Attachment Filters - What are the file types in each Category?- 4 April 2016 - (0) Comments

Thomas Hampel
 4 April 2016

IBM Connections Cloud customers can configure Email Filters in the Account Settings / Email Filters
Recently (end of March) those filters have been updated with a new feature to filter attachments cased on a certain type.
Image:Email Attachment Filters - What are the file types in each Category?
But what exactly are the file types that are being filtered when you enable this feature for a specific category?
Image:Email Attachment Filters - What are the file types in each Category?
IBM Connections Cloud is using IBM (Lotus) Protector for Mail Security, which allows to filter attachment based on mime types.
Attachment categories displayed here relate to the media type analysis module of IBM Protector which describes in detail which file types or file extensions are being filtered.

Here is a more detailled list of file types in each category.
Please note that this list is going to change in the future so I can not provide any guarantuee for completeness.

Application or Executable Files
  • AUTOCAD file (dwg)
  • BitTorrent meta info file (torrent)
  • DOS executable (com, exe, sys)
  • DOS/Windows Executable file format (com, exe, scr, sys)
  • Dynamic Link Library (cpl, dll, drv, ocx, x32)
  • Executable and Linkable Format (elf, so)
  • Microsoft Outlook's Transport Neutral Encapsulation Format (dat, tnef)
  • Integrated Color Management file (icm)
  • Java class file (class)
  • Library file format (a, lib)
  • Link [Shortcut Windows file format] (lnk)
  • Lotus Notes database (nsf)
  • MS Compiled HTML file (chi, chm)
  • MS Outlook Electronic Mail file [according to RFC 822] (eml)
  • MS Outlook Internet Account File (iaf)
  • MS Outlook Message file (msg, oft)
  • MS Outlook Personal information STore (pst)
  • MS Outlook Windows Address Book file (wab)
  • Object files (o, obj)
  • PKCS #7 Signature (p7m, p7s, pkcs7)
  • Self-extracting ZIP file format (exe)
  • Symbian Installation file (sis, sisx)
  • Tex Device Independent document (dvi)
  • TrueType Font (ttf)
  • Windows Helpfile (gid, hlp)
  • Windows Program Information File (pif)
  • Windows Registry file (reg)

Archival Files
  • 7-Zip archive (7z)
  • ACE archive (ace)
  • ALZip archive (alz)
  • Amiga LZX archive (lzx)
  • APPLE single or double Encoded Macintosh file
  • ARC archive (arc)
  • ARJ archive (arj)
  • BlakHole archive (bh)
  • BZip2 archive (bz2, tbz)
  • Copy In/Out archive (cpio)
  • Debian binary package (deb)
  • FOXSQZ
  • Gnu ZIP archive (emz, gz, tgz, wmz)
  • HQX archive [BinHex'd file] (hqx)
  • Installshield CAB archive (cab, hdr)
  • ISO9660 image (iso)
  • LH ARC archive (lha, lzh)
  • Linux RedHat Package Manager archive (rpm)
  • MacBinary encoded file (bin)
  • MBOX archive (mbox, mbx)
  • Media Disk Image File (ldf, mdf)
  • Microsoft Compressed file
  • MIME HTML web page archive (mht)
  • MS Cabinet archive (cab)
  • Parity Archive volume set (par, par2)
  • PGP Zip file (pgp)
  • RAR archive (r00, r01, r02, rar)
  • Squeeze archive [HLSQZ
  • SQWEZ] (sqz)
  • Standard unix compress (taz, z)
  • StuffIT archive (sit)
  • StuffIT X archive (sitx)
  • UHArc archive (uha)
  • Ultra Compressor 2 archive (uc2)
  • Unix Tape Archive (tar)
  • UUEncoded ASCII file (uu, uue, xxe)
  • ZIP archive [includes Java ARchives] (jar, pk3, zip)
  • ZOO archive (zoo)
  • [Mac OS X] Disk Image (dmg)

Image or Photo Files
  • Animated cursor file (ani)
  • ART image (art)
  • Bitmap pixel graphic for Windows or OS/2 (bmp, dib)
  • Corel Vector Graphic Drawing (cdr)
  • DJVU scanned image (djv, djvu)
  • AutoCAD Drawing Interchange Format (dxf)
  • Enhanced Windows Meta File image (emf)
  • DOS Encapsulated PostScript binary file (eps)
  • GEM raster image (gem, img)
  • CompuServe Graphics Interchange Format (gif)
  • Windows icon or cursor resource file (cur, ico)
  • Interchange File Format image (iff)
  • JPEG Network Graphics (jng)
  • JPEG 2000 compliant image (j2k, jp2)
  • Joint Photographic Expert Group compliant image (jfif, jif, jpe, jpeg, jpg)
  • LuraWave image (lwf)
  • Multiple-image Network Graphics (mng)
  • Portable Any Map (pam)
  • Portable Bit Map [ASCII format] (pbm)
  • Portable Bit Map [binary format] (pbm)
  • Zsoft Paintbrush image (pcx)
  • Portable Grey Map [ASCII format] (pgm)
  • Portable Grey Map [binary format] (pgm)
  • PICTOR / PC Paint image file (pic)
  • Portable Network Graphics image (png)
  • Portable Pixel Map [ASCII format] (ppm)
  • Portable Pixel Map [binary format] (ppm)
  • Adobe Photoshop image (psd)
  • Paint Shop Pro image (jsl, pfr, psp, tub)
  • Sun Raster image (ras, sun)
  • Utah Run Length Encoded bitmap image (rle)
  • Silicon Graphics bitmap Image (sgi)
  • Still Picture Interchange Format File image (spf)
  • StarView Metafile (svm)
  • Truevision Targa image (tga)
  • Tagged Image File Format (tif, tiff)
  • Windows Meta File image (wmf)
  • WordPerfect Graphic (wpg)
  • X11-BitMap image (xbm)
  • GIMP XCF image (xcf)
  • X11-PixMap image (xpm)

Video or Multimedia
  • Apple QuickTime MOVie file (mov, qt)
  • Audio Video Interleaved animation (avi, divx)
  • DVD Video movie (vob)
  • FLashVideo (flv)
  • Matroska file (mka, mks, mkv)
  • Microsoft Media [Advanced Streaming Format
  • Motion Pictures Experts Group movie file (m1v, mpe, mpeg, mpg)
  • MPEG-4 video (m4v, mp4)
  • NullSoft Video file (nsv)
  • OGG Vorbis movie file (ogm)
  • RealMedia [audio and video] files (ra, ram, rm)
  • RealPlayer Internet Video Recording (ivr)
  • SGI movie (movie)
  • ShockWave Flash file (swf)
  • VivoActive video file (viv)
  • Windows Media Audio
  • Windows Media Video] files (asf, wma, wmv)
  • XBOX file (xbe, xex, xpr, xtf)

Audio or Sound
Files
  • Audio Interchange File Format (aif, aiff)
  • CN=MusePack/O=MPEG Plus (mp+, mpc, mplus, mpp)
  • Creative Labs sound (voc)
  • Free lossless Audio Codec (flac)
  • MPEG-1 Layer 3 audio stream (mp2, mp3)
  • MPEG-4 Audio (m4a)
  • Musical Instrument Digital Interface sound file (mid, midi, rmi)
  • OGG Vorbis sound file (ogg)
  • Standard Windows WAVeform audio format (wav)
  • Sun Audio file (au, snd)
  • VQF sound file (vqf)

Text or Document Files
  • Corel WordPerfect Document (wp5, wpd)
  • Hangul Word Processor 3 document (hwp)
  • Lotus 123 Spread-/Worksheet (123, wk2, wk3, wk4)
  • Lotus Freelance Presentation (mas, prz, sym)
  • Microsoft Access DataBase (mda, mdb, mde, mdt)
  • Microsoft Compound Document format (doc, dot, fla, msi, msm, msp, oft, pot, ppa, pps, ppt, vsd, vss, vst, wiz, xla, xls, xlt)
  • Microsoft eBook (lit)
  • MIME HTML document (mht)
  • MS Excel Spreadsheet document (xla, xls, xlt)
  • MS Office 2007 Excel spreadsheet document (xlsb, xlsm, xlsx, xltm, xltx)
  • MS Office 2007 PowerPoint presentation (potm, potx, ppsm, ppsx, pptm, pptx)
  • MS Office 2007 Word document (docm, docx, dotm, dotx)
  • MS PowerPoint presentation (pot, ppa, pps, ppt)
  • MS Word Document (doc, dot, wiz)
  • MS Word for Macintosh document (mcw)
  • OASIS Open Document Format for Office Applications (odc, odf, odg, odi, odm, odp, ods, odt, otg, otp, ots, ott)
  • OpenOffice.org/StarOffice 6 document (stc, std, sti, stw, sxc, sxd, sxi, sxm, sxw)
  • Word for Windows 2.0 Document (doc)
  • Write document (wri)
Remark:
IBM Connections Cloud is constantly being updated, so file types might very well be changed or updated in the future.
Your milage may vary :)

References and further reading

Checklist for Smartcloud Notes Hybrid Configuration- 12 November 2015 - (0) Comments

Thomas Hampel
 12 November 2015

Your first step towards the cloud is to build a hybrid environment e.g. to support a proof of concept in your environment.
In most cases customers would like to move a few users to the cloud to experience the onboarding process, confirm seamless coexistence of on-premises and cloud environments, and explore new features of the cloud such as IBM Verse.

Although IBM provides a full training course for setting up a hybrid environment, I still would like to (with friendly support of Hagen Bauer) provide a checklist for customers to support this process and getting started as quickly as possible.

Warning:

This checklist may not be perfect, you should still read the documentation and talk to your certified IBM expert of choice.
It is supposed to be a checklist for customers, not for certified onboarding specialists that will move your IBM Notes mail to IBM Cloud.
Suggestions and ideas for further improvement are always welcome.

Overview

This is a graphical overview of a hybrid environment. On top are your (On-Premises) servers, at the bottom are cloud servers and in between (red) the internet.
Image:Checklist for Smartcloud Notes Hybrid Configuration

Steps
  • Check your inventory! Are current servers available? Are they accessible? Are they placed in the network zone they are expected to be?
    See graphic above and verify positioning of:
    #1 = Domino Administrator Client
    #2 = On-Premises Mail Server
    #3 = On-Premises Directory Mail Server
    #4 = Passthru Server in DMZ
  • Complete this table with data from your environment. Make its correct and complete.
  • Configure your Firewall for inbound and outbound traffic.
    Check twice, and verify Firewall settings once again before claiming to be done. A mistake at this point will cause headaches later on.
  • Make sure your passthru server is using the same root certificate as your HUB and MAIL server?
    Can the Admin client (see #1 in the graphic above) access the passthru server?
  • Create a new OrgUnit based on your current Domino certificate. This certificate will be used later on for all your Domino servers in the cloud.
    Example: "/SCN/Company" or "/Cloud/SRV/Company"
  • In your current environment, does your Global Domain Document meet those requirements?
  • Make sure you still have the SmartCloud activation email available. The one that contains the SmartCloud activation link.
    Oh, and make sure the link has not expired.
  • In the SmartCloud Notes account initial setup, did you choose "Hybrid Account" ?
    If not you need to request a full reset of your account by contacting support@collabserv.com
  • Define a name prefix for your cloud mail servers. Choose a short but remarkable prefix and dont pick something too fancy.
    Example: **Cloud-**/SCN/Company
  • Are you prepared to create new and modify existing DNS records for your company domain?
    Make sure you have control over your DNS records.

Conclusion

All of the above steps are part of the documentation, but not in a single place. I hope you can make use of this reference in your SmartCloud onboarding project.
Feedback is very welcome, so drop me a mail or send a tweet

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