Mon, 27 Jan 2003 15:44:14 -0800
Or perhaps 'Frustrating day' would be more accurate?
(1) Our app server (WebLogic) will not be certified for use with JDK
1.4 until the next release (hopefully available sometime early this
summer if we're lucky?).
(2) Our application requires JDK 1.4 functionality (preferences
package, regular expressions, XML parsing, etc.) on both the client AND
(3) SSL handshake fails if either the client or server (or both) are
using JDK 1.4 due to the changes between Java 1.1 and 1.2 related to the
pluggable security model.
(4) The app server can run under JDK 1.4 with no apparent negative
consequences other than (3).
What options are available to provide SSL for client connections? As far
as I can tell, using a SSL proxy (either in software or hardware) may be
the only alternative. If anyone has an alternate solution, or can share
their knowledge gained from similar experience, I would like to hear
from you. Further, if anyone is aware of other 'gotchas' that will come
up due to our running WL 7.x with JDK 1.4, please share your
experiences. And even further, can anyone recommend a SSL proxy that
they'll swear by? This isn't rocket science, but the consequences of a
wrong decision could be disasterous...
How I do love Mondays,