Tag Archives: Java

Java SE 7 vs 8 TLS SSL Cipher Support

Recent news from Oracle indicates that free public support (bug fixes and security updates) will currently only be provided for Java SE 8.x (as of May 2016). This is a smart move for Oracle for many reasons – one being … Continue reading

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Redirect Apache Tomcat Default Page

Have you ever visited a web site at the root or base URL (no page or directory specified), only to see your browser automatically redirect to another directory or page? This can be done with a client-side html page that … Continue reading

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JDBC Connectivity for SQL Server

Java programs need connectivity to Microsoft SQL Server, and a popular open source JDBC driver is available to get the job done. I recommend the JTDS driver, find the download and documentation online at http://jtds.sourceforge.net/. What does TDS stand for? Tabular … Continue reading

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Java Plugin for CentOS 6

There are some subtle differences between the official RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) and CentOS that can make life tough for a sysadmin. One of these pesky differences is official Java support (Sun/Oracle vs OpenJDK). The OpenJDK bundled with CentOS … Continue reading

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