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SQL Anywhere 11.0.0 » SQL Anywhere 11 - Changes and Upgrading » What's new in version 8.0.2 » New features in version 8.0.2


MobiLink new features

Following is a list of changes and additions to the software introduced in version 8.0.2.

Performance and monitoring enhancements
  • MobiLink Monitor   A graphical tool, the MobiLink Monitor, has been introduced to allow you to see the time taken by every aspect of the synchronization, sorted by MobiLink user or by worker thread.

    For more information, see MobiLink Monitor.

  • Users can estimate number of upload rows to dbmlsync   A new dbmlsync command line option has been created, -urc, which allows you to improve synchronization performance by providing an estimate of the number of rows that will be uploaded.

    For more information, see -urc option.

  • Users can specify persistent HTTP/HTTPS connections   You can use the persistent option to tell MobiLink to attempt to use the same connection for all HTTP requests in a synchronization. This setting may improve performance. It should only be used when you are connecting directly to MobiLink, and not through an intermediate agent such as a proxy or redirector.

    For more information, see CREATE SYNCHRONIZATION USER statement [MobiLink].

  • New ways to control warning messages   Three new dbmlsrv9 command line options have been created: -zw, -zwd, and -zwe. With -zw, you can control which levels of warning message you want reported. With -zwd, you can disable specific warning codes. With -zwe, you can enable specific that are disabled with -zw.

    For more information, see -zw option, -zwd option and -zwe option.

  • New verbose logging options   The dbmlsync -v command line option has been altered and expanded. Now, using -v alone causes minimum verbosity. To get maximum verbosity, use -v+. There are also several new levels that can be specified to fine tune the information that is logged. These options are also available as extended options.

    For more information, see -v option.

Connection enhancements
  • Ping support   The remote database can now ping the MobiLink server.

    For more information, see -pi option and Ping synchronization parameter.

  • New synchronization stream   MobiLink now supports the HTTPS protocol. This new stream implements HTTP over SSL/TLS using RSA encryption, and is compatible with any other HTTPS server.

    For more information, see -x option and CREATE SYNCHRONIZATION USER statement [MobiLink].

  • New buffer_size option   You can now specify a maximum buffer size for a fixed length HTTP message with the buffer_size option.

    For more information, see CREATE SYNCHRONIZATION USER statement [MobiLink].

  • Auto-dial for MobiLink clients   MobiLink clients running on Pocket PC 2002 or Windows desktop computers can now connect through dial-up network connections. Using scheduling, your remote can synchronize unattended. The new synchronization stream parameters are network_name, network_connect_timeout, and network_leave_open.

    For more information, see CREATE SYNCHRONIZATION USER statement [MobiLink].

New web server support
  • Servlet Redirector   MobiLink now supports web servers that support the Java servlet API 2.2, including Apache Tomcat.

    For more information, see Redirector (deprecated).

Security enhancements
  • RSA cipher suite supported   You can now use RSA encryption as well as the existing elliptical-curve encryption for synchronization security. The utilities gencert and readcert support the RSA certificates as well as elliptical-curve certificates.

    For more information, see Encrypting MobiLink client/server communications.

  • gencert can sign pregenerated certificate requests   The certificate generation utility gencert has a new command line option that allows you to sign pregenerated certificate requests.