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Verify Access QuantumSI HTTP/PISQL/JAVA Validation Checking Tool

The applications hosted on this demonstration server require direct TCP/IP access to both port 80 (HTTP), port 1113 (PISQL database connections), and possibly port 1114 (FBSQL database connections).

Also most of the functionality presented requires Java, thus you need a recent version of Sun or Oracle Java Runtime Environment (also known as a JRE). If Java is not found or you have an incompatable version please vist http://java.com and download a JRE.

There will be three (3) validation tests below, if all three (3) tests pass (and display green text) you are ready to participate in a fully functional demonstration with actual QuantumSI applications and real data hosted on this server.

VALIDATION #1 - ACCESS HTTP (always automatic)

PASS - If you can read this text, you have the ability to load normal WWW pages

VALIDATION #2 - RUN JAVA APPLETS (you may need to update permissions to run see bottom of this page)

VALIDATION #3 - PORT 1113 CHECK (you may need permission to run see bottom of this page)

VALIDATION #4 - HTTP POPUPs

This website benefits from popups. You may have a popup blocker on but don't know it. Your browser should notify you if it is blocking popups however it isn't always as obvious as it should be. If you see two (2) windows popup when you click the button below you shold be fine.

 

Java Applets (setting up permissions to run them)

Note, because newer versions of Java, e.g. 7 and 8, have much tighter security and also support code signing some tests e.g. Java Applets will present a message like: 'Java(TM) needs your permission to run' (only when the mouse is over the applet), you will have to use your mouse in the 'grey' area and select 'Run this plug-in' to allow the applet to run and complete the given verification test.

Alternatively some browsers (example Google Chrome) when detecting plug-ins like Java Applets will display a notification to the right of the URL bar, like: 'plug-in blocked' (look for a red X). In this case you can access this notification via a right mouse click and select 'always allow plug-ins on ) to permanently allow Java Applets from this server to execute.

Java Applets in Chrome Browser (Google's war with Oracle -or- Oracle's failure to update Java)

Recently in 2015 Google started to NPAPI in the Chrome browser you were able to work around this issue. Java Applets requiring NPAPI permissions will present a message like (example Google Chrome): 'This plug-in not supported' you will need to type or copy the text "chrome://flags/#enable-npapi" into the browsers omni bar, without quotes, click on enable "Enable NPAPI", then restart your browser.

Unfortunately as of September 2015 Google's Chrome browser now fully rejects NPAPI this prevents Java Applets from running (because they require NPAPI permissions) will present a message like: 'This plug-in not supported'.

Oracle's response to the NPAPI issue, is a pathetic "If you have problems accessing Java applications using Chrome, Oracle recommends using Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari instead.". Refer to https://java.com/en/download/faq/chrome.xml

This page will detect Google Chrome Browser and utilize JNLP or Java Webstart to work around the lack of NPAPI support.

However if you want to run Google's latest Chrome browser, and view Java content 'embedded' in the Chrome browser's tabs (and avoid launching JNLP files) you can install the IE Tab extension. The "IE" in IE Tab is an abbreviation for Internet Explorer. Available for Chrome from the Chrome Web Store, IE Tab is used to emulate Internet Explorer within a Chrome browser window. The extension uses the Internet Explorer rendering engine so you can view Java content (as well as ActiveX and Silverlight content). It is easy to install, and even easier to use. It is important to note that IE Tab works on Windows only.

Java Applets (setting up permissions to run them: more resources)

Unfortunately as both the Java platform and various web browsers are continually updated there can be frustrations in allowing your laptop or workstation to have seamless RIA (rich internet applications) based on Java Applets. To this end here is some additional information from Oracle that maintains the Java platform:

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If all tests above "passed", and you feel strongly that you need more network performance and speed to maximize your use of QuantumSI tools and applications you may run additional tests, e.g. Advanced TCP/IP Tuning Analysis

 

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