SSL Security with CURL


With our plugin you can connect to FTP/HTTP/SMTP/POP3/IMAP servers and use SSL for the encryption of all the data going through network. Now a lot of users run into the fact that by default CURL library disallows unsecure SSL connections.

So you can of course simply disable security by setting the options OptionSSLVerifyHost and OptionSSLVerifyPeer both to zero. This will accept any connection and transfer all data encrypted, but people could read it with a simple man in the middle attack.

For security, you can set OptionSSLVerifyHost to 2 to verify the server identity and set OptionSSLVerifyPeer to verify the certificate. Also you need a cacert.pem file with certificates. You can download it on the curl website. Than use OptionCAInfo with the path to let CURL load the certificates from this file.

If you have connection problems, please collect debug messages and check the text there for details on why your connection failed.

MBS Filemaker Plugin, version 3.1pr9


New in this prerelease of the 3.1 plugins:
  • Added WebView.GetFormSelectOptions function.
Download at monkeybreadsoftware.de/filemaker/files/Prerelease/.

MBS Filemaker Plugin, version 3.1pr8


New in this prerelease of the 3.1 plugins:
  • Improved WebView code to find front window even if Filemaker is not in foreground on Mac.
  • Added CURL.AddInputGIF, CURL.GetResultAsGIF and CURL.SetInputGIF.
  • Added PDFKit.AppendPages function.
  • Fixed String.ReadTextFile function to actually close the file correctly.
Download at monkeybreadsoftware.de/filemaker/files/Prerelease/.

Filemaker Conference 2013 in Salzburg


The Filemaker Conference is 17th to 19th October 2013 in Salzburg, Austria.
We just booked out hotel, so we get a room.

Last time some people didn't get a room in the Crown Plaza as it was booked out.

MBS Filemaker Plugin, version 3.1pr7


New in this prerelease of the 3.1 plugins:
  • Added Twain functions.
  • Fixed a bug with reading from container with file referenced on disk and multiple paths for that one file.
  • Fixed some bugs in new Audit functions. Now we don't record extra fields you specify.
Download at monkeybreadsoftware.de/filemaker/files/Prerelease/.

MBS Filemaker Plugin, version 3.1pr6


New in this prerelease of the 3.0 plugins:
  • Added Modbus.CalculateRTUMessageCRC.
  • Added Audit.Delete2 and Audit.Change2 functions which take positive list of field names.
  • Changed Audit function to cache more values which doubles speed. Values are cached for up to a minute.
  • Added Audit.ClearCaches function.
Download at monkeybreadsoftware.de/filemaker/files/Prerelease/.

New Year Nightmare


Well, the year ended with a broken hard disk. Not physically broken, but so many logical errors in the file system structure that Disk Utility could not fix them and the Mac at some point even stopped to boot from that disk. I had to reformat. :-(

So I spend the night with reinstalling Mac OS X and restoring from backup. The recovery mode on a Mac is quite mighty. While trying to fix it, I got the disk mounted read only, so I could use the terminal application there to find items modified within the last hours. I copied a couple of files from disk to an usb stick.

Time Capsules are a big help. I recommend everyone to have a couple in different locations! If you plan for the case you need a backup, please keep an eye on how the restore process will work and actually test it.

It looks like I lost no emails as I got back 99.9% from backup and the latest 10 over the USB stick. Also via USB stick, I got the projects out where I worked the last hours before the crash.

The rest of the day will be needed to recompile the plugins (temp files are not in backups), redownload some movies (also not in backup) and getting VMWare machines back online.

Have a great new year day!

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