Stproxyconfig.xml is overwritten with incorrect APNs port and changed when applying an update

I have seen this problem a couple of years ago but didn’t follow it up with IBM through a PMR. For another customer I found the following happened after I applied the latest Sametime Proxy 8.5.2.1 (STProxy) patch available on Fix Central.

After applying the update the stproxyconfig.xml was changed and the bespoke values that were previously there removed. This was odd in itself but after applying the values again through the SSC the values sticked.

The values that were removed are as follows.

Before update:

<appleNotificationHostName>gateway.push.apple.com</appleNotificationHostName>
<appleNotificationPort>2195</appleNotificationPort>
<appleFeedbackHostName>feedback.push.apple.com</appleFeedbackHostName>
<appleFeedbackPort>2196</appleFeedbackPort>

<meeting>
<host>stmeeting.collaborationben.com</host>
<port>80</port>
<type>2</type>
<isSecure>true</isSecure>
</meeting>

After update:

<appleNotificationHostName>gateway.push.apple.com</appleNotificationHostName>
       <appleNotificationPort>2196</appleNotificationPort>
<appleFeedbackHostName>feedback.push.apple.com</appleFeedbackHostName>
<appleFeedbackPort>2196</appleFeedbackPort>

<meeting>
        <host/>
        <port/>
        <type>0</type>
<isSecure>true</isSecure>
</meeting>

After I corrected the Meeting server URL and the appleNotificationPort I synced the node and restarted STProxy.

It wasn’t until making a change to the userTimeout value and applying the change in the SSC I noticed that the value for appleNotificationPort was changed (again) from 2195 to the incorrect value of 2196.

I logged a PMR and was told that the problem with saving the STProxy configuration in the SSC and it changing the appleNotificationPort value was reported in SPR #DMWR8UCR58 and APAR  LO69429.

I have tested on a Sametime 9 Proxy with the latest patch and cannot reproduce the behaviour.

It’s something to be aware of when updating STProxy and making changes in the SSC.

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