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Interoperability Between RTC Clients and Servers


Gary Mullen-Schultz (28725536) | asked Jun 11 '09, 3:14 p.m.
Will an RTC 1.x client be able to talk with a 2.x server?

Will an RTC 2.x client be able to talk with a 1.x server?

We today tried connecting an RTC 1.0.1.1 client to a 2.0 RC2 server, and authentication failed. Just wondering what is supposed to work once 2.0 is generally available.

Thanks, Gary

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Anthony Kesterton (7.5k5176136) | answered Jun 11 '09, 3:43 p.m.
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Will an RTC 1.x client be able to talk with a 2.x server?

Will an RTC 2.x client be able to talk with a 1.x server?

We today tried connecting an RTC 1.0.1.1 client to a 2.0 RC2 server, and authentication failed. Just wondering what is supposed to work once 2.0 is generally available.

Thanks, Gary


I may have to be corrected about this - but I believe you will need to migrate clients and server to v2 when you upgrade. I am also aware of work to make future versions of RTC more tolerant of version changes in the future)

anthony

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Gary Mullen-Schultz (28725536) | answered Jun 11 '09, 3:54 p.m.
Anthony:

Thanks, that's my experience as well.

Is there an "official" answer out there? It will be important to understand when customers start planning their upgrades.

Thanks, Gary

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Rolf Nelson (602159) | answered Jun 11 '09, 10:22 p.m.
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Anthony:

Thanks, that's my experience as well.

Is there an "official" answer out there? It will be important to understand when customers start planning their upgrades.

Thanks, Gary


You can't run an RTC 1.x client against an RTC 2.0 server (or the other way around). You must upgrade both clients and servers to RTC 2.0 at one time. Going forward, as teams that deploy RTC are much larger we recognize the need to support backwards compatibility so large teams can migrate incrementally.

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Geoffrey Clemm (29.7k23035) | answered Jun 12 '09, 1:23 p.m.
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Anthony is correct ... an RTC 1.x client cannot talk to an RTC 2.x
server, and an RTC2.x client cannot talk to an RTC 1.x server.
Also note that you have to do an export/import to upgrade your RTC 1.x
repository to an RTC 2.x repository.

For folks working in a heterogeneous environment with both 1.x and 2.x
servers (such as I do), you either can use the web browser client (which
of course doesn't care what version of the server it is talking to), or
just have a couple of different RTC clients installed on your machine (I
use both of these techniques myself ...).

Cheers,
Geoff

kesterto wrote:
garymuwrote:
Will an RTC 1.x client be able to talk with a 2.x server?
Will an RTC 2.x client be able to talk with a 1.x server?

We today tried connecting an RTC 1.0.1.1 client to a 2.0 RC2 server,
and authentication failed. Just wondering what is supposed to work
once 2.0 is generally available.
Thanks, Gary

I may have to be corrected about this - but I believe you will need to
migrate clients and server to v2 when you upgrade. I am also aware of
work to make future versions of RTC more tolerant of version changes
in the future)

anthony

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