Setting up Notes® named networks

The Domino® Server Setup program automatically places all servers that are in a Domino® domain and that run the same network protocol in the same Notes® named network (NNN). In the Server document, the setup program assigns each NNN a default name in the format portname network.

About this task

After you complete the Server Setup program, rename the Notes® named network for each network port in the Server document. It is useful if the name reflects both the location of the network and its protocol. For example, if your company has a TCP/IP network and has LANs in Boston and San Francisco, change the name of the Notes® named network in Boston to TCPIP Boston network, and change the name of the Notes® named network in San Francisco to TCPIP SF network.

Note: Domino® assumes that all servers in a Notes® named network have a continuous LAN or WAN connection. If this is not the case, serious delays in mail routing between servers can occur.

To change the name of a Notes® named network, do the following:


  1. From the Domino® Administrator, select the server you just set up.
  2. Click the Configuration tab.
  3. Expand the Server section in the view pane.
  4. Click Current Server Document.
  5. Click Edit Server, and then click the Ports > Notes Network Ports tab.
  6. In the Notes Network field for each port, enter a new name for the server's Notes® named network. The name can include space characters.
  7. Click Save and Close.