Reordering a network port on a server

Changing the order in which ports are listed in the Setup Ports dialog box also changes the Ports setting in the NOTES.INI file. List the ports in the order in which you want them to be used -- for example, list nearest or fastest connections first. Then when a server uses a Notes® named network or a Connection document to locate another server, the port with a close or fast connection will be used as the preferred path.


  1. From the Domino® Administrator or Web Administrator, click the server on which you want to reorder ports.
  2. Click the Configuration tab.
  3. Do one of these:
    • From the Domino Administrator's Tools pane, choose Server > Setup Ports.
    • From the Web Administrator's Port tool, choose Setup.
  4. Select the port that you want to relocate in the list.
  5. Click the up and down arrows, as necessary to relocate the port.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Click the Server > Staus tab.
  8. Do one of these so that the change takes effect:
    • From the Domino Administrator's Tools pane, select Restart Port. (If you can't see the Tools pane, make sure you are in the Server Tasks view.)
    • From the Web Administrator's Ports tool, select Restart.
  9. In the Server document, on the Ports > Notes Network Ports tab, change the port order to the new order by cutting and pasting all the necessary fields.
  10. Save the Server document.


When you create a Connection document on a server, the Connection document takes the port order from the order in the Setup Ports dialog box. Then, whenever the server connects with the destination server, the server obtains the port order directly from the Connection document. If you change the port order after you create Connection documents, you must save each Connection document again.

What to do next

To have different Connection documents reflect different port orders, change the port order, save a Connection document, change the port order again, save another Connection document, and so on.