Connecting Notes clients to servers

After you set up a server to accept inbound connections, it can accept them from both servers and clients. The methods used to establish connections from clients to servers on remote networks are similar to those used when connecting one server to another.

To connect to a remote HCL Domino® server, clients may require Connection documents, and depending on the type of connection, might also require a modem, COM port information, and other data, documents, and files. You can also connect clients to non-Domino Internet servers.

Note: Support for direct dialup modem (X.PC) connections is available only in releases of Domino earlier than release 8.5. You can use the Domino Administrator client to configure and maintain direct dialup modem support, but only on servers running releases earlier than 8.5.

The following table provides information on other types of information required to create client-to-server connections.

Table 1. Requirements for connecting Notes® clients to remote servers over various access media
Type of client and connection to Domino network Required documents in the Personal Address Book Additional files and information required

HCL Notes client connecting directly to Domino network over LAN, cable data network, or digital subscriber line (DSL)

  • Office Location document. For connections through a pass-through server the Location document must specify the name of the pass-through server
  • Connections through a pass-through server require a Pass-through Connection document
  • Notes user ID
  • Name of a server containing a Domino Directory
  • Name and port number of proxy server, if any

Notes client connecting directly to Domino network over dialup line

  • Home (Notes Direct Dialup) Location document. For connections through a pass-through server the Location document must specify the name of the pass-through server
  • Notes Direct Dialup Connection document
  • Connections through a pass-through server require a Pass-through Connection document
  • Notes user ID
  • Name of a server containing a Domino Directory
  • Dialup phone number
  • Modem and COM port information

Notes IMAP or POP3 mail client connecting directly to an Internet mail server over LAN, cable, or DSL connection

  • Internet Location document
  • Account documents
  • E-mail address
  • Incoming and outgoing mail server addresses
  • Proxy server information

Notes IMAP or POP3 mail client connecting to an Internet mail server over a dialup connection

  • Home (Network Dialup) Location document
  • Account document
  • Network Dialup Server document
  • Internet mail address
  • ISP account and password
  • Incoming and outgoing mail server addresses
  • Dialup telephone number

To connect to Domino through a pass-through server, users must specify the name of the pass-through server in the current Location document and set up Pass-through Connection documents.