How can I trace a connection?

When you trace a server connection, you can control the level of information displayed in the Trace Information box. You can choose to include the full trace information, including searches through connections documents, and all information from network drives.

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To view the new options, complete the following steps:


  1. Click File > Preferences.

    Notes Basic client users: Click File > Preferences > User Preferences.

    Macintosh OS X users: Click Notes > Preferences.

  2. Click the plus sign, and then click Communication Ports (Notes Basic client users: click Ports.
  3. Click Trace.
  4. From the Trace options menu, click one of the following:
    • Full trace information to display the full trace information, including searches through Connection documents.
    • Include drive messages to display all the information from network drivers.
  5. Optional: From the Notes Log options menu, select the level of information for IBM® Notes® to copy into the Notes® log (log.nsf) while tracing the connection.
  6. Do one of the following:
    • Click Trace to start the trace.
    • Click Done to close the dialog box without tracing the connection.