How can I create and configure a port?

The ports Notes® displays in the Communication Ports dialog box depend on the operating system you're using. Notes® displays network ports such as LAN0 (NetBIOS support) or TCP/IP. Modem ports (COM ports) that use the X.PC protocol (driver) are no longer supported.

To create and configure a port


  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, then click Communication Ports (Notes Basic client users: click Ports).
  3. Click New.
  4. Enter a name for the port.
  5. Select a driver for the port.
  6. Select the locations at which you want to use the port.
  7. Select the applicable port options.


Note: Before you add a network port, make sure the appropriate network software is installed. For information on the port options you can specify for your network driver, see your network administrator.