Connecting the Sametime® Connect client to the Sametime® Community Server

The Sametime® Connect Client uses Server Communities preferences to connect to the Sametime® Community Server for presence and chat features.

The client finds a Sametime® Community server using the server community's Host server and Server community ports specified in Preferences > Server Communities. The client connects most efficiently when the Host server matches the home Sametime® Server defined in the user's Person document, if the Home Sametime server field is being used. The corresponding Connectivity settings for the Sametime® Community Server must contain the correct IP addresses or DNS names and ports for clients to connect successfully.

The client uses the connection method selected in the Global connection settings for all Server Communities unless the server community's Connection tab specifies an alternate method. This section explains how to configure the different types of connections.