- name server, GroupWisesearch for term
In GroupWise, a DNS entry for a Post Office Agent (POA). The name server identifies the IP address of one of the POAs in the GroupWise system. This enables the GroupWise client to connect through TCP/IP to the name server POA without the user needing to know the IP address of the POA. Once the GroupWise client is connected, the name server POA then tells the GroupWise client the IP address of the POA servicing the user's post office. The GroupWise client then logs in to that POA.There can be a primary name server and a backup name server. The DNS host name for the primary name server must be NGWNAMESERVER. The DNS host name for the backup name server must be NGWNAMESERVER2.