Before GroupWise 7, the Internet Agent and the MTA communicated by transferring message files through message queue directories, as shown in the following diagrams in GroupWise 7 Troubleshooting 3: Message Flow and Directory Structure:
Starting in GroupWise 7, you can configure the Internet Agent so that it uses TCP/IP to communicate with the MTA, instead of message files, as shown in the following diagrams:
During installation of the Internet Agent, you had the opportunity to choose between a direct link (message files) and a TCP/IP link. If you did not choose the TCP/IP link during installation, you can configure the Internet Agent to use TCP/IP at any time.
If you want to enable TCP/IP communication between the Internet Agent and the MTA, use 7102 or another available port number. If you do not want to enable TCP/IP communication, use 0 (zero) as the port number.
In ConsoleOne®, right-click the Internet Agent, then click.
In thefield, click , specify the IP address of the server where the Internet Agent is running, then click to return to the Network Address page.
In thefield, specify a unique port number; for example, 7102.
Clickto save the new link configuration for the Internet Agent.
ConsoleOne then notifies the Internet Agent and MTA to restart using the new link protocol.