4.2 Internet Agent System Requirements

The following sections define the Internet Agent’s requirements:

4.2.1 Network Server Requirements

The network server where you install the Internet Agent must meet the following requirements:

  • 32-bit/x86 processor or 64-bit/x86 processor

  • Any of the following server operating systems for the GroupWise agents (Post Office Agent, Message Transfer Agent, Internet Agent, WebAccess Agent, Monitor Agent):

    • Novell Open Enterprise Server 1 or Open Enterprise Server 2 (NetWare or Linux version), plus the latest Support Pack

    • NetWare 5.1, NetWare 6.0, or NetWare 6.5, plus the latest Support Pack for your version of NetWare

      Domains and post offices can be located on NetWare 3.12 and NetWare 4.2 servers, although the agents cannot run there. The Monitor Agent is not available for NetWare.

    • SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server 9 or SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10, plus the latest Support Pack

      The X Window System is required by the GUI Installation Advisor and Setup Advisor that step you through the process of creating a new GroupWise system. A text-based Installation program is also available.

      The X Window System and Open Motif are required by the GUI GroupWise agent server consoles. By default, the agents run as daemons without user interfaces.

    • Windows Server 2000 or Windows Server 2003, plus the latest Service Pack for your version of Windows

  • Adequate server memory as required by the operating system

  • Adequate server disk space:

    • 17 MB for the Internet Agent program files.

    • 200 MB minimum for message file processing. The actual amount will be determined by the number and size of message files being processed at one time by the Internet Agent.

  • Adequate RAM

    • 12 MB. This is the amount of memory the Internet Agent needs to operate. It does not include memory for the operating system or for TCP/IP connectivity. This amount can increase depending on message size and complexity.

4.2.2 GroupWise System Requirements

The GroupWise system in which you install the Internet Agent must meet the following requirements:

  • The domain’s version must be equal to or later than the Internet Agent’s version. The domain’s version is determined by the Message Transfer Agent (MTA) version running for it.

  • The versions of any post offices that the Internet Agent will access on behalf of POP3 or IMAP4 clients must be equal to or later than the Internet Agent’s version. A post office’s version is determined by the Post Office Agent (POA) version running against it.

4.2.3 Internet Connectivity Requirements

Before you install the Internet Agent, you need to ensure that your network is configured for Internet connectivity.

  • Internet Connection: You can connect to the Internet using a direct connection over a leased line or a standard switched telephone line.

  • Internet Domain Name: You must have an Internet domain name. The domain name must be defined by an MX RR (mail exchanger resource record) in DNS.

  • DNS Server Access or Relay Host Access: If you want the Internet Agent to send messages directly to other SMTP hosts, it requires access to a DNS server for address resolution. Otherwise, it requires access to a relay host that can perform the address resolution and message routing. Make sure the server where you plan to install the Internet Agent is configured to access a DNS server or can access your relay host. For specific details, refer to your server documentation.

  • IP Address: The Internet Agent’s server requires a static IP address and a fully qualified hostname.