48.2 Configuring an Alternate Internet Agent for a Domain

By configuring the Internet Agent to communicate with the MTA by way of TCP/IP, you can configure an alternate Internet Agent for a domain, so that if the domain’s primary Internet Agent goes down, the MTA can fail over to another Internet Agent in your GroupWise system until the primary Internet Agent is up and running again. This feature is especially useful in large GroupWise systems with multiple Internet Agents that handle a lot of Internet messages.

  1. Make sure that you have configured the Internet Agents for TCP/IP, as described in Changing the Link Protocol between the Internet Agent and the Message Transfer Agent.

  2. In ConsoleOne, right-click the Domain object, then click Properties.

  3. Click GroupWise > Internet Addressing.

    Domain object Internet Addressing property page
  4. In the Alternate Internet Agent for Outbound SMTP/MIME Messages field, select an Internet Agent as an alternate for this domain.

  5. Click OK to save your changes.

The MTA always tries to transfer outbound Internet messages to the primary Internet Agent first, so after an outage the primary Internet Agent automatically resumes its normal processing for the domain.