Direct dial-up: Routing when no messages are transferred
I have a Group Of Domino Servers(5.0.2c) under a single Notes Domain running on NT and connected on WAN. One Domino Server(5.0.6a) is configured to send and recieve SMTP mails. For this all the Notes domain servers (5.0.2c) are using the field "Relay Host for Messages Leaving Local Internet Domain" in the Server-Configuration document.
Now, I have configured a Domino server (5.0.2c), which will be connected to the rest of the Notes domain servers using modem (COM port) Notes Direct Dialup.
And now my problem is that this Domino Server(5.0.2c) is unable to send SMTP mails to the Domino server(5.0.6a). It is giving the following error message:
"Router: No messages transferred to xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx(host xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx) via SMTP: Server not responding", "Router: Failed to connect to SMTP host xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx because Server not responding".
Direct dial-up? Wow, that had to be an absolute last resort. You should set up connection documents to route every x minutes and/or with x messages. Make the message number extremely high, so that the time interval is what determines the call. Have the connection connect over Notes Direct Dialup, and the routing task set to Mail Routing. There is no need to route these SMTP within your own Domino domain. Only the SMTP server/host needs to route via SMTP to the external hosts.
This was first published in September 2002