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Configuring Domino network names on your Lotus Domino server

Learn about configuring Domino network names and setting security policies on your Lotus Domino server.

The following is tip #5 from "Managing Lotus Domino servers -- 15 tips in 15 minutes," excerpted from Chapter 14...

of the book Lotus Notes and Domino 6 System Administrator Exam Cram 2, published by Sams Publishing.


Configuring Domino network names

A Notes named network is a group of servers that have the same network name and use the same port type to communicate. The network name is used to identify these servers as a group. Domino network names are defined on the Ports tab of the Server document. To create a Notes named network, complete the information on the Notes Network Ports tab under the Notes Network section. The default name for networks is Network1, but this can be changed during registration or by editing this field. The maximum allowable networks are 31. Servers in the same Notes network can route mail without requiring Connection documents.

Creating security policies

Policy documents are used to maintain consistent standards in the domain. Security policy documents are used to maintain execution control lists and password data on Notes and Internet passwords. Editor access to the Domino directory and PolicyCreator and PolicyModifier roles are required to create security policies. To create a security policy, follow these steps:

  1. Using the Administrator client, navigate to the People & Groups tab and select the Settings view.

  2. Select the Add Settings button in the main view and choose the Security option from the drop-down list. The Basics tab will now be displayed.

  3. Complete the Name and Description fields on the Basics tab.

  4. Navigate to the Password Management tab. Change these settings as needed based on the configuration for the server:

    • Allow users to change Internet password over HTTP
    • Update Internet password when Notes client password changes
    • Check Notes password
    • Enforce password expiration
    • Required change interval
    • Allowed grace period
    • Password history
    • Required password quality

  5. Navigate to the Execution Control List tab and complete these steps as required for the specific server configuration:

    • Admin ECL: Select Edit to used a predefined Admin ECL setting or select New to create a new set of criteria to be used.

    • Update Mode: Choose Refresh or Replace.

    • Update Frequency: Choose When Admin ECL changes, Once Daily, or Never.

  6. Complete the desired changes, and then click Save & Close to save the document.


Managing Lotus Domino servers

 Home: Introduction
 Tip 1: Activity logging on your Lotus Domino server
 Tip 2: Applying policy documents on your Lotus Domino server
 Tip 3: Automating Lotus Domino server tasks
 Tip 4: Changing access levels on your Lotus Domino server
 Tip 5: Configuring Domino network names on your Lotus Domino server
 Tip 6: Decommissioning a Lotus Domino server
 Tip 7: Defining a backup process on your Lotus Domino server
 Tip 8: Enabling protocols on your Lotus Domino server
 Tip 9: Enabling transaction logging on your Lotus Domino server
 Tip 10: Identifying a registration server on your Lotus Domino server
 Tip 11: Implementing directories on your Lotus Domino server
 Tip 12: Recertifying a Lotus Domino server ID
 Tip 13: Using the Domain Search tool on your Lotus Domino server
 Tip 14: Setting up authentications on your Lotus Domino server
 Tip 15: Prepare for your Lotus Domino server exam


This chapter excerpt from Lotus Notes and Domino 6 System Administrator Exam Cram 2, by Karen Fishwick and Tony Aveyard, is printed with permission from Sams Publishing, Copyright 2005. Click here for the chapter download.

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