The Sametime Connect client uses Server Communities preferences to connect to the Sametime Community Server for presence and chat features.
The client finds a Sametime Community server using the server community's Host server and Server community ports specified in Preferences
-> Server Communities
. The client connects most efficiently when the Host server matches the home Sametime
® server defined in the user's Person document. The corresponding Connectivity
settings for the Sametime Community Server must contain the correct IP addresses or DNS names and ports for clients to connect successfully.
The client uses the connection method selected in the Global connection settings for all Server Communities unless the server community's Connection tab specifies an alternate method. This section explains how to configure the different types of connections.
Defining the host server and port for connecting to a Sametime Community serverParent topic: Configuring the Sametime client
Assigning users to a home Sametime Community Server
Connect client uses the Host
and Server community port
preferences to determine the host name and port it should use when attempting a connection to the Sametime
Choosing a method for connecting to the Sametime Community Server
Connect client uses the connection method specified in Server Communities preferences. The Global connection settings apply to all connections unless a specific server community uses an alternate connection method as defined on its Connection tab in the Preferences window.
Configuring alternate communities for clients
Configuring alternate communities gives users more options for logging in from their Sametime
Connect client or Sametime
embedded client for Lotus Notes
®. For example, you can have a default community that allows users to connect using a direct connection when they are in the office and you can add an alternate community that allows them to connect to the same community through a reverse proxy server connection from home.