Detailed information for the notes.ini Keyword: 


Short Description: Defines a Connection Port with the Name TCPIP


The TCPIP port line can contain up to six arguments as described below, with the first position numbered as position 0.

Initialization arguments:
argv[0] Driver name
argv[1] Adapter number (unused)
argv[2] Requested number of sessions (unused)
argv[3] Data buffer size to use. If the value is 0, the default size is used. Default sizes are different for different port drivers, as follows:

    • For TCP, the default is 8000
      For XPC, the default is 2000
      For Netbios, the default is 8000

argv[4] Number of network buffers to preallocate (unused)
argv[5] Port flags, as follows:

      • 0 X 8000 Encryption is enabled
        0 X 0020 Compression is requested
Selection NOTES.INI parameter
No encryption, no compression TCPIP=TCP,0,15,0,,12288,
Compression on TCPIP=TCP,0,15,0,,12320,
Encryption on TCPIP=TCP,0,15,0,,45056,
Encryption on, Compression on TCPIP=TCP,0,15,0,,45088,


  • Do not change the buffer size for a Notes client or Domino server unless advised to do so by IBM Support. A buffer size other than the default can adversely affect operation or performance!
  • Do not change the Port flag values by editing the NOTES.INI file. The Notes client allows the Notes user to modify port settings such as Encryption and Compression in the Preferences dialog. The Domino Administrator client allows the administrator to modify server port settings. Using the clients makes sure that the proper combinations of port flags are always set.

Default value:


UI equivalent:
There is no kown UI setting for this notes.ini variable. But you can specify this setting in the notes.ini settings tab of the configuration settings document.

Applies to:
Server and Workstation