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Spok Messenger Ports: Database Update

This port allows receipt of information from Database Update systems.

  1. Choose Interfaces > Ports. The Ports dialog displays.
  2. Click the New button to create a new port on the server. NOTE: When creating a port that has similar properties to an existing one, select the port of similar type before selecting New. Details specific to that port only are required.
  3. Enter the fields as described in the table below:


    In the Name field, enter a name to describe the Database Update port.


    From the Protocol list box, select the Database Update option. The fields are automatically populated with the entries shown in the graphic.


    From the Type list box, choose one of the following options:

    • RS-232: Choose this option if you would like the server to be configured to communicate directly through a serial port.
    • TCP/IP: Choose this option if you would like the Spok Messenger server to be configured to receive packets from a generic interface over a TCP/IP connection.

    Serial Port

    From the Serial Port list box, select a port that is defined as being AVAILABLE. A port that is already assigned within Spok Messenger is labeled IN USE. A port in use by another application on the server is labeled UNAVAILABLE.

    Flow Control

    From the Flow Control list box, select the None option.

  4. Click Save to commit the new settings to the server. The new port configuration is saved.

  5. In order to reduce network traffic, the status of each of the serial ports is not automatically updated. Click Refresh to update the status of each port.

  6. When the Database Update Port is configured, you need to configure the Database Update Gateway.