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Spok Messenger Ports: Sedco

The Sedco Interface may connect to Spok Messenger via a serial port or a TCP/IP Connection.

  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 port, 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:

    Name

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

    Protocol

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

    Type

    From the Type list box, choose a type from the available options. The dialog is updated with the fields required by the type.

     

 

Direct RS-232

The server may be configured to communicate directly through a serial port.

Enter the fields as described in the table below:

Name

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

Protocol

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

Type

From the Type list box, select the Direct RS-232 option.

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.

 

TCP/IP

The Spok Messenger server can be configured to receive packets from a Sedco system over a TCP/IP connection. If the Spok Messenger Server requires connection to a network, consult an IT Administrator for information on the specific network. You need to obtain an IP address or computer name and a port number and be connected to the network. A network administrator also provides access through a firewall if required.

Enter the fields as described in the table below:

Name

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

Protocol

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

Type

From the Type list box, select the TCP/IP option.

IP Bandwidth

From the IP Bandwidth list box, choose the bandwidth of the modem used to transfer data.

IP Address

In the IP Address field, enter the IP address of the Spok Messenger server.

TCP Port

In the TCP Port field, enter the port number on which the server listens for packets to be passed to the Generic Gateway.

Listen for TCP Connections

Use the Listen for TCP Connections option to determine whether the port is set to answer incoming calls. TCP/IP connections have an initiating side and an answering side - much like a telephone call.

 

  1. Click Save to commit the new settings to the Server. The new port configuration is saved.
  2. 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. Remember that the Port is only the portal through which data travel. Once your port is configured, you still need to configure a Sedco Gateway. Refer to Sedco Gateways  for more information.