Example of a passthru server topology
Passthru server topology

The Acme company has a dedicated passthru server that functions only to provide workstations and servers with access to destination servers. This server does not contain any databases. The passthru runs all the protocols that the destination servers run so that users and servers that connect to it have access to the entire system.

Note that passthru can benefit users and servers on the same network as the passthru server as well as remote users and servers. For example, some of the Notes clients in the above diagram are on the same LAN as Webstage-E and HR-E, but because they do not share any protocols, they cannot access these servers without using passthru.

The above topology requires the following configuration:

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