Changing the GWIA IP Address for NBM



By: coolguys

October 4, 2006 12:00 am

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Problem

I have installed the Novell Small Business Suite with NetWare 6.5, BorderManager 3.8, and GroupWise 6.5 on a single server. This server has a official IP block with 8 IP addresses. The primary IP is used for a VPN gateway; the other are secondary and are used for mail, ifolder, web, and so on. If I send out an e-mail, GWIA always sends it via the primary official IP instead of the secondary. I tried some filter execptions, but no success. I also tried to configure GWIA like a proxy, but also no success. Is there a solution to configure GWIA so it will send out via my defined secondary IP?

Solution

You can change the IP address GWIA uses to one of the secondary addresses via a GW option.

Select the “Bind to TCP/IP Address at Connection Time” option if you want the Internet Agent to bind to the TCP/IP address that has been defined as the Internet Agent’s network address (GroupWise tab > Network Address page). When this occurs, the Internet Agent will only use this TCP/IP address when sending outbound messages. This applies to outbound messages only; for inbound messages, it will still listen on all IP addresses assigned to the Internet Agent’s server.

This option is useful if the Internet Agent’s server has multiple IP addresses and you want to force it to always use the same IP address when sending messages. It is also useful if the Internet Agent is running in a clustered environment (through the use of Novell Cluster Services or Microsoft* Clustering Services) and you want to bind the Internet Agent to the server’s secondary IP address.

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Disclaimer: As with everything else at NetIQ Cool Solutions, this content is definitely not supported by NetIQ, so Customer Support will not be able to help you if it has any adverse effect on your environment.  It just worked for at least one person, and perhaps it will be useful for you too.  Be sure to test in a non-production environment.

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