2. Exploring Net : Net Concepts : Connection Data
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Connection Data
Connection data refers to the information that the Communications Server in the local instance requires to locate and connect to the Communications Server on a remote instance. Connection data includes the following:
The network address or node name of the remote instance’s host machine
The listen address of the remote instance’s Communications Server
The network protocol by which the local and remote instances communicates
Connection data can be specified dynamically when connecting (using the dynamic vnode format) or can be defined for each vnode.
It is possible to have more than one connection data entry for the same vnode. For example, if the remote instance has more than one Communications Server or can be accessed through more than one network protocol, this information can be included in the vnode definition by adding extra connection data entries.