The CommuniGate ACAP module implements an ACAP server for TCP/IP networks.
The ACAP protocol allows a client (mailer) application to connect
to the Server computer and upload and download the application preferences,
configuration settings and other datasets (such as personal address books).
Application Configuration Access Protocol
- The Application Configuration Access Protocol allows mailers and other
application store any type of structured data on an ACAP server.
That data can be the application configuration data, so when the application
is started on any workstation, it can connect to the ACAP server and configure
itself using the configuration stored in the ACAP 'dataset' belonging to the
ACAP 'datasets' can also be used to store address books, and there are
several mailer applications like Mulberry® that can work with the address books
stored on an ACAP server. The CommuniGate Pro WebUser Interface
module uses the same datasets to store its address books. This feature allows
CommuniGate Pro users to use the same personal address books via the WebUser Interface
and via an ACAP-enabled mailer.
Configuring the ACAP module
- Use a Web browser to configure the ACAP module. Open the Access page in the
WebAdmin Settings section.
- Use this setting to specify what kind of information the ACAP
module should put in the Server Log. Usually you should use the Major
(password modification reports) or Problems (non-fatal errors)
levels. But when you experience problems with the ACAP module, you may want
to set the Log Level setting to Low-Level or All Info:
in this case protocol-level or link-level details will be recorded in the
System Log as well.
The ACAP module records in the System Log are marked with the ACAP
- When you specify a non-zero value for the TCP/IP Channels setting,
the ACAP module creates a so-called "listener" on the specified port. The module starts
to accept all ACAP connections from mail clients and other applications.
This setting is used to limit
the number of simultaneous connections the ACAP module can accept. If there
are too many incoming connections open, the module will reject new connections,
and the user should retry later.
- By default, the ACAP module Listener accepts clear text connections on the
TCP port 674. Follow the
listener link to tune the ACAP Listener.
The ACAP module supports the STARTTLS command that allows client mailers to
establish a connection in the clear text mode and then turn it into a secure connection.
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