Maintaining the initialization parameters file

Initialization parameters determine various IBM® Connect:Direct® settings that control system operation. The initialization parameters file is created when you install Connect:Direct for UNIX and can be updated as needed.

You can modify IBM Connect:Direct initialization parameters file using any text editor. Before changing a value in the file, first shut down the IBM Connect:Direct server. After you change a value and save the file, restart the server. Restarting the server validates the new values and generates an error message if a value is invalid.

You can also use the Connect:Direct Browser User Interface to perform some of the procedures related to the initialization parameters file. To learn more about the Connect:Direct Browser User Interface, see the documentation related to that product in the IBM Documentation Library. If you use Connect:Direct Browser User Interface to update parameters in the Local Node Connection Record, you do not have to stop and restart the server.