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InternetWeek: Lotus Domino R5 For Linux

“In an effort to make sure you can deploy Domino on any platform
of your choosing, Lotus recently released a version of Domino for
Linux. Sharing all of the same features as those found on the other
operating system platforms, Domino for Linux provides a low-cost,
high-value platform for application servers. In it, you will find
full mail and Web services, support for LDAP (Lightweight Directory
Access Protocol) and clustering support for high availability
needs. New to this release is XML (Extensible Markup Language)
support and Lotus XSL-Lotus’ implementation of a server-side
XML-to-HTML conversion utility. As of this writing, there are no
plans for a Notes client for Linux….”

The nice thing about the Linux port is that you don’t lose
any functionality or sacrifice any features by deploying on
Linux.
As we saw in our last review of Domino…you get online
database compaction, transactional logging and support for
databases up to 64 GB in size. We like Domino’s wide range of
built-in Internet protocols. A Domino server can not only handle
Notes clients, but IMAP4, POP3 and browsers for messaging services.
You also get native Internet addressing and SMTP routing,
integrated X.509 certificates, LDAPv3 and S/MIME for secure
messages. The ability to hook into an LDAP directory is a definite
plus for heterogeneous enterprises.”

“For Domino Enterprise Server users, the ability to set up
Domino clusters is very important. Domino Enterprise Server can do
load balancing and failover to other Domino servers to make sure
that your mission-critical applications stay online. The thing that
really impressed us is that you can mix and match the OS platform
your Domino servers are running on in a single cluster. For
example, you can have a Domino Enterprise Server on Linux in a
cluster made up of Windows NT- or Solaris-based servers. This
allows you to easily scale up your Domino system as your needs
grow.”

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