Sun Java System Instant Messaging 7.2 Administration Guide

Instant Messaging Redirect Server Overview

The redirect server is an instance of the Instant Messaging server whose sole function is to redirect client connections. The redirect server does not perform any other service to end users. Upon startup, the redirect server loads the server configuration and partitions file and creates the following data structures:

The redirect server uses both data structures to redirect client connections. See Example 7–1 for an explanation of how the redirect server uses this information.