Transport chains collection



Search Tips   |   Advanced Search


Use this page to view or manage transport chains. Transport chains enable communication through transports, or protocol stacks, which are usually socket based.

A transport chain consists of one or more types of channels, each of which supports a different type of I/O protocol, such as TCP or HTTP. Network ports can be shared among all of the channels within a chain. The Channel Framework function automatically distributes a request arriving on that port to the correct I/O protocol channel for processing.

The Transport chains page lists the transport chains defined for the selected application server. Transport chains represent network protocol stacks operating within this application server.

To view this administrative console page, click...

Servers | Application servers | servername | Ports

Click on View associated transports for the port whose transport chains you want to view.


Specifies a unique identifier for the transport chain. For WebSphere Application Server, transport name must be unique within a WebSphere Application Server configuration. Click on the name of a transport chain to change its configuration settings.


When set to true, the transport chain is activated at application server startup.


Specifies the host IP address to bind for transport. If the application server is on a local machine, the host name might be localhost.


Specifies the port to bind for transport. The port number can be any port that currently is not in use on the system, might be localhost or the wildcard character * (an asterisk). The port number must be unique for each application server instance on a given machine

SSL Enabled

When set to true, users are notified if there is a channel that enables SSL in the listed chain. When SSL is enabled, all traffic going through this transport is encrypted and digitally secured.




WebSphere is a trademark of the IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.
IBM is a trademark of the IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.