DCS transport channel settings

The type of transport channel handles inbound Distribution and Consistency Services (DCS) messages.

By default, two channel transport chains are defined for an application server containing a DCS channel:

Both of these chains terminate in, or use the same TCP channel instance. This TCP channel is associated with the DCS_UNICAST_ADDRESS port and is not used in any other transport chain. One instance of an SSL channel is reserved for use in the DCS-Secure chain. It also is not used in any other transport chains.

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Transport channel name

Name of the DCS transport channel.

The name field cannot contain the following characters: # \ / , : ; " * ? < > | = + & % '

This name must be unique across all channels in the product environment. For example, a DCS transport channel and a TCP transport channel cannot have the same name if they reside within the same system.

Information Value
Data type String

Discrimination weight

Priority this channel has in relation to the other channels in this transport chain. This property is only used when port sharing is enabled and the transport chain includes multiple channels to which it might forward data. The channel in the chain with the lowest discrimination weight is the first one given the opportunity to look at incoming data and determine whether or not it owns that data.

Information Value
Data type Positive integer
Default 0


  • Object names: What the name string cannot contain

    Related information:

  • Transport chains collection