Service Listeners

A service listener object contains a network address that accepts incoming client requests on behalf of services. A service can have multiple listeners, and a listener can accept client requests on behalf of multiple services.

Each service listener is associated with a connector. This is software that contains the logic for processing the type of requests the listener will handle.

You can configure a service listener to use SSL (Secure Sockets Layer), a facility for secure, encrypted communication and checking online identities. For an introduction to SSL, see your Secure Communications book.

Enterprise Server comes with several connectors, including:

For more information about service listeners, see the chapter Communications Process and Service Listeners and the section Deployment Services and Listeners in the chapter Configuration.