A communications process is the component of an enterprise server that handles communications between clients and the enterprise server. It contains a number of service listeners. An enterprise server is created with one communications process, but you can add more. For advice about how many communications processes you need see the section Number of Communications Processes in the chapter Configuration.

A service listener is an object that 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.

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