Some default settings, however, can be completely incorrect for your Domino domain. Here are five of my least-favorite default settings and why changing them can improve Domino server performance, tighten security and help you monitor your Domino domain.
|1. Default idle user disconnect time is four hours|
You'll want to set Notes.ini parameter on your servers so that it looks like this:
If you stick with your default setting of four hours, it makes it really hard to get a reading on the number of concurrent users.
|2. Message Recall defaults to on|
By default, Lotus Notes 8 users can recall mail that they've sent up to 14 days ago, as long as it hasn't been read yet. Recalling a message that has been in someone's mail file for 14 days could create some issues.
If you want to turn off Message Recall or change the number of days that a sent message can be recalled, there are a few options. You can create a server configuration document, edit the default one, or edit each server configuration document. Whichever option you decide to use, go to the Message Recall tab on the Router/SMTP tab to take control.
If you have no server configuration documents, then Message Recall is automatically on and set for 14 days.
|3. Insecure storage of Internet passwords is on|
If "Use more secure Internet Passwords" is set to "No," then a clever hacker could run a dictionary attack against your address book to obtain address book content.
If your HTTP password looks like the one below -- with all capital letters and numbers -- then you've got a problem.
Use the menu options Actions -> Upgrade to More Secure Internet Password to fix existing person docs.
|4. The default number of cluster replicators is set to '1'|
|5. Change Domino server console colors|
Green is good; red is bad. The white-on-black color theme seems old fashioned. Ditch it for a color scheme that's simple to read and will easily tell you what's happening with your Domino servers.