2.2. UNIX and INET modes

Both UNIX-domain and INET-domain sockets can be used for communication. INET domain sockets are useful when more than one web server, connected via a local-area network (LAN), is used for accessing an Interchange server.

Important note: When sending sensitive information like credit card numbers over a network, always ensure that the data is secured by a firewall, or that the Interchange server runs on the same machine as any SSL-based server used for encryption.

Use the -i and -u flags if you only want to use one communication method:

   # Start only in UNIX mode
   VENDROOT/bin/interchange -r -u

   # Start only in INET mode
   VENDROOT/bin/interchange -r -i