HL7 question

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Subject: HL7 question
Posted by:  dave (dbrack…@infonowsolutions.com)
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2004

Hello all,
I have written an hl7 server. I am very new to hl7.
Let's say i have a customer that can broadcast hl7 data to my server from a
client app. If my app(server) is not running, what happens to the data? Will
the client continue to try and send until a connection is made and my server
sends a response?
We are worried that if my server gets disconnected we may lose important
Also, can my server exe be run as a service? This may help to ensure
connectivity. If so, how? If you could not tell already i am also new to

Any help anyone can give would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance,