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RE: XML & IPRISM, FTP



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Adam,

The HTTP server does a put and a get on your browser.
If it didn't pass data back and forth, how would a web page work?
You request let's say yahoo.com and see a web page.
Data was passed back and forth on port 80.

HTH,

Craig

-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Adam West
Sent: Wednesday, July 09, 2008 12:02 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: XML & IPRISM, FTP

I did not know about this Outbound or inbound ports. Is this something that
can be configured on the I?
 
But if it is outbound in terms of going to the currency site, isn't it
inbound when I am bringing the data back?

--- On Wed, 7/9/08, Buck <kc2hiz@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: Buck <kc2hiz@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: XML & IPRISM, FTP
To: midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Wednesday, July 9, 2008, 3:39 PM

Adam West wrote:

Buck, is it the only way ? I should be able to do this via an FTP
process..

As Charles writes, I think it very unlikely that xurrency offer an FTP
interface. Their web page certainly doesn't mention ftp, only SOAP and web
services.

Another way to go about this is to read Sharon's note and consider an
intermediate platform. You could write (or hire someone) a program that
runs on a PC to consume the xurrency web service. The network people can
let the PC access xurrency and then let your IBM i access that PC via a
socket connexion, like Scott Klement's SOCKUTILR4. It's not that

difficult to trigger from the IBM i side of the connexion.

Communications programming is fiddly business. It's a shame your boss can't
convince the network people to open one outbound (i.e. no one gets in, only
you get out) port to satisfy a genuine business problem.
--buck
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