I would get all the specs first then. If it's all internal in your LAN, it
shouldn't be an issue.

If it's external you can still use SSL (and authentication if you want more
security). Yes, you would need to map an external IP to your internal
machine. Just like you would with any server.

You can set up the server on the i to run on it's own internal IP with it's
own server instance and config file and own ports and authority. If set up
right, any old hacker shouldn't be able to access anything except that
which you give authority to.

Don't think of the i as anything different than any other server (except
it's better! haha).

To answer your question easily and honestly, yes, it can be done. Yes, you
will hear worst case scenario security issues what ifs (that apply to ANY
server you have running, even PCs). If it's that big of a problem, ask
about the possibility to get a separate machine or partition to run this
stuff on (although I don't see a big reason for that.. then you get into
data replication issues which can be bigger headaches.)...

For the PDFs, sending a link to them isn't a big deal, especially if it's
over SSL. You would probably want to protect the PDFs with passwords as
well as access to them should use authentication (homegrown or standard
Apache) as well as SSL.

I'd worry more about the PDF once it's open on the client's machine then
just passing a URL for it. :) Digital copies are too easy to make.

If you know what you're doing, it can be secure. If you wing it, you open
yourself up. I've been doing this for years and ran into many scenarios.
Worst case are just that. And they apply to everything. Do it right and
it works great. :)


On Mon, Jan 20, 2014 at 12:37 PM, Koester, Michael

It is not yet known if the web server will be inside our firewall, (my
guess is it may not be), and bank routing and account numbers seem
sensitive to me. And I don't think the business would like their
customers' phone bill images to be available to any old hacker.
Can a web service be set up to be private? How?
-- Michael

From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-
bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of James H. H. Lampert
Sent: Monday, January 20, 2014 1:25 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: Web-to-i Communications questions

On 1/20/14 10:07 AM, Koester, Michael wrote:
Is there something I should know about how to "actively keep it
It would not be intentionally published.

Well, the whole issue I was raising (and my apologies if it was already
dealt with earlier in the thread) was whether it would be accessible
from outside your firewall, and under what circumstances, and how
sensitive the information is.


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