In general, i have been very pleased with WinProxy, it does allow up to
Telent from the Internet  to our internal net just fine and also allows
connections to Web servers behind the proxy server, it sems that it is just
FTP it has a problem with.  We are also messin' around with PPTP support to
provide some "secure" access to our internal network  via a VPN.
Carl

Carl Galgano
EDI Consulting Services, Inc.
http://cgalgano.home.mindspring.com
mailto://cgalgano@ediconsulting.com
(770) 422-2995

-----Original Message-----
From: James W. Kilgore <qappdsn@ibm.net>
To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
Date: Wednesday, July 22, 1998 9:07 PM
Subject: Re: Connect via PC


|I'm not sure if this will fill the bill, but here we loaded up Netscape
Fasttrack
|server on a NT box to do ISP "gatekeeper" and can authorize outsiders to
upload
|files.  We are at the receiving end.  We use WinGate at the sending end.
We
|tried a Net Proxy from the UK without much luck.  There is a Net Proxy
product
|stateside.  AKAIK these products are designed to permit groups to go out to
the
|internet and are not designed for inbound traffic.
|
|
|
|Carl Galgano wrote:
|
|> Our AS400 connects to the Internet via a PC running NT and Win Proxy (a
|> proxy server, however WIN95/98 could also be used), we FTP to the proxy
|> server and then the proxy server asks for
|> the FTP address of the server we wish to connect to on the Internet.  Of
|> course we can map a port on the proxy server to point to a specific
address
|> and then FTP to the proxy with the mapped port and bypass the need to
enter
|> the external IP address of the FTP server we wish to connect to.
|>
|> Unfortunately, the FTP is only one way.  We can not FTP from the Internet
to
|> the AS400 through the proxy server.  This is true even with any FTP
server
|> on the secure side of our network, not just the AS400.  I have addressed
|> this issue with the mfg of Winproxy.  They hope to address it in a future
|> release.  Can anyone recommend another Proxy Server that will allow FTP
both
|> ways?
|>
|> Regards,
|> Carl Galgano
|> EDI Consulting Services, Inc.
|> http://cgalgano.home.mindspring.com
|> mailto://cgalgano@ediconsulting.com
|> (770) 422-2995
|>
|> -----Original Message-----
|> From: David Gibbs <david@midrange.com>
|> To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
|> Date: Tuesday, July 21, 1998 9:51 PM
|> Subject: Re: Connect via PC
|>
|> |At 03:28 PM 7/21/98 , Alan Novick wrote:
|> |>I have a PC connected to my AS/400 via TCP/IP.  The PC can also dial my
|> |>internet account.  Can the AS/400 access the internet (ftp for example)
|> |>through the PC?  What configuration steps do I need to take?
|> |
|> |I would suspect so ... but I don't know how exactly.
|> |
|> |The key would be to make your PC a proxy server with a program like
|> WINGATE.
|> |
|> |You would have to make some extra steps for things like FTP and TELNET
|> though.
|> |
|> |david
|> |
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