• Subject: RE: file encryption
  • From: Tim McCarthy <timm@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2001 10:57:34 -0500

S/MIME is emerging as the commercial standard for providing this type of
file level encryption and authentication and it's available cross
platform now. The data encryption available in PKZIP is weak and doesn't
provide and sort of signature or authentication services. Obviously SSL
or VPN are acceptable options too though VPN would be overkill for your
purposes.    


TrailBlazer Systems, Inc.
http://www.as400ftp.com
AS/400 Communications & E-Commerce Solutions

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Carl Galgano [SMTP:cgalgano@ediconsulting.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 31, 2001 8:12 AM
> To:   Midrange List
> Subject:      file encryption
> 
> Last week I posted inquiring as to the availability of PGP for the
> AS400.
> From the responses I received, it appears that this is not there yet,
> so
> this is a follow up to that post.
> I have the need to FTP a file over the internet to a client.  The data
> is
> sensitive so they would like some sort of encryption.  I see 3
> potential
> solutions.
> 
> 1.  Encrypt the file on the AS400 and send it using FTP.  I see that
> PKZIP
> for the AS400 supports encryption.
> 2.  Use something like SSL and transfer the unencrypted file over an
> SSL
> link.
> 3.  Use some sort of VPN connection and transfer the unencrypted file
> over
> the VPN connection.
> 
> On our side we will be sending directly from our AS400.  Right now the
> client has not determined if we will talk to his 400 directly or a PC
> based
> FTP server.  I am sure there are other ways to do this, so lets hear
> them.
> For the scenarios above, what is required on the 400.  The box I will
> be
> using is a model 170 at v4.4.  4.5 is sitting here in the box waiting
> for me
> to do the upgrade.
> 
> Thanks in advance.
> cjg
> 
> 
> Carl J. Galgano
> EDI Consulting Services, Inc.
> 550 Kennesaw Avenue, Suite 800
> Marietta, GA  30060
> (770) 422-2995 - voice
> (419) 730-8212 - fax
> mailto:cgalgano@ediconsulting.com
> http://www.ediconsulting.com
> AS400 EDI, Networking, E-Commerce and Communications Consulting and
> Implementation
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> 
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