My beliefs are, with stability and technology today, as well as costs, VPNs are the best way to go as a primary and then having a dial back up for emergency reasons. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Mike Silvers" <msilvers@xxxxxxxxxxx> To: "Midrange Systems Technical Discussion" <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2004 3:15 PM Subject: Re: Direct remote access vs over the internet > There is value in the ability to dial in to the 400. When you depend on the > internet, you are depending on the ISP and his backbone services. Depending > on the ISP, you could be going through several smaller services with limited > or no redundancy for their services, so, if any of those points fail, you > would not have access. If you have the dial in access, you are only > dependent on the phone services. the phone services tend to be more stable > than some ISP's. > > To dial in, you can use several different methods. It depends on your > network architecture. It can be anything from ppp connections to the 400 > itself, RAS servers on other machines, to a dial in to the Cisco router > itself. You can not dial in to a Cisco Pix. > > I work via the internet (Client Access SSL) extensively. I work probably 50 > hours per week using this connectivity. We have both a RAS server setup on > a Win2K machine as well as a ppp connection on the 400. I use both in the > event of internet failure. > > As far as security..... I believe that the SSL encryption is secure enough > for our applications. A dial in line is definitely mo0re secure, but it > will get quite expensive per connection as you add more connections to the > network. > > Hope this helps.. > > Mike Silvers > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Jeff Crosby" <jlcrosby@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> > To: "'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'" <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx> > Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2004 7:35 AM > Subject: Direct remote access vs over the internet > > > > Our old Axcess/400 protocol converter finally gave up the ghost yesterday. > > RIP. > > > > We have a VPN whereby we can dial in and get a sign on screen remotely > over > > the internet using Mochasoft or Client Access (oops, I mean iSeries > Access). > > > > My question is: Is there still value in being able to dial in directly > > bypassing the internet? I.E. if you ain't calling in over the public > > internet, you can't be sniffed. Do some of you still do that? I ass-u-me > > that with a Cisco PIX and router it could be done here. The phone > > extensions are still available. > > > > Thanks. > > > > -- > > Jeff Crosby > > Dilgard Frozen Foods, Inc. > > P.O. Box 13369 > > Ft. Wayne, IN 46868-3369 > > 260-422-7531 > > > > The opinions expressed are my own and not necessarily the opinion of my > > company. Unless I say so. > > > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailing > list > > To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx > > To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, > > visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/midrange-l > > or email: MIDRANGE-L-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx > > Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives > > at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l. > > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailing list > To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx > To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, > visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/midrange-l > or email: MIDRANGE-L-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx > Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives > at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l.
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