We have had some of our financial customers take a two tiered approach.

To keep the actual file transfer off the i, they take the files in to an FTP server that's not on the i and then get the files from that server via the i.

Not my choice, but they cited compliance reasons for doing so. Works fine.

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message: 4
date: Thu, 12 Apr 2012 15:28:54 -0400
from: rob@xxxxxxxxx
subject: Allowing SFTP in to your i.

We have a financial institution that wishes to initiate sftp with us. We
would be the server.

I read the wiki article at:
http://wiki.midrange.com/index.php/SSH

The bottom of that had some external references, some of which worked
(Attention YIPs: You may want to fix their reference to you!)

One item of extreme concern is:
Security implications of using SSH on iSeries
http://archive.midrange.com/security400/200609/msg00048.html

Apparently it totally ignores any existing ftp exit points you may have
written. This is a major shock to me. Then there are concerns about
ccsid translation and whatnot. Should I be concerned as I am? Or is this
FUD? The one reply to the email leads me to NOT believe it is FUD but a
rather valid concern.

Rob Berendt

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