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You will need a Proxy server in your DMZ with public access that can re-direct the request to your iSeries web service. I would not put the iSeries directly on the internet even if it is NAT'd.

Chris Bipes
Director of Information Services
CrossCheck, Inc.

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Sent: Wednesday, October 26, 2022 11:04 AM
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Subject: Webservice behind VPN


I'm working on a web service that will allow users of our software to check if they have the latest version of our software. It's running in test on one of our IBM i servers but that server can only be reached via a VPN.

I'm admitting my ignorance here (as usual) but I need advice on how to expose this web service to the world without requiring VPN connectivity but still maintaining full protection of other resources on this server.
Advice, counsel, or direction on informative reading materials on this subject are welcome.

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