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FTP Relay followup

I wanted to thank everyone who participated in the FTP Relay thread. The comments about allowing the intermediary FTP Server to push documents into the internal network were very valid.

I looked at MSMQ, but it looks like pushing a message through a firewall is hard at best.

I thought of running a webservice, except it appears that a webservice can't talk to a running application service easily.

So I went with .Net remoting through the firewall - send a request to the internal server that there are documents available, and the internal server runs an FTP job to fetch them in. Works like a champ, and is definitely more secure than the original relay idea.


Tuesday, March 11, 2003

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