I need to kick off a file-based Lawson ERP interface program on a Unix server from a microsoft VB/COM or .NET client.
My client has a pre-determined file layout for a specific type of inventory transaction. After I create a file in my VB program for this transaction and FTP it to a specified directory on the Unix box, I need to kick off a COBOL program on the Unix box. The COBOL program will pick up my file, read it, apply numerous business rules, calculations, and database updates.
How do I remotely kick-off a Unix program from a windows environment?