iSeries, (IBM i) remote cummunication to a web server
Posted on 2011-09-13
I have an IBM i5 running V6R1 running at our offices and a web server running Linux CentOS 5 (but may be changing that to ubuntu 11.04) at a data center. I am exploring the available options to allow the web server to access data files and possibly execute commands/programs the i5 securely so that it could . I the i5 is behind a Cisco firewall. The web site I believe is mostly or all PHP. I am for the most part and RPG programmer and not at all a web developer and the web developer I am working with barley know how to sign on to the i5.
The current setup (which was done by someone else and not available) to transfer data between the two is another Linux box at the office (on the same local network as the i5) and it monitors directories (incoming and outgoing), relays them to the i5 or web server and then runs a script/command. I believe it uses SFTP.
Please let me know if you need more information.