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How To Set Up An Automated AS2 File Transfer

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Aug 15, 2019 @ 03:05 AM

Overview

[Last updated August 15, 2019] Last time, we posted a quickstart guide to setting up an AS2 server. The example in that post featured a manual method for sending EDI messages. Because EDI transactions are best carried out automatically, we thought it would be a good idea to show you how to implement such transactions on the same solution we used in that post. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Tutorials, AS2

How to Setup an AS2 Server with JSCAPE - A QuickStart Guide

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Aug 13, 2019 @ 04:45 AM

[Last updated August 13, 2019] In this tutorial, we walk you through the basic steps of setting up an AS2 server. These are the initial steps that will eventually allow you to carry out EDI transactions with an increasing number of trading partners already using this popular B2B file transfer protocol. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, AS2

How To Address the IT Skills Gap In The Manufacturing Industry

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sat, Aug 03, 2019 @ 07:45 PM

While the IT skills gap is sometimes exaggerated, there are some industries where the tech talent shortage is really a major issue. One of those industries is manufacturing. Despite growing adoption of advanced technologies like artificial intelligence, analytics, robotics and automation, which are often perceived to eliminate jobs, manufacturers are actually faced with a widening skills gap. Meaning, there are actually more jobs to fill. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, SFTP, Triggers, FTPS, AS2

Capturing & Responding to Trigger Errors in JSCAPE MFT Server

Posted by Chris Frisch on Thu, Jul 25, 2019 @ 04:48 AM

[Last updated July 25, 2019] In this article, we will discuss how to use the Trigger Error Event Type to capture errors and respond to them.  In the example we are going to walk through, we will be using the Trigger Error Event Type to capture the error from a failed trigger action of another trigger and send an email to the administrator. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Triggers

Monitoring Reverse Proxy Services

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Jul 23, 2019 @ 04:11 AM


[Last updated July 23, 2019] When a node in your reverse proxy service cluster goes down, you might want to be notified right away. This will allow you to take immediate action and bring your cluster back into optimal condition before something else goes wrong. In JSCAPE MFT Gateway, you can get an email notification through its built in Health Monitor. If you want to learn more about this particular feature, read on.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Gateway, Reverse Proxy

Configuring A High Availability Cluster for Various TCP/UDP Services

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sat, Jul 20, 2019 @ 02:20 AM

Overview

[Last updated July 20, 2019] When your server downtimes start becoming more frequent, that probably means it's time for some major changes. One option would be to set up a high availability cluster. If you want to know how to do that, you've landed on the right place. In this tutorial, we'll guide you in setting up a high availability cluster for FTP, HTTP, SFTP, SMTP, and other TCP/UDP services. 

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Topics: High Availability, JSCAPE MFT Gateway, Reverse Proxy

Excluding Passive IP for Internal FTP/S Connections To Your Reverse Proxy

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Jul 17, 2019 @ 10:55 PM

[Last updated July 17, 2019] Last time, we tackled the problem system administrators encounter when their passive FTP or FTPS connections have to pass through a NAT firewall or router. A similar problem can happen when you're dealing with the same type of connections and a reverse proxy. It gets even more complicated when you have to deal with both external and internal users. Let me show you how to deal with that.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Gateway, Tutorials, FTPS, FTP, Reverse Proxy

Setting Up An FTPS Server Behind A Firewall or NAT For PASV Mode Data Transfers

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Jul 17, 2019 @ 08:55 PM

[Last updated on July 17, 2019] It’s never easy to set up an FTP server the moment firewalls get involved. But it gets even more difficult once you start using the secure version of FTP, known as FTPS. In this post, we’ll talk about the problem you’ll usually encounter when your FTPS server is behind a firewall and your client is attempting to perform a file transfer using passive mode or PASV.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Secure File Transfer, FTPS, FTP

How To Update JSCAPE MFT Gateway Agents

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Jul 16, 2019 @ 11:28 PM

In order to avoid compatibility issues between your MFT Gateway server and MFT Gateway Agent installations, it's important to keep your MFT Gateway Agents updated to match the version of your MFT Gateway instance. This post will teach you how to do that.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Gateway, Tutorials, JSCAPE Reverse Proxy

How To Install MFT Gateway Agent on Windows

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Jul 09, 2019 @ 10:36 PM

In this post, we'll walk you through the steps of installing the JSCAPE MFT Gateway Agent on a Windows machine and adding that agent on MFT Gateway. Delegating network requests to an agent can come in handy if the Windows box running a service you want to create a reverse proxy for is located behind a firewall that doesn't allow any connections from external sources. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Gateway, Security, Secure File Transfer, Reverse Proxy, JSCAPE Reverse Proxy