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Load Balancing FTP Services for High Availability

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sat, Oct 27, 2018 @ 02:48 AM

This post was originally published on July 8, 2012 but was updated on October 27, 2018 

Overview

In this post, I'm going to take you through the steps of setting up JSCAPE MFT Gateway to establish load balancing across two FTP servers. Load balanced servers can help you achieve high availability for mission critical file transfer services. We're going to start by creating a new FTP cluster consisting of two FTP servers. Once that FTP cluster is ready, we'll then make it accessible to clients by creating an FTP reverse proxy service that will forward client requests to that cluster.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Gateway, JSCAPE Reverse Proxy, Load Balancing, Tutorials, High Availability

How to Reverse Proxy FTP In 3 Simple Steps

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, Oct 15, 2018 @ 04:05 AM

Overview

Do you have an FTP server behind the firewall that you need to make accessible via the Internet?  Here is a short tutorial on how to setup a reverse proxy to your FTP service using JSCAPE MFT Gateway as shown in Figure 1.

Note: This tutorial was originally published on July 2014 but was updated and re-published on October 15, 2018

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

How To Set Up A SFTP Active-Active High Availability Cluster

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Oct 05, 2018 @ 05:44 AM

Overview

An active-active high availability SFTP cluster can greatly reduce the chances of downtime by allowing two or more SFTP servers share the load. If you'd like to learn an easy way of setting up this kind of cluster, check out this post.

Note: This post was originally published on Sept 2016 but was updated and re-published on Oct 2018.

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Topics: Load Balancing, High Availability, SFTP, Failover, JSCAPE MFT Gateway, JSCAPE MFT Server

How to Setup a FTP Reverse Proxy

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Sep 19, 2018 @ 11:24 AM

Note: This blog post was originally published on July 19, 2012 but was updated and republished on September 19, 2018

Overview

I'm now going to show you how to enable a reverse proxy service on JSCAPE MFT Gateway. By setting up a DMZ-based JSCAPE MFT Gateway to reverse proxy for one or more file transfer servers in your internal network, you can employ DMZ streaming. This will allow you to provide trading partners and other external users access to your sensitive data without placing the data on any DMZ-based server.  

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Gateway, Reverse Proxy, Tutorials

How to Setup High Availability File Transfer Servers

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Jun 01, 2018 @ 06:35 PM

Overview

One of the challenges of setting up a high availability environment for transfer servers is in making sure the servers involved have the same configurations. But if you're using JSCAPE MFT Server, there are easy ways to do it. One option is to set up your MFT Server instances to use an external RDBMS as a shared global datastore. The second is to use the Failover module. In this post, we'll focus on the latter. MFT Server's Failover module will enable you to synchronize your servers either automatically or manually with a single click.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, High Availability, JSCAPE MFT Gateway, Managed File Transfer

JSCAPE MFT Gateway 3.5 Released

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Jan 23, 2018 @ 04:03 AM

 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Gateway, JSCAPE Reverse Proxy, News, Load Balancing

Video: Load Balancing File Transfer Services

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Apr 27, 2017 @ 10:34 AM

In today’s video, we’ll talk about the concepts behind Load Balancing File Transfer Services

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Gateway, Videos, Load Balancing, Failover, High Availability

Video: Active-Active vs Active-Passive High Availability Cluster

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Apr 13, 2017 @ 05:05 PM

In today’s video, we’ll explain the difference between Active-Active and Active-Passive high availability (HA) clusters

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Topics: High Availability, Load Balancing, Videos, Tutorials, JSCAPE MFT Gateway, JSCAPE MFT Server

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

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sun, Nov 27, 2016 @ 09:58 PM

Overview

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

Providing Network Services From An Internal Network While Prohibiting Inbound Connections

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, May 06, 2016 @ 05:36 AM

Overview

Some organizations that deal with exceptionally sensitive information need to employ very stringent access restrictions to their internal networks. While a DMZ consisting of firewalls and reverse proxies can, in most cases, meet such requirements, providing network services from the internal network to external clients while also prohibiting inbound connections can be quite challenging. This little reverse proxy enhancement can simplify things.  

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Gateway, Security, Compliance, PCI-DSS, Reverse Proxy, DMZ Streaming