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Forward Proxy vs. Reverse Proxy Servers

Updated by John V. on

Overview: Forward Proxy vs. Reverse Proxy

We've talked about reverse proxy servers and how they can really be good at protecting the servers in your internal network. Lately, however, we've realized that some people actually think we're talking about forward proxy servers or that the two are the same, but they're not. This post will explain the differences between forward proxy and reverse proxy use cases.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT, Reverse Proxy

How To Use Amazon S3 As Storage For Your MFT Server

Updated by John Carl Villanueva on

Overview

A couple of weeks ago, we compared the advantages and disadvantages of using Amazon S3 and local storage as file storage system for JSCAPE MFT Server. For those who want to try storing their file transfer server end user files on Amazon S3, this post is for you.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT, Managed File Transfer, Tutorials, Reverse Proxy

Monitoring Reverse Proxy Services

Updated by John Carl Villanueva on

Overview

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, Reverse Proxy

Configure a High-Availability Cluster for TCP/UDP Services

Updated by John Carl Villanueva on

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: JSCAPE MFT, Reverse Proxy

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

Updated by John Carl Villanueva on

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

How To Install MFT Gateway Agent on Windows

Updated by John Carl Villanueva on

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, Secure File Transfer, Reverse Proxy

Setting Up A HTTPS To HTTP Reverse Proxy

Updated by John Carl Villanueva on

Overview

Today, we'll teach you how to set up a HTTPS to HTTP reverse proxy. This service can come in handy if you have a HTTP Web server hosted in an internal network that you would like external clients to access via HTTPS. That way, inbound clients connecting via the Internet can access your site securely.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT, Secure File Transfer, Reverse Proxy

How To Set Up An SFTP Reverse Proxy in JSCAPE MFT Gateway

Updated by John Carl Villanueva on

Overview

An SFTP reverse proxy adds another layer of security to SFTP services. In addition to SFTP's ability to encrypt data in transit and provide 2-factor authentication, an SFTP reverse proxy brings in several other security-related benefits such as hiding user credentials and the identities of your internal servers. An SFTP reverse proxy can be easy to set up and this post will show you how.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT, Tutorials, Secure File Transfer, SFTP, Reverse Proxy

How to Setup a Reverse Proxy to FTP In 3 Simple Steps

Updated by John Carl Villanueva on

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, Tutorials, Reverse Proxy

How to Setup a FTP Reverse Proxy

Updated by John Carl Villanueva on

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, Tutorials, Reverse Proxy