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Security Issues

Given the sensitive nature of the data to be communicated between the two systems, security was a concern.

The ncpmount Linux utility enabled us to mount our Novell file server volumes, access the data files and output the results from the Linux machine directly to the Novell server, avoiding potentially insecure ftp access. Both machines were located in the same office. Tcp_wrappers and ssh secured access to our Linux box from other locations.

elena s ackley 2002-01-20
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