Although Internet implementations of AcuServer are configured the same as LAN or WAN configurations, there are some special considerations for providing remote file access over the Internet. For instance, how do you point to remote files over the Internet, and how do you keep your data files secure in this environment? This section provides the answers.
Note that end users must have a live Internet connection when they run the program that accesses AcuServer over the Internet. In addition, the server name in the client configuration file must be resolvable by the Internet name server used by their service provider. The Internet name server then resolves the name with its IP address. If the server name is not exposed to Internet name servers, you can enter the explicit IP address in the runtime configuration file on the client.
If the server is through a Virtual Private Network (VPN), the user must connect to the network before running the COBOL program.
For general information on setting up and using AcuServer, please see the AcuServer User's Guide.