Although Internet implementations of AcuXDBC are configured the same as LAN or WAN configurations, there are some special considerations for accessing data 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 try to import Vision data into their applications from the Internet. In addition, the server name indicated in the AcuXDBC configuration manager (described below) 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 when setting up the AcuXDBC configuration.
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 AcuXDBC, please see the AcuXDBC User's Guide.