PK56102: ADD SECURE FTP TRANSFER OF GENERATED PROGRAMS TO Z/OS HOST

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APAR status

  • Closed as fixed if next.

Error description

  • For security purposes customer has requested that the transfer
    of generated COBOL programs from Vagen to z/OS host be performed
    using Secure FTP rather than standard FTP.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • Vagen customer was concerned that our current FTP process from
    workstation to host does not provide any encryption of the
    generate COBOL source and other components. They asked if it
    would be possible to provide them with Secure FTP for the
    transfer.
    Currently Vagen uses FTP to transfer the generate code from
    workstation to z/OS host. This process is performed by Object
    REXX scripts and is done without any encryption or security.
    More than anything it's a case of old functionality that has
    been around for a long time and pre-dates Secure FTP transfers.
    Mohammad Zanjani wrote a small Java application that customers
    can load into their Va Java workspace. This enables the Vagen
    4GL code that will be generated into COBOL to utilise Secure
    FTP encryption.
    Also made changes to the Object Rexx script efksnd.rex to
    check if the customer is using Secure FTP and, if so, transfer
    the generated COBOL and other files via that rather than the
    old unsecure method.
    The fix for this problem was shipped directly to the customer
    and can be provided on request to any z/OS customer who wants
    to use Secure FTP.
    

Problem conclusion

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PK56102

  • Reported component name

    VA GEN DEVELOPE

  • Reported component ID

    5697G9806

  • Reported release

    450

  • Status

    CLOSED FIN

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2007-11-06

  • Closed date

    2008-04-04

  • Last modified date

    2008-04-04

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Fix information

Applicable component levels

  • R450 PSY

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Document information


More support for:

VisualAge Generator

Software version:

4.5

Reference #:

PK56102

Modified date:

2008-04-04

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