Trouble connection across the internet

Author Subject: Trouble connection across the internet
GS Posted At 23:50:11 11/18/2002
I am trying to set it up so that A buddy and I can work on a project. When I generate a certificate for him do I use the server's port and IP?
JSSL Support Re: Trouble connection across the internet (Currently 0 replies)
Posted At 05:38:18 11/19/2002

If you are running LibrarySvr on a server directly accessible from the internet then you only have to specify the port address. LibrarySvr uses its hostname automatically. Both hostname and port should be picked up by the client from the certificate. We have encountered some problems with the automatic hostname feature. Sometimes it fails to identify the full hostname. So for example if your host is MYHOST.COM this is determined to be simply MYHOST. The .COM is lost. This is okay in a LAN environment but not on the Internet. If this is happening with you (you can tell from the Machine Name field on the main LivrarySvr screen) then you must manually edit the certificate before issue to a client to have the correct Internet address.

If you are running it behind a firewall then you have to manually edit the certificate to specify the hostname and port that your firewall present for listening. Obviously your firewall must be configured to allow traffic to the port through. The firewall must also be configured to perform port translation from your firewall listening port to your server listening port.
JSSL Support Re: Trouble connection across the internet (Currently 1 replies)
Posted At 06:19:20 11/19/2002

I did not realize when making my reply to you that the certificates are encrypted. This means you cannot edit them.

I have created a version of LibrarySvr that allows you to edit the name of the host machine. You can get this from here. When you download it simply copy it to the directory in which LibrarySvr is installed and rename it to ls.exe.

When you start up LibrarySvr select the Set Server IP Address from the Administration menu. The dialog box will automatically show the machine name of the server. At this point you can fix the name if necessary. Exit from LibrarySvr and then restart it. Now generate your user certificates. They should have the correct information to find your server on the Internet.
JSSL Support Re: Trouble connection across the internet (Currently 0 replies)
Posted At 06:22:57 11/19/2002

Oops. Should hav said rename to LibrarySvr.exe not ls.exe.

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