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  1. #1
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    ivu-Open Standard Web-servers

    Do I need the software installed in my laptop/computer so that I can access the system remotely ??

    If NO, then should I worry about hacking ?

    Thanks

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    No.
    Maybe.

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    i-Vu Open Standard Remote access

    Since you have made it to this website and posted, it appears you have exactly what is needed to access the i-Vu Open server (obviously the i-Vu server will need to have correctly configured TCP/IP connection to the internet.

    As far as hacking, it possibly could be done, yet the i-Vu Open server has pretty much all of the security features you find in the WC3 standards, and TCP/IP server protection world.

    Make use of strong passwords and usernames, and hacking will be about as possible as hacking Google or Microsoft.

    With hacking, anything is possible. If you are in charge of the i-Vu Open server configuration, another feature to make it less hackable, is don't paint it to the internet on port 80.

    I have been putting in these web based automation servers for about 14 years, and with zero hack events. I have installed these in banks, government bases, and data centers, all security critical with no issues.

    PS; I am a independent system integrator and work with many brands of web servers including i-Vu Open and others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dracula View Post
    Since you have made it to this website and posted, it appears you have exactly what is needed to access the i-Vu Open server (obviously the i-Vu server will need to have correctly configured TCP/IP connection to the internet.


    As far as hacking, it possibly could be done, yet the i-Vu Open server has pretty much all of the security features you find in the WC3 standards, and TCP/Ibr protection world.

    Make use of strong passwords and usernames, and hacking will be about as possible as hacking Google or Microsoft.

    With hacking, anything is possible. If you are in charge of the i-Vu Open server configuration, another feature to make it less hackable, is don't paint it to the internet on port 80.

    I have been putting in these web based automation servers for about 14 years, and with zero hack events. I have installed these in banks, government bases, and data centers, all security critical with no issues.

    PS; I am a independent system integrator and work with many brands of web servers including i-Vu Open and others.
    I am installing one next week. It department will give me static IP right? What do u mean don't paint it on internet on port 80

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    Wow, your two questions worry me just a bit.

    First, if you have not already started a dialog with your client's IT department regarding what you plan to
    add to their TCP/IP network, I recommend you do so soon. It is good practice to already have "static IP addressing" issues resolved
    with your client's IT department before you install a i-Vu Server, otherwise you could be in for some unwanted delays when
    you go to install the i-Vu. Recommend that you have someone on your team come along that can "talk the talk" with your
    clients IT team. If they sense you do not know what you are doing, they could shut you out, to protect their network.

    Second, the fact that you don't have familiarity the concept of not serving up your web pages on port 80 when exposing to the
    internet concerns me. You may want to consult with someone on your team that understands "port forwarding concepts", and
    configuring the network side of your i-Vu Server. This website is not intended to teach basic web server or TCP/IP network design and deployment concepts, those concepts are not learned quickly.

    Carrier has some good network training manuals available that will shed light on how and why BAS servers are set up, recommend you contact your Carrier controls rep to gain access to those manuals, they are actually easy to understand, if you have some level of TCP/IP and networking skills.

    Hope all goes well, and good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dracula View Post
    Wow, your two questions worry me just a bit.

    Recommend that you have someone on your team come along that can "talk the talk" with your
    clients IT team. If they sense you do not know what you are doing, they could shut you out, to protect their network.
    I totally agree with this...Alot of times they want to know what exactly this stuff does and if you can "talk the talk" they let the guard down..... I usually offer MAC addresses for the device or devices that require IP's as some IT departments require this info

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