Does anybody have any general suggestions about the problem of allowing
a software vendor access to a server machine running their special software,
which is typically in the center of a company's network... so they can
perform maintenance/fixes? In such a case I typically would not have
a problem when they come on site to sit with them and let them work
away, but often the requirement is to do it remotely somehow.
Seems a careful setup would imply a special restricted route from whatever
modem or inbound connection is involved, to a machine quarantined from
the rest of one's network... with the "quarantine" meaning open
access into the machine, but very restricted outbound...
Gary White ARCO Exploration & Production Technology
com 2300 W Plano Parkway
(214) 509-6554 Plano, Texas 75075