Taming the Internet for Electronic Data Interchange via a Secure Server


In the fall of 1995, the University of Texas at Austin placed in service a dedicated Unix machine to provide educational institutions a simple, convenient, secure mechanism for exchanging formatted educational documents--primarily transcripts--via multiple Internet protocols at no cost to users. This article is intended to showcase an interesting technological project, increase EDI awareness and use of the server described, dissuade others from building their own such servers, and reinforce the concept of Internet security for transcript exchange.

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