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Server side authentication with sockets

N Shetty
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Hi All !
Can anybody lead me to any docs or ex. which would show serverside authentication with using sockets.
I will have to tranfer my archived *.war to multiple HTTP servers( Running on AIX boxes ) in our ND Websphere env.
I do have the option of doing FTP, but since FTP is at user level and our passwds on the boxes age out that is not automation is not possible.
Next option would be to use sockets and tranfer the file across. However the problem is security. If I have listeners on my AIX boxes anybody can push almost anyting over. I need some kind of security not more for encrypting the data but more as for user authentication. The most I can do by using a simple socket/serversocket is to see which host is connecting over to the box ..
If any of you folks could show the right direction would be very helpful.
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