ACCESSING THE FIRST HEALTH SERVICES CORPORATION FTP SITE

As of: Kermit 95 2.1.3, C-Kermit 8.0.211
This File Last Updated: Thu Aug 19 13:15:05 2004

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First Health Services Corporation is provider for many state Medicare programs, including Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, and Virginia. First Health requires FTP connections to be secured by SSL (TLS). Connections are to host secureftp.fhsc.com on TCP port 21000 and should be in passive mode. The page describes how to set up connections to First Health from the Kermit FTP client: Kermit 95 for Windows or OS/2, or C-Kermit for Unix (Linux, Solaris, Mac OS X, HP-UX, AIX, Tru64, SCO, etc).

CAUTION (19 Aug 2004):

Due to past misconfiguration of the First Health FTP Server it was impossible for secure connections to be established. The recommended configuration advised that TLS Verification be turned OFF in order to allow for automated connections. Now that the proper security configuration is in place on the First Health FTP Server it is important that TLS Verification be turned ON in order to prevent against Man in the Middle attacks.

In your script the command "SET AUTH TLS VERIFY NO" sh