APN for Mobile DHIS

Hi guys

Forgive me for intruding but does anyone know if DHIS2 mobile platform makes use of APN technology? The guys here at CellLife in Cape Town are proposing a mobile vpn as part of a proposal. Just want to know if you guys are using it or are able to or know of issues in getting APN's set up for mobile use...

Greg

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This really has nothing to do with DHIS2 itself, but the underlying
way in which clients to connect to each other.

We have tested the use of OpenVPN in Zambia, and it works fine for
remote database connections where a secure line is required. However,
there are drawbacks (namely maintenance, setup and configuration)
which limits the use cases for this type of "darknet".

Not really sure why it would be necessary, but perhaps there is a use
case for it in SA. It should not make any difference to DHIS2 as long
as clients can connect to each other through TCP/IP.

Regards,
Jason

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On Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 1:22 PM, Greg <greg.rowles@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi guys

Forgive me for intruding but does anyone know if DHIS2 mobile platform makes use of APN technology? The guys here at CellLife in Cape Town are proposing a mobile vpn as part of a proposal. Just want to know if you guys are using it or are able to or know of issues in getting APN's set up for mobile use...

Greg

Sent via BlackBerry

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Think of this solution as a tube for sending data only for your data… This requires the mobile operator to create a different network only for this application. This provides security and reliability, but at a cost. These solutions are useful for applications that use GPRS/data services and more so, if the data is more sensitive.

The DHIS Mobile solution that we have currently uses SMS and its compressed into binary and sent. Thus, it has enough obfuscation, but I wouldn’t call it secure.

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Health Information Systems Programme

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On 29 June 2010 17:02, Jason Pickering jason.p.pickering@gmail.com wrote:

This really has nothing to do with DHIS2 itself, but the underlying

way in which clients to connect to each other.

We have tested the use of OpenVPN in Zambia, and it works fine for

remote database connections where a secure line is required. However,

there are drawbacks (namely maintenance, setup and configuration)

which limits the use cases for this type of “darknet”.

Not really sure why it would be necessary, but perhaps there is a use

case for it in SA. It should not make any difference to DHIS2 as long

as clients can connect to each other through TCP/IP.

Regards,

Jason

On Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 1:22 PM, Greg greg.rowles@gmail.com wrote:

Hi guys

Forgive me for intruding but does anyone know if DHIS2 mobile platform makes use of APN technology? The guys here at CellLife in Cape Town are proposing a mobile vpn as part of a proposal. Just want to know if you guys are using it or are able to or know of issues in getting APN’s set up for mobile use…

Greg

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