Overview

There are four FIS servers, one in each environment (i.e., CZ, RZ, iSNSI, and SCF). For the user, each server represents the place to which files are submitted for transfer and the place from which to retrieve files that have been transferred.

To utilize the OWL FIS, users should connect to the fastfis.llnl.gov server. To utilize the tape FIS system, users should connect to the tapefis.llnl.gov server. Please also note that the server name fis.llnl.gov is an alias for fastfis.llnl.gov.

FastFIS service is unidirectional from the OCF to the SCF or from the OCF to the iSNSI; there is no SCF to OCF FastFIS. Files are queued for transfer within 5 minutes of submission to FastFIS, so no user notification will be sent when the files reach their destination. TapeFIS service is bidirectional, and although the transfer mechanism is the same in both directions, the user interface and operational aspects are different for SCF to OCF transfers. This is because of the asymmetric need to verify that only unclassified content moves from the secure to the open network - this need should be met by having your organization's Derivative Classifiers (DCs) inspect the transferred files. For users on the iSNSI network, both TapeFIS and OWL FIS are available. See the section in this manual on the iSNSI Network for more information.

Users cannot have accounts on both CZFastFIS and RZFastFIS. To protect security, general login capability is disabled. To connect to a FIS server, an FTP or SFTP/SCP client must be executable on your local machine.

The table below provides connection guidelines. Use TapeFIS only for very large one-time data transfers from the OCF to the SCF or when moving files from the SCF to the OCF. For details about file transfers from the SCF to the OCF using TapeFIS, see DC Support for Secure-to-Open Transfers.

Connecting to FastFIS

Transfer Originating From

Server Name

Alias

OCF CZ fastfis.llnl.gov fastfis
fis
OCF RZ rzfastfis.llnl.gov rzfastfis
rzfis
SCF retrieval fastfis.llnl.gov fastfis
fis

Connecting to TapeFIS

Use TapeFIS only for very large one-time data transfers from the OCF to the SCF or when moving files from the SCF to the OCF.

Transfer Originating From

Server Name

Alias

OCF CZ tapefis.llnl.gov tapefis
OCF RZ rztapefis.llnl.gov rztapefis
SCF retrieval tapefis.llnl.gov tapefis