When using htar with SDA, why am I getting a "hpss_WriteList error -116" message?

Files containing PHI must be encrypted when they are stored (i.e., at rest) and when they are transferred between networked systems (i.e., in transit). Do not use HSI, HTAR, or Samba to transfer data containing PHI unless those data are encrypted already; HSI, HTAR, and Samba do not encrypt data during transit. To ensure that files containing PHI remain encrypted during transit, use SFTP/SCP or the IU Globus Web App. To ensure that files containing PHI are encrypted when they are stored on the SDA, encrypt them before transferring them. For more, see Recommended tools for encrypting data containing HIPAA-regulated PHI .

You may get this error message when using htar with the Scholarly Data Archive (SDA): "hpss_WriteList error -116". This error occurs when you are using a network interface with a private IP address for data transfer. As a workaround, try setting the environment variable HPSS_HOSTNAME to the non-private (public) IP address of a network interface on the client computer.

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Last modified on 2018-02-23 15:00:19.

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