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Re: "Binary XML" proposals
- From: Al Snell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: Steinar Bang <email@example.com>
- Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2001 17:59:17 +0100 (BST)
On Sat, 14 Apr 2001, Steinar Bang wrote:
> > port 80; that's for transferring hypertext. We have 65,000 or so
> > port numbers to choose from. If we use different port numbers for
> > different things, firewall administrators can make networks secure
> > by controlling what does and doesn't get let through.
> Ah, but SOAP using port 80 is a _feature_, you know. It allows SOAP
> to _tunnel_ through the firewall.
Yeah... that kind of statement (which I have heard from people who mean
it) makes me feel all... sick inside.
> OMG's Richard M. Soley had a very entertaining rant about this bit of
> SOAP advertising at the XML Day in Oslo, last October.
Firewall Enhancement Protocol
"Since this protocol deals with Firewalls there are no real security
considerations." - you heard the man.
Alaric B. Snell
http://www.alaric-snell.com/ http://RFC.net/ http://www.warhead.org.uk/
Any sufficiently advanced technology can be emulated in software