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Re: "Binary XML" proposals

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