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   Re: [xml-dev] SOAP and Firewalls

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Joshua Allen wrote:
> Oh, one other thing, since most (if not all) cases of SOAP today going
> over port 80 are with the explicit permission of the firewall
> administrators, maybe the petition should say "Applications of HTTP MUST
> NOT use port 80 unless they adhere to all of the semantics of HTTP.* or
> else have been granted permission by the firewall administrator."

They have the permission of the firewall administrator inside the
company, not the firewall administrators of every other company in the
world. MSN doesn't use port 1432 (or whatever) to protect Microsoft. It
does so to protect GM.

 Paul Prescod


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