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RE: T is for Transfer

From: Scott Cantor <cantor.2@osu.edu>
Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2002 18:01:15 -0500
To: "'Joseph Hui'" <jhui@digisle.net>
Cc: <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000001c1d6ac$76bf92f0$cbf39280@SAIDIN>
> > From: Scott Cantor [mailto:cantor.2@osu.edu]
> > The firewall advantage is silly;
> > the first thing the firewall vendors will do once SOAP is finalized
is 
> > distribute the "SOAP stops here" upgrade.
> 
> No, they won't.  They won't dare, not if they want to stay in 
> the good grace of their customers who want to do SOAP the way 
> they want it.

I'm not sure they really need do anything, once SOAP becomes a MIME type
of its own. It's already filterable at that point.

> It isn't up to the firewall vendors anyway.
> It's up to the network/sys admins, who in their good sense 
> much prefer pinholes to Swiss-cheese when it comes to 
> managing firewalls.

It certainly is up to whoever sets the firewall policy, you're right.

-- Scott
Received on Thursday, 28 March 2002 18:02:59 GMT

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