Re: Use ofHTTP to pass firewalls

> > in a nutshell, my view is that if people are using a web browser
> > on the client end to view the content, then it's reasonable to use
> > port 80 on the server end.
> > 
> > otherwise, it's probably not reasonable to use port 80.
> Right.  Port 80 is reserved for the Web, not HTTP.

well, I'm assuming that they're using something that resembles HTTP.

I don't think it's reasonable to use port 80 for arbitrary protocols,
whether or not you can consider such protocols part of "the web".


p.s. does "the web" have a definition?  In my mind "the web" includes
anything that can be named with a URI, which is most of the Internet...

Received on Thursday, 9 August 2001 15:30:40 UTC