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Re: Port 80 deprecation

From: Adrien de Croy <adrien@qbik.com>
Date: Thu, 03 Jun 2021 00:23:08 +0000
To: "HTTP Working Group" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <em31279999-b222-49d5-8243-8ec47f667f6e@bombadil>

Let's not get ahead of ourselves.

Port 80 is still heavily used.

Suggest revisiting this idea in maybe 50 years.

Adrien

------ Original Message ------
From: "Soni L." <fakedme+http@gmail.com>
To: "HTTP Working Group" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Sent: 2/06/2021 11:12:10 pm
Subject: Port 80 deprecation

>So uh, with TLS-SRP around, there's no real reason to keep supporting
>port 80, as every use-case supported by port 80 can be handled with
>TLS-SRP instead.
>
>In particular, LAN/embedded can be handled with TLS-SRP, with great
>benefits:
>- It's TLS, which, for browsers, makes it a secure context.
>- Deprecating port 80 would free it up for other uses. There are only
>65535 port numbers, but way more than 65535 applications that use them.
>Not only that, but a single application may even use multiple ports!
>- Actually encourages IoT devices to provide security by default.
>
>Thoughts?
>
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