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Re: Not UDP? Re: Proposed HTML ping attribute

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@yahoo-inc.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2008 13:15:44 +1100
Cc: W3C TAG <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-Id: <C8C345AA-5E5F-4EE9-991B-9BFC0098D5C4@yahoo-inc.com>
To: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>

...I'm thinking of firewalls I deployed in the finance industry. Don't  
know how common that level of strictness is (it certainly isn't in the  
IT industry itself, but we're atypical).


On 18/01/2008, at 12:43 PM, Roy T. Fielding wrote:

> On Jan 17, 2008, at 4:22 PM, Mark Nottingham wrote:
>
>> If they're behind a firewall (e.g., inside a company), it won't get  
>> out. This is why Java applet networking doesn't take off so well;  
>> it can't use whatever proxy infrastructure is in place.
>
> IIRC, outgoing UDP packets will work fine.  A firewall should only be
> a problem for incoming UDP packets, as Tim indicated, unless it is a
> very strict firewall.
>
> ....Roy
>

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Mark Nottingham       mnot@yahoo-inc.com
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