SOAP frustrations

Nicolas Chauvat nico at logilab.fr
Fri Oct 18 18:43:10 CEST 2002


> Yes. It *is* a security issue. By misusing port 80 for remote procedure 
> ...                                ^^^^^^^^
> change the policy. Screwing around with port 80 is going to cause a lot 
> of ill-will. The first time a SOAP request comes through that runs some 
> random bit of code that causes some damage, you can fully expect to be 
> hung out to dry for it.
> 
> Organizations have security policies for a reason. Hacking around them 
> will *never* end well.

[applause]

More reading: 

     http://www.prescod.net/rest/security.html
     http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/200202/msg01057.html
     http://mail.python.org/pipermail/xml-sig/2002-February/007183.html
     http://www.prescod.net/ (see HTTP and REST)
     http://www.eekim.com/distcomp/dialogmaps/webservices.html

-- 
Nicolas Chauvat

http://www.logilab.com - "Mais où est donc Ornicar ?" - LOGILAB, Paris (France)



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