Port blocking

Diez B. Roggisch deetsNOSPAM at web.de
Mon Jan 10 14:21:29 CET 2005

> Usually you wouldn't run a public corba or pyro service over the
> internet.  You'd use something like XMLRPC over HTTP port 80 partly
> for the precise purpose of not getting blocked by firewalls.

What exactly makes sending bytes over port 80 more secure than over any
other port? It has always been my impression that this was to create less
administrative troubles for firewall admins.  But its not inherently more
secure. That's a property of the application running.


Diez B. Roggisch

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