Port blocking

Paul Rubin http
Mon Jan 10 12:36:14 CET 2005

Mark Carter <cartermark46 at ukmail.com> writes:
> Supposing I decide to write a server-side application using something
> like corba or pyro.
> What's the chance that in big corporations, the client's ports (in
> both senses of the word: fee-paying, and application) will be blocked,
> thereby immediately scuppering whatever I have written? Has this
> problem ever arisen for anyone?

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.

> Also, is there a good tool for writing database UIs?

Yes, quite a few.

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