Port blocking

Grant Edwards grante at visi.com
Mon Jan 10 14:33:02 CET 2005


On 2005-01-10, Diez B. Roggisch <deetsNOSPAM at web.de> wrote:

>> 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?

Nothing.

When has reality had anything to do with the way corporate IT
types configure firewalls?  ;)

> It has always been my impression that this was to create less
> administrative troubles for firewall admins.

It's to give corporate IT types the _illusion_ of security and
relieve them of the need to learn how to configure firewalls.

> But its not inherently more secure. That's a property of the
> application running.

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