[Pipet Devel] sessions (was: we're back)

J.W. Bizzaro bizzaro at geoserve.net
Fri Mar 3 00:22:12 EST 2000

Brad Chapman wrote:
>     So, the point of all this is that all communication is through a
> single local port, and so shouldn't be affected by firewalls. I'd be
> interested if you tried to fire behind your firewall, Jennifer, and
> see what happens.

For those who have used 'port sniffers', can a loopback like this be detected?

>     Once we get into middle to middle communication, we'll need to
> worry about connecting between two computers, in which case firewalls
> and security will become an issue.

As it is for all applications communicating through the Internet.

> I'm going to argue for using corba
> to do this, and not sockets, so maybe security and firewall
> compatibility can be one of my arguments. Thanks!

What makes CORBA more secure and more 'compatible' with firewalls?

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