RE: [HTTPfutures] Dan Connolly on HTTP goofs and musings / Two Way Web

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From: Tom Hume (
Date: Thu Aug 31 2000 - 14:35:51 PDT

At 13:56 31/08/2000 -0700, Jim Whitehead wrote:

> > The real issue is that the web is so fundamental to so many companies
> > doing business these days that HTTP can't really be blocked at the
> > firewall.
>This is true, although it is based on HTTP after it has achieved lock-in.
>SOAP hasn't achieved lock-in, and so discussing such issues as how firewall
>administrators will perceive the security of SOAP is still relevant.

Wouldn't it be possible to develop a plugin (for, say, Firewall-1) which
looked for SOAP messages and refused to pass them thru? It might have a
severe impact on the speed of HTTP traffic thru the firewall, but I can't
see it being unworkable.

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