[gopher] Re: Problem with SiMpLeMaChInEs
JumpJet Mailbox <email@example.com> wrote:
> Yes, testing has confirmed that it is indeed a Port 70 issue. This is
> now preventing computer platforms using either Windows or Pure DOS (and
> I suspect Atari, Acorn, and Amiga) from accessing your Server.
Well, I'm not so sure it's a Winderz problem. I just pulled Simple up
on Firefox-188.8.131.52 on XP-Pro/SP2 without any issues. Below are the
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:184.108.40.206)
I don't have any other Windows versions to test. Maybe it's a Windows
Firewall issue, though I don't have any unusual exceptions in mine.
> Is there any vital reason why you had to move the server away from
> Port 70, and is there any compelling reason why you could not return it
> to Port 70?
I'd rather not use a privileged port because the server then needs to be
run by root and is possibly more susceptible to security breaches. I
think this is a pretty common strategy with other network services, ie.
NATing 80 to 8000 for web servers.