[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

[gopher] Re: Problem with SiMpLeMaChInEs

> > 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.

But it's the NAT doing the translation, right? So it should still appear to
*external* hosts that it's port 70, yes? It looks that way to me here with
Lynx and with Camino (Mac OS X).

------------------------------------ personal: http://www.cameronkaiser.com/ --
  Cameron Kaiser * Floodgap Systems * www.floodgap.com * ckaiser@floodgap.com
-- In memory of Werner Klemperer ----------------------------------------------

Reply to: