[JDEV] File Sockets and stuff

Thomas Jerome Muldowney tjm5188 at unix.tamu.edu
Wed Jan 6 11:33:27 CST 1999

This sounds alright, but you want to be careful.  Opening up more sockets
has the potential for a lot more security holes.  On a side note, has
anyone experimented with gnome-xml yet?

--Thomas Muldowney

On Wed, 6 Jan 1999, Jeremie Miller wrote:

> Ok, I think I might have blundered when I decided to use file sockets on
> the server to talk between the different transports.  It's causing me more
> greif in porting/setup than I expected.
> I did it with unix file sockets since I thought that would be the most
> secure way to guarantee that a process was getting a connection only from
> the local computer instead of from the net.  I totally missed that the
> process could just attach to a port on and it should accomplish
> the same thing(since file sockets just map to 38.0.0.x addresses anyway
> or something like that :)
> So, unless theres any reason not to, I'm going to change the jabberbox
> process to listen on localhost:5269 for connections from other transports,
> and on local-ip:5269 for connections from other servers.  The protocol
> that is sent over both of these is identical, it's just that the ones
> connecting on localhost are allowed to "recieve" data routed to them.
> Sound good?
> Jer

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