Chat over HTTP rather than sockets

2004-06-18
2004-06-22
  • varun narula
    varun narula
    2004-06-18

    Hi,

    I have installed NFC and have been able to run the Flash- Servlet version on Jboss.
    What i am trying to figure out is - can the XMLSocket connections go through a firewall?
    In certain situations when using a firewall the only port available is 80 (or 8080) and HTTP.
    How would the flash version work in this case?

    What would be the option if XMLSockets are to be replaced?

    Thanks in advance,
    Varun Narula

     
    • Hi Varun,

      I think you are looking for this:
      http://projects.sebastian-eichner.de/

      HTTP-tunneling for flash is not yet present in nfc 1.1.0. My modifications are basically 1.1.0 extended by a few features which i guess will find there way back into the main branch of nfc. Right now you can download the modified server and the modified flash client from the website above.

      Sebastian

       
    • varun narula
      varun narula
      2004-06-21

      Hi Sebastian,

      Yes that was what i was looking for. Thanks a lot!
      Is it possible to simulate a firewall/proxy on localhost?

      Regards,
      Varun Narula

       
      • I do not know how to do this without a network as i never tried. But if you just want to try out the http-tunnel, then you can simply configure your flash client with a wrong port number, so the normal connect fails. This is exactly what would happen with a firewall.

        Sebastian

         
    • varun narula
      varun narula
      2004-06-21

      quote - "....configure your flash client with a wrong port number"  does this mean i keep different port numbers in the NFCFlash.html file (say 7777)and in the nfc.conf file (say 8090) ?

       
      • Yes, that's right! ;-)

         
    • varun narula
      varun narula
      2004-06-22

      Thanks a lot for you help Sebastian !

      Varun