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From Ben Laurie <>
Subject Re: Annoying unusual bug.
Date Wed, 12 Jan 2000 16:07:16 GMT
Ryan Bloom wrote:
> > > I don't know what integer should be returned, I know that each module will
> > > have an opportunity to register their own port numbers.
> >
> > What I'm saying is that a protocol doesn't necessarily translate to a
> > single port number.
> But if a protocol doesn't translate to a specified set of port numbers,
> then the port number is dynamic and needs to be sent to the client app.
> The purpose of this patch is to realize that for any protocol tunneled
> over http, there is a specified default port (eg SSL uses 443).

Terminology alert: HTTPS (not SSL) uses 443, and is not tunneled over
HTTP - its the other way around.

>  We do not
> want to re-specify that port to the client app as long as it is the
> default.  I think you are making things a bit too compicated here.  The
> patch is coming soon so we can discuss specifics much easier.

I can live with it the way you suggest until I find an example that's
the other way :-)




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