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From "Himanshu Soni" <>
Subject [users@httpd] Opening ports other than 80/443 on apache
Date Fri, 13 Jun 2003 18:03:39 GMT

Our website has certain web forms that requires SSL with client
authentication turned on. These forms use the POST method due to size
limitations with the GET method. Most of the other stuff does not
require SSL with client authentication turned on. Due to problems with
apache+mod_ssl as documented here:, POST's are

To get around this problem, I recommended to my sysadmin that we use
another port that is dedicated to web forms that require SSL with client
authentication. However my sysadmin told me that most corporate
firewalls restrict inbound and outbound HTTP(s) traffic on ports other
than 80/443. Before I blindly trust what the sysadmin says, I wanted to
get opinion from people on this list on whether its reasonable to expect
ports other than 80/443 to be blocked for both inbound and outbound


Himanshu Soni

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