Forum OpenACS Q&A: http tunnel

Posted by David Kuczek on
This topic was introduced in the thread talking about functionality of
the java chat...

We thought that it would be nice to optionally http-tunnel
applications running on seperate ports (java-chat, jabber and many
more in the future ;-) through port 80. This way people behind
firewalls blocking the respective ports could still use it.

Would it be reasonable and/or hard to integrate a *general* tunneling
fuctionality directly into openacs, so that any such application could
easily be set up to work with oacs via http-tunnel?

I found java code for tunneling that is integrated into the nfc-chat:

I also found this tunnel software:

Any specialists out there???

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Posted by Jonathan Ellis on
I wrote a lightweight nfc client, so I have some experience with it; the author's code is pretty clean although he has an inordinate fondness for interfaces. :)  The http tunneling code is intended to be used in a j2ee environment; I haven't really looked to see if it could be ported to nsjava.
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Posted by Rocael Hernández Rizzardini on
David, I have been checking around this, I think that I've found a possible solution but let me study it deeply first... I'll keep you and all posted...  ;o)