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From Sam Ruby <>
Subject Re: (on moof?)
Date Wed, 12 Nov 2003 06:18:40 GMT
Chris Pepper wrote:
> At 2:21 PM +0100 2003/11/08, Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
>> On 7 Nov 2003, at 21:11, Sam Ruby wrote:
>>> It is worth noting that gump will run a number of tests, so from time 
>>> to time you will find projects have tests that use well known ports 
>>> (like 8080).
>> ouch. we plan to be running servlets on moof, that's for sure and 8080 
>> is very likely to be already used on that machine (even if we can 
>> install the servlet engine in some other port, since it's going to be 
>> proxypassed anyway)
>     This shouldn't be too bad -- the built-in ipfw is quite capable of 
> blocking 8080; just make sure there's already a listener on any open 
> ports before starting gump, and attempts to listen on such ports (by 
> gump processes) should generate an error rather than a security hole. 
> Not that I've tested this theory...
>     "sudo ipfw list".

Generating an error would result in a test failing which would result in 
emails sent to developers indicating that there is a bug which needs to 
be addressed... in general, this is not the desired behavior.

>                         Chris

- Sam Ruby

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