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Http Tunneling

 
bobby chaurasia
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Can somebody explain in a bit more detailed manner how http tunneling works ?
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E. Messing
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Nothing too fancy. just send communication through port 80, using HTTP header, to by pass fire-walls. The header can stay HTTP, and the body of the communication is the actual data you want to tunnel. (IIOP for example).
The other side, offcourse, needs to expect the communication to arrive from port 80 - so installing a web server (that listens on port 80) on the same server that expects the communication - is not applicable.
 
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