In other words, this application blows a complete hole in your firewall. Scary! But very, very useful.
Tuesday, October 05, 2004
I'm sitting in the MS Technical Briefing today, listening to Fred Baumhardt doing an ISA talk, where he's pointing out that port 80 has become the 'universal firewall bypass protocol'. He then showed the audience the HTTP-Tunnel home page. This page has an interesting application which enables you to bypass yoru firewall. The page says: "Your Internet application sends data to the HTTP-Tunnel Client, which in turn tunnels the data over HTTP (port 80) to the HTTP-Tunnel servers. The servers then send the data to the intended destination and forward the responses back to the HTTP-Tunnel client. This forwarding technique effectively bypasses firewalls, permitting the users to successfully use most Internet applications."
Posted: 10/05/2004 02:42:00 pm