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Tent v0.1 released

Tent v0.1 released

Posted Sep 23, 2012 5:38 UTC (Sun) by butlerm (guest, #13312)
In reply to: Tent v0.1 released by tao
Parent article: Tent v0.1 released

Many if not most ISPs block inbound HTTP to those without static IP addresses. It won't make a difference to the vast majority of users who do not run their own servers, but to those that do, it is hard to see how choosing inbound HTTP over practically any other (UDP or TCP based) server protocol is likely to make any difference on the filtering front.

If you want to operate a "server" without the cooperation of your local ISP or firewall administrator, about your only option is to establish a long lived outbound connection to some sort of proxy server, or worse. I take it that is not what is going on here - requiring a proxy server would defeat the purpose, and requiring outbound connections to every server that might want to communicate with you doesn't scale.

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