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telnet over http?

Post 1

Frankie Roberto

Is it possible to telnet over http protocol? My network blocks direct IP connections.


telnet over http?

Post 2

OwlofDoom

I'm afraid not. Some of the talkers, Surfers for example, provide java connections to the talker on their website (http://surfers.org/) but it's impossible to write a generic one due to java's Applet class having a security restriction that prevents it from making connections outside of the server it was downloaded from.

~ smiley - towel


telnet over http?

Post 3

Jonathan

..and more to the point, even if you use a java applet to connect,
that applet still needs to make a telnet-style connection to
the talker to work, so if you have a firewall and no socks
proxy, you're stuck I'm afraid.


telnet over http?

Post 4

OwlofDoom

Good point, Jonathan. I keep forgetting that applets are client-side. Grrrrrrrrrrr! smiley - grr

~ smiley - towel


telnet over http?

Post 5

Ruby

Snowplains provides a web interface, which you can access from www.snowplains.org

You need to be a resident first though, as you cant connect via the web interface without residency.


telnet over http?

Post 6

OwlofDoom

Hello Ruby... I see this is your first ever post on h2g2! Welcome...

Are you a spod? Do I know you?

If you want to put something on your personal space, click here -> <./>UserEdit?masthead=1</.> and within the next couple of days an <./>ACE</.> will formally welcome you to the site. smiley - smiley

~ smiley - towel


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Post 7

Ruby

Yes im a spod, you can find me on snowplains.org 3456, surfers.org 4242 and elementalworld.net 5555, all as Ruby.

Are you a spod then ?

I think ive seen the name about somewhere.


telnet over http?

Post 8

OwlofDoom

I do exist on Surfers as OwlofDoom, and also on Gateway (gw.spodzone.org.uk 5252) and ThePub (doughnuts.co.uk 4000) as Owl.

I see you're not on Surfers now, mind. smiley - smiley

~ smiley - towel


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Post 9

Ruby

Yes i am on surfers now :P

I wasnt a few minutes ago as I had a quick boot into Windows to reasearch something about MSN for my final year project.

Back in linux now and spodding again.


telnet over http?

Post 10

moopet

Written.

http://webspod.mopemansions.org

talker connection over HTTP, no port used other than 80, works a treat most of the time - except when it crashes smiley - smiley


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