What is bad in using a port other than 443 for SSL?
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Posted By:   neal_ravindran
Posted On:   Sunday, September 19, 2004 05:55 AM

What is bad in using a port other than 443 for SSL?

Re: What is bad in using a port other than 443 for SSL?

Posted By:   shiladitya_sircar  
Posted On:   Tuesday, September 28, 2004 06:45 AM

Depends, if you have total control of the client/server application you can feel free to use any port you want. By the way 443 is for HTTPS – which is HTTP over SSL so there is no strict restriction. However, if you are developing a client which you want to connect to a HTTPS server then you can’t just use any port you want, but the one that is standard for that type of service.
cheers
ssircar

Re: What is bad in using a port other than 443 for SSL?

Posted By:   shiladitya_sircar  
Posted On:   Tuesday, September 28, 2004 06:44 AM

Depends, if you have total control of the client/server application you can feel free to use any port you want. By the way 443 is for HTTPS – which is HTTP over SSL so there is no strict restriction. However, if you are developing a client which you want to connect to a HTTPS server then you can’t just use any port you want, but the one that is standard for that type of service.
cheers
ssircar
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