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Re: Some findings and suggestion about Emacs on w32

From: Benjamin Riefenstahl
Subject: Re: Some findings and suggestion about Emacs on w32
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2004 15:40:49 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1001 (Gnus v5.10.1) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Hi Lennart,

"Lennart Borgman" writes:
> Gnuclientw.exe looks for emacs_dir in the registry.

The versions of gnuclient that I use work fine when installed in the
same directory as emacs.exe.

> Benjamin Riefenstahl wrote:
> : I think we should keep in mind that sockets do tend to cause grief
> : with personal firewalls.  Mailslots are not portable but they are
> : in effect more user-friendly and so reduce the need for support.
> [...] I believe this is a serous issue since many corporate portable
> pc:s will have personal firewalls.

*Any* stand-alone machine should have a personal firewall active these
days.  The latest XP update even includes one as part of the OS.

> The ms docs for mailslots says that this could be used between
> pc:s. Why is not the firewalls involved there?

I don't know the details, I have never programmed or actively
researched mailslots.

But I doubt that local mailslots use IP.  If I remember the history
right, mailslots where introduced long before IP could be treated as a
given.  When mailslots work between separate machines, they are
probably bridged by some protocol proxy module.

Anyway, I wasn't advocating any particular implementation, I just
thought that whoever wants to provide an implementation at any level
should keep this issue in mind.


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