RE: [soapbuilders] Can SOAP do peer to peer comunications between PCs without a Web Server!
- Hi Zhang,
Most SOAP Toolkits and Server products have facilities for listening for
connections on a socket rather than needing a full blown web server, so yes
P2P communication is entirely possible with SOAP.
This is of course assuming there are no nasty firewalls in the way blocking
access, but this is a common problem with all P2P communication schemes, and
is not restricted to SOAP, although SOAP is of course one of the most
"firewall friendly" communication schemes around.
The complexity obviously comes in how to find the connection details in the
first place - what host name and port should I use to contact you, for
Ultimately some form of centralized or distributed "finder" service
accessible through some "well known location(s)" would be needed in the
Hope this helps.
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P.S. Your message is slightly off topic for SoapBuilders, which is intended
for SOAP toolkit vendors to discuss interoperability issues. However, I
can't think of another mailing list to recommend for this question at the
> -----Original Message-----
> From: X Zhang [mailto:xt_zhang@...]
> Sent: 19 December 2001 13:19
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: [soapbuilders] Can SOAP do peer to peer
> comunications between PCs without a Web Server!
> Dear all,
> I am wandering if SOAP can do peer to peer
> comunications between PCs without a Web Server! does
> it really needs IIS? How can I just sent/receive a
> message to/from another computer (not server) using
> Thanks in advance.