Subject: Re: Newbie question - talking with lisp
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Fri, 04 Nov 2005 21:50:10 -0600
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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Pascal Bourguignon  <> wrote:
| (Rob Warnock) writes:
| > [1] You can certainly use TCP sockets, but then any system anywhere
| >     might acess your Lisp process, so you'll need some kind of
| >     authentication. ...
| You can listen only on, and therefore ignore any connection
| comming from other computers.

True, but you still need to be careful if "your" computer is really
a shared server with other users on it [such as a web host].

And you also have to watch out for programs such as "ssh" which
support "tunneling" remote TCP connections to local targets.
[Though on a truly single-user system this can also sometimes be a
*good* thing, as with X Windows forwarding, for example.]


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