HTTP Tunneling

  • David Wallace Croft


Network security firewalls create special challenges for the network game programmer. Firewalls may block all network connections except for outgoing web browser requests and their responses. As firewalls are becoming more common both at work and at home, the networking code of your game client needs to be able to automatically pass messages through these firewalls to the game server without player or network administrator intervention.


Simple Object Access Protocol Object Request Broker Network Game Game Server Outgoing Message 
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Further Reading

  1. Coward, Danny. Java Servlet API Specification, Version 23. Sun Microsystems, 2001.Google Scholar
  2. Hughes, Merlin et al. Java Network Programming: A Complete Guide to Networking, Streams, and Distributed Computing, 2nd edition. Greenwich, CT: Manning Publications Co., 1999.Google Scholar
  3. Waldo, Jim et al. A Note on Distributed Computing. Sun Microsystems, 1994.Google Scholar

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© David Wallace Croft 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • David Wallace Croft
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  1. 1.The Institute of Interactive Arts & Engineering programUniversity of TexasDallasUSA

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