We are currently developing an application to be used on
the internet. The application must have the ability to
function in conjunction with firewalls. Having looked at
what information can freely pass through a firewall, we
are considering using http. I am looking for white papers
on http and keeping sessions alive for long periods of
time. If I am correct http appears to be used for transaction
based processing, unless java usage has changed things.
Our primary concern is development of a CGI that can
communicate directly with the outside user on a socket once
the initial connection is made.
Any assistance is welcome. I am using a university account
so that our company remain anonomyous!!