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Messaging over a Secured Network
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  Kathy
  All
  May 30, 2017 @ 09:11am

Hello all, I've been asked to create a Web API for sending out some requested data from our servers in JSON format.
But they don't want to open any port to the outside world! The only open ports are RDP ports!
I have a very limited knowledge about the network protocols, sockets and other network terms.
I was thinking if I can simulate the idea by receiving the outside messages through a hub first and then push the requests to the connected secured servers but I think even for sending and receiving messages/data through the hub, we will still need to open the ports.
I also remembered the "Cool Examples of Using wwDotNetBridge" and I was wondering if any/some of them could be helpful to solve my problem, like "Using SignalR to Broadcast Messages to many Clients"!
I would appreciate any help on this.
Thanks,
Kathy

Gravatar is a globally recognized avatar based on your email address. re: Messaging over a Secured Network
  Rick Strahl
  Kathy
  May 30, 2017 @ 05:49pm

In order to use anything Web you'll need to be able to run a Web server. So Web API and SignalR are both Web technologies that at their core require a Web server and Web protocol access.

If all you got is RDP ports to the outside world, you can't really do anything. The RDP port will be tied up with RDP (presumably), so you can't use that for messaging.

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Gravatar is a globally recognized avatar based on your email address. re: Messaging over a Secured Network
  Kathy
  Rick Strahl
  May 31, 2017 @ 07:32am

I'll let them know.
Thank you so much Rick.
Kathy

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