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Apple Web Server behind firewall

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I'm not sure this question belongs to this section.  Nevertheless:

How can I access Apple Personal Web Server running in System 8 behind firewall?  The same question for MS Personal Web Server for Mac.  I've heard that if you explicitly indicate port number after the server name (like http://128.224.28.12:138/, you can get to the server despite firewall.  As I recall, by default the port number was 138, or 148, or something, but I forgot, and could not find the source where I've read this.  Does anybody know?  Or is there a way to set the port number that Personal Web Server will use?
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n0thing earned 50 total points
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Technicaly, you can't access a Web page behind a firewall. It
will simply defeat the purpose of the firewall itself. Web pages
are on the DMZ zone, please read the firewall FAQ for more info.
on it. Web/ftp/telnet are passing thru a proxy, but it's one way,
intertal traffic could pass ... but the firewall will block any
incoming request for any machine on the internal network.
If your admin are opening "holes" in your firewall to let Web traffic pass thru the firewall to access an internal machine, they're simply clueless. By the way, the port could be anything.
The default port for HTTP protocol is 80.

Minh Lai
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Thanks for your answer.  I may have mixed up something, perhaps what I've read was not about web server, but about AppleTalk IP behind firewall.  The purpose of firewalls is pretty clear to me, but unfortunately too many system administrators abuse the concept, being paranoid about unauthorized access.  Which in my view isn't big deal in 99% of cases.

Anyway, thank you for your time.

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