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Do I need expose metadata even...?

I wrote wcf serivce and consume it. Do I need to expose metadata over mex endpoint. Why need to expose the metadata. Is it compusory because I am not generating any proxy (using svcutil, add service reference or any other). I am consuming through channelfactory.

So my question
1) Is it compulsory to expose metadata even I don't want to generate proxy
2) What are the effect with and without metadata endpoint

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Kiran Sonawane
Kiran Sonawane
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Ans 1 : No, it's not compulsory
Ans 2 : Outer world may not get the information about your wcf service, if you don't expose the metadata either by implementing the MEX endpoint or by httpGetEnabled tag.
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