Ok, this is a really funny thing that happened to me a few days ago while working with an outside vendor.
We were talking about an unnamed product by an unnamed vendor.
Tech: We connect using RSS to remote control the machine
Me: (With a dumb founded look) you use… RSS to connect?
Tech: Yeah, Remote System Support
Me: OOOHH That makes sense, So this webserver connects over port 80 and port 443, SSL right?
Tech: Oh No, 80 for HTTP and 443 is actually used for a java applet… not SSL…
Me: again dumb founded….. excuse me?
Ok, so what is the moral of this story? Developers, don’t reuse already established acronyms, and when you use a standard port.. use it for what its intended, PLEASE?!