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?!

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