> -----Original Message-----
> From: jm at jmason.org [mailto:jm at jmason.org]
> Sent: 20 November 2000 16:35
> To: Brendan Kehoe
> Cc: social at linux.ie>> Brendan Kehoe said:
>> > I wonder if the systems that make WAP functional are
> > themselves running Linux?
>> Fancy mentioning that -- I seem to recall bumping into an
> ILUG member at the AGM who mentioned doing a lot of the work
> on e-merge, in fact!
That would be me.
The e-merge infrastructure (email servers, wap gateways, DNS,
firewalls, LDAP, ...) use UNIX (Linux & Tru64), and all open
protocols. Loadsa nice big machines to play with there as you
can imagine :-)
Anyway in general I wouldn't bother too much about WAP
until version 2 comes out. The standard should be out in a couple
of months with implementations in about 1.5 years after that.
WAP 2.0 will be WAY different in my opinion from WAP 1.x
They shouldn't really call it WAP but however.
WAP 1.x was a protocol stack kinda derived from existing
open standards but they made a balls of it. For e.g.
they modified TLS slightly to create WTLS, but in the
process they seriously compromised the security. I could
go on, but in summary... Don't bother about WML/WMLscript
etc. (WAP 1.x) it will be subsumed by WAP 2.0 which will
have the following stack in my opinion:
various transports (GPRS, WCDMA, ...)
All these are open protocols already implemented on Linux.
Note you can get WAP 1.x gateways for Linux also (Kannel.org
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