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Programming Windows® Services with Microsoft® Visual Basic® 2008 by Michael Gernaey

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Services as Clients

Some servers act as a client to other services, servers, and applications. Even in listening services, or server services, parts of the service can act as a client. In this section we’ll look at some of the ways in which a service acts as a client using standard Internet protocols and how you can help ensure that your services use secure communications. The code for this demonstration is quite simple—we’re simply extending code from previous chapters to include secured communications.

Securing the HTTP Client Service

In Chapter 9, we created an Http client service that allowed us to gather status information from a Web page and then have the results stored in a database. In this section, we’ll take the existing service and extend ...

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