Because flex uses another port for FDS instead of 80... A lot
of users have firewalls installed and cant use ports other than 80
or have to adjust there firewalls. I work at a company who just
can't use other ports..
When using FDS you exclude a lot of users from your
application (and thus potential customers). So you just cant create
like a webshop using FDS or some helpdesk at a company which
restricts ports other then 80.
Another problem is you have to specify an new port for every
flex application you host on your server. Every webapp needs its
own fds port. So you have to forward who ranges of ports in you
firewalls and systems..
I am a big fan of flex, but this would be a problem if i
start selling flex to client (like big insurance agency's or large
companies) because it is just not acceptable to exclude users from
accessing your site..
So FDS usefull or not? (or maybe there is some way to fix
this issue, that i dont know about?)