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+ - Video chat over port 80? 1

Submitted by bj bignell
bj bignell (1120471) writes "Everytime I have tried to do video chat, it has failed. And everytime, it's because the network (office net, wifi, whatever) is blocking the ports used by the chat client.

What is the reason for using custom ports for video chat? Why can't port 80 be used to allow basic video chat? Is the limitation technical or more of a "we've never done it that way" type of problem?"

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