Pure Boo WCF problem

I have been trying to create a pure WCF service that exposes metadata.
Learning WCF implies that MexHttpBinding exists as a class that can be used like HttpBinding.

Unfortuantely I get HTTP 405 errors!

The following host:

namespace IndigoService

import System
import System.ServiceModel
import System.ServiceModel.Description

host = ServiceHost(typeof(IndigoService.HelloIndigoService), Uri(“http://localhost:8000/HelloIndigo”))

mexBehaviour = ServiceMetadataBehavior()
mexBehaviour.HttpGetEnabled = true

host.AddServiceEndpoint(typeof(IndigoService.IHelloIndigoService), BasicHttpBinding(), “HelloIndigoService”);
host.AddServiceEndpoint(typeof(System.ServiceModel.Description.IMetadataExchange), BasicHttpBinding(), “mex”);

print “Press any key to terminate”

Running the service and calling:

C:devboowcf>svcutil /o:serviceproxy.cs /config:app.config http://localhost:8000/HelloIndigo/mex

Produces the following errors:

Microsoft (R) Service Model Metadata Tool
[Microsoft (R) Windows (R) Communication Foundation, Version 3.0.4506.30]
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

Attempting to download metadata from ‘http://localhost:8000/HelloIndigo/mex’ usi
ng WS-Metadata Exchange or DISCO.
Microsoft (R) Service Model Metadata Tool
[Microsoft (R) Windows (R) Communication Foundation, Version 3.0.4506.30]
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

Error: Cannot obtain Metadata from http://localhost:8000/HelloIndigo/mex

If this is a Windows (R) Communication Foundation service to which you have acce
ss, please check that you have enabled metadata publishing at the specified addr
ess.  For help enabling metadata publishing, please refer to the MSDN documentat
ion at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=65455.

WS-Metadata Exchange Error
    URI: http://localhost:8000/HelloIndigo/mex

    Metadata contains a reference that cannot be resolved: ‘http://localhost:800

    Content Type application/soap+xml; charset=utf-8 was not supported by servic
e http://localhost:8000/HelloIndigo/mex.  The client and service bindings may be

    The remote server returned an error: (415) Cannot process the message becaus
e the content type ‘application/soap+xml; charset=utf-8’ was not the expected ty
pe ‘text/xml; charset=utf-8’..

    URI: http://localhost:8000/HelloIndigo/mex

    There was an error downloading ‘http://localhost:8000/HelloIndigo/mex’.

    The request failed with the error message:

<s:Envelope xmlns:s=”http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/”><s:Body><s:Fault
><faultcode xmlns:a=”http://schemas.microsoft.com/ws/2005/05/addressing/none”>a:
ActionNotSupported</faultcode><faultstring xml:lang=”en-GB”>The message with Act
ion ” cannot be processed at the receiver, due to a ContractFilter mismatch at
the EndpointDispatcher. This may be because of either a contract mismatch (misma
tched Actions between sender and receiver) or a binding/security mismatch betwee
n the sender and the receiver.  Check that sender and receiver have the same con
tract and the same binding (including security requirements, e.g. Message, Trans
port, None).</faultstring></s:Fault></s:Body></s:Envelope>

If you would like more help, type “svcutil /?”

It appears that mex must be enabled in a config file – you can’t do it in code!

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