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Re: common ports and bind()

daemon@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (Wed May 18 01:47:11 1994 )

To: the Lyncx <BRANDON@cc.usu.edu>
Cc: coldstuff@MIT.EDU
In-Reply-To: Your message of Tue, 17 May 94 23:30:34 -0600.
Date: Wed, 18 May 94 01:45:03 EDT
From: Greg Hudson <ghudson@MIT.EDU>

> for existing ports in a regular OS, use the same portnumber with a
> prefix of 66.

This idea doesn't work so well for ports above 99 (e.g. news at 117).

> Following this scheme it would be a good idea to change 6666 to 6623
> (telnet), although that is only a shy rationalization, since you
> should be using a client other than telnet.

Moreover, as far as I know, no existing core implements the telnet
protocol (see RFC 854).