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Re: common ports and bind()

daemon@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (Wed May 18 02:15:03 1994 )

Date: Wed, 18 May 1994 00:10:23 -0600 (MDT)
From: the Lyncx <BRANDON@cc.usu.edu>
To: coldstuff@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).

I was under the impression that ports could be larger than 5 didgits (I cannot
remember the actual maxint, but I do know you could get 5 didgits out of it). 
I just fired up a facuet on port 100000 and it worked... (damn, whats the

<> 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).