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daemon@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (Thu May 19 15:53:11 1994 )

Date: Thu, 19 May 1994 13:44:15 -0600 (MDT)
From: the Lyncx <BRANDON@cc.usu.edu>
To: coldstuff@MIT.EDU

< However, here's another point:  If you want to add a new standard service
< under Lynx's plan, you need to go through this whole process all over again
< to pick a port number and get everybody to agree that that number will
< represent that service forever and all time, and then hope that nothing you
< don't know about is going to kill everything dead...

well, no...The idea is to define some basic system and then a few basic startup
ports with this system.  The one I posted was to use ports xxxn, where n
increments for different services (starting at 0 for login).

< In my opinion, it is MUCH preferable to set up a system whereby services can
< be looked up and accessed by name, rather than some arbitrary

That would be the portmapper service (xxx1).

All i'm requesting is to standardize a system (like the xxxn) and a few basic
ports, like xxx0 through xxx3 (login, portmapper, link, smtp)  I may have
forgotten one or two...