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Re: ports

daemon@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (Sun May 22 02:05:37 1994 )

Date: Sun, 22 May 1994 01:59:28 -0400 (EDT)
From: William B Fisher <wbfst1+@pitt.edu>
To: coldstuff@MIT.EDU
In-Reply-To: <01HCJF3PC64IBWC3GQ@cc.usu.edu>

OK, I have returned to comment on this subject:

Default ports are keen.  However, if someone wants to change that, they
should be able to.  Of course, this brings up the problem of how to
tell WHAT ports person_x is using.  For instance, I hate the idea of
using 5550..that's such a boring port number.  For Phoenix, I would use
something like 1717 or maybe some other derivation there-on.  (For the
reasoning, you should remember that the culture of the theme places
quite a bit of respect in the number 17).  Of course, this implies
I would not want to connect to other MUDs, so it may not be important,
And I could run the other services (finger, etc) on the standard ports.

Tough to say.