[Server-devel] MPP port selection
wad at laptop.org
Mon May 7 17:55:57 EDT 2007
On Apr 10, 2007, at 8:41 AM, Holger Levsen wrote:
> On Thursday 05 April 2007 20:57, John Watlington wrote:
>> I am suggesting that we change from port 953 (rndc) to port 16,
>> currently unassigned.
>> The open question is whether we should proceed with IANA registration
>> for this
>> service. How long is the MPP service going to be needed ?
>> It is likely that we would have to change ports again after
>> registration, unless they give
>> us 16...
> I don't think it's likely that they'll give out such low numbers.
> So wouldnt
> it be better to register a higher number in the first place? 716,
> 816 and 916
> are unassigned, 716 at the beginning of an unassigned block of
> (Please correct me if I wrongly understood MPPs as Mesh Portal
> title=Mesh_Network_Details#Mesh_Portals) -
> I would expect those to be needed forever ;)
IANA specifically warns against picking a number and then requesting it.
The use of port 16 is temporary, and the MPP discovery mechanism is
redesigned by the mesh networking team.
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