Port Collisions

Rob Austein (SRA@XX.LCS.MIT.EDU)
Wed, 14 May 1986 18:23 EDT

The collision problem with protocol names is not as severe as the with
(small) protocol numbers. People implementing private applications
tend to use ports in the low 500s (or working down from 1024), so
there is a fair chance that there will eventually be conflicts.
Whereas I doubt that Symbolics would have much trouble testing a new
service named "SYMBOLICS-PRIVATE-PROTOCOL-XYZ-PRIME". When a protocol
becomes well enough known and widely enough used that it needs a short
snappy name, -then- you go talk to the Socket Czar.


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