Re: Port Collisions


Benson I. Margulies (Margulies@SCRC-YUKON.ARPA)
Thu, 15 May 86 07:49 EDT


    Date: Wed 14 May 86 19:54:03-EDT
    From: "J. Noel Chiappa" <JNC@XX.LCS.MIT.EDU>

            Right. What happens if you pick a name for your private
    protocol that happens to be exactly the same as the name someone else
    picked for their private protocol? You are merely using strings
    instead of numbers; the same problems can happen. The set of possible
    identifiers is still pretty small, if people use descriptive english
    words for services.
            Now, if you preface all your private services with some
    personal string, e.g. 'SYMBOLICS-', as in 'SYMBOLICS-NEW-FILE' then
    maybe you have a valid point.

That is exactly my plan.

            Noel
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