Coda File System

yer port numbers suck

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Date: Wed, 15 Apr 1998 14:33:05 -0400
No, I think one arcane animal has a hardcoded portnumber.

To make your filterlife even more complicated, we are working on a

Peter writes:
 >   I just decided to add the coda ports to my packet filter.  What a pain in
 > the ass.
 >   Rather than having one filter entry of ipfwadm -I -W eth0 -p reject -P udp
 > -D 1355:1362, I have to have 8 separate entries or in the unknown
 > future, 4 of my client application UDP connections will fail miserably and
 > then everything will return to normal.  I haven't done the TCP filters, but
 > they're going to be a pain also.
 >   For the future, please register a SOLID BLOCK of VERY HIGH port numbers with
 > the IANA.  Preferrably in the area of 30000 to 32000.  A machine would have to
 > be up for a very long time before it started dispensing in that range.
 >   I wonder if I just change the entries in /etc/services will that remap the
 > ports for ALL APPLICATIONS in the coda suite.
 > -- 
 > Bob Forsman                         
Received on 1998-04-15 15:40:35