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Re: Free TCP/IP port numbers?




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On Sun, Oct 01, 2017 at 03:44:45PM +0300, Victor Porton wrote:
> Victor Porton wrote:
> 
> > We are going to install a range of software on a Debian Linux
> > installation. Because we run the same software (such as Celery) several
> > times, we need to use port numbers different than the standard Debian port
> > numbers chosen by default (because we can't run more than one instance of
> > a server with the same port, and thus using the standard port number for
> > all servers would fail).
> > 
> > How to choose TCP/IP port numbers for server software we run in such a way
> > that they don't clash with "standard" Debian port numbers?
> > 
> > In Debian are there any ranges of port numbers dedicated (so that they
> > wouldn't clash with "standard" that is used by default port numbers) for
> > servers configured by users?
> > 
> > Note that we run (at least some of) our software not as root, so we can't
> > use ports below 1024.
> 
> I received no satisfactory answer.
> 
> So I feel that there is no Debian policy on using port numbers.
> 
> This policy should be added to Debian!

I don't think so. I don't even think there is a policy which could ever
cater to the ~50K packages present in Debian.

Cheers
- -- t
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