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Re: Connecting to a CVS-server on port *2402*

From: Harald Kucharek
Subject: Re: Connecting to a CVS-server on port *2402*
Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2001 15:51:26 +0100

Larry Jones wrote:
> Christensen Torben Bach writes:
> >
> > I did consider changing the standard IBM setup, but gave it up (David
> > Thornley's reply explains excactly why - thank you, David).
> > I'm no AIX expert and I want to sleep at night... so I went for a free port.
> Rumor has it that there's a patch available from IBM to fix their
> mistake.
> > Personally I think that when a program *insists* on using a certain port it
> > is as annoying as when a program insists on installing in a certain
> > directory on your C:-drive!
> I would agree with you except that there is no official registration
> authority for directories on the C: drive, whereas there *is* an
> official registration authority for TCP/IP port numbers.  IBM has no
> business using a port number in the registered range without registering
> it, particularly not one that's already registered to someone else.
> That said, I do support Derek's change to allow specifying the port
> number in $CVSROOT, but I strongly encourage you to let IBM know you're
> not happy with the situation.  They need to understand that such
> antisocial behavior is unacceptable.

Have a look at (long 
(you get there from the homepage)

#                          Clay Maeckal <address@hidden>
opequus-server  2400/tcp   OpEquus Server
opequus-server  2400/udp   OpEquus Server
#                          Gavin Hutchinson <address@hidden>
cvspserver      2401/tcp   cvspserver
cvspserver      2401/udp   cvspserver
#                          Jim Kingdon <address@hidden>
taskmaster2000  2402/tcp   TaskMaster 2000 Server
taskmaster2000  2402/udp   TaskMaster 2000 Server
taskmaster2000  2403/tcp   TaskMaster 2000 Web
taskmaster2000  2403/udp   TaskMaster 2000 Web
#                          Ed Odjaghian <address@hidden>
iec870-5-104    2404/tcp   IEC870-5-104
iec870-5-104    2404/udp   IEC870-5-104
#                          Walter Eichelburg <address@hidden>
trc-netpoll     2405/tcp   TRC Netpoll
trc-netpoll     2405/udp   TRC Netpoll
So if ou simply use somethin' else but 2401 you may be bound for the next 


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