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    SubjectRe: Reserving "special" port numbers in the kernel ?
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    > xavier.bestel@free.fr (Xavier Bestel) writes:
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    >> Le sam 16/11/2002 à 01:00, Arun Sharma a écrit :
    >> > One of the Intel server platforms has a magic port number (623) that
    >> > it uses for remote server management. However, neither the kernel nor
    >> > glibc are aware of this special port.
    >> >
    >> > As a result, when someone requests a privileged port using
    >> > bindresvport(3), they may get this port back and bad things happen.
    >> >
    >> > Has anyone run into this or similar problems before ? Thoughts on
    >> > what's the right place to handle this issue ?
    >>
    >> run a dummy app at startup which reserves that port ?
    >
    > Yes, I'm already aware of this one, but was looking for a lighter weight
    > solution (ideally a config file change) that doesn't involve running an
    > extra process (think of doing this on a large number of machines).

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