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SubjectRe: setting access rights to priviledged ports
On Wed, 21 Oct 1998, David Lang wrote:

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> does sendmail actually close the socket? I thought it maintained control
> of the socket and just closed each connection as it was opened.

You cannot get 'connection refused' from a bound-to socket. So yes, it
does close it.

Ion


> On Wed, 21 Oct 1998, Ion Badulescu wrote:
>
> > And btw even sendmail can be convinced to shut down, quite trivially --
> > just cause the load to go over the limit set in sendmail.cf and sendmail
> > will close its socket. Then you are free to bind to it if the port is over
> > 1023.


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