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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:
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    > > 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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