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SubjectRe: [net-next PATCH v6 0/3] net: reserve ports for applications using fixed port numbers
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On Wednesday 10 March 2010 11:23:15 you wrote:
> Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> > I would add the restriction that the values in the list of ranges
> > always must be increasing, and in general restrict the set of accepted
> > values as much as possible. If we don't accept it now we don't have
> > to worry about some userspace application relying on some unitended
> > side effect a few years into the future.
>
> I don't think this is good.
>
> Suppose that when I just want to add one port into the list and keep the
> original ones, I want to do this:
>
> orig=$(cat ip_local_reserved_ports)
> new_list="$orig, $new_one"
> echo "$new_list" > ip_local_reserved_ports
>
> If we add this restriction, the above could be failed if the new port
> is lower than the original ones. This will be not convenient.
>
> > I think it is a serious bug that you clear the destination bitmap
> > in the middle of parsing it. That will either open or close all
> > ports in the middle of parsing, and I can't see how that would
> > ever be a good thing.
>
> Agreed.
>
> By the way, Octavian, any new updates?
>

Sorry, didn't got time to work on this lately, but I will submit a new version
I hope end of this week to address Eric's comments.



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