I am not sure if this is possible or necessary,  but the use of port 449 to
assign the actual port could be useful for load balancing.  If the system
has more than 1 network card, the "port assigner" could route the connection
to a nic that is the least busy.

Steve Richter

----- Original Message -----
From: <thomas@inorbit.com>
To: <midrange-l@midrange.com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2001 12:35 AM
Subject: Re: Dynamic server ports


On Thu, 13 December 2001, James Rich wrote:

> Well IMNSHO the use of port 449 for this stuff is stupid.  Want to connect
> to the telnet server?  Use port 23.  Want to use other services?  Connect
> to the appropriate port.  But wait, that is what 449 is supposed to be:
> the appropriate port.  Why do we need a standard to tell us what is
> already an existing standard?

For standard ports, there's usually no problem. But which port will you
connect to on my system to reach the tom_liotta_examples service? And when I
change that port at midnight because I need to use it for the black_hole
service, which port will you connect to then?

Tom Liotta

Tom Liotta
The PowerTech Group, Inc.
19426 68th Avenue South

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