Re: Intent To Split: netbase
>>"John" == John Goerzen <email@example.com> writes:
>> No real reason? Only one package can listen in on port 25, and
John> There is no real reason that all must listen on port 25.
Then you and I have very different opinions on what a working
MTA is. Indeed, the SMTP RFC's differ with your opinion as well
John> These aren't real reasons at all.
Given that, you have a curious definition of
``real''. Unfortunately, I do not think I find your definition of
real very interesting.
Brendan> I agree with you in general. But it would be nice if
Brendan> packages that conflicted on, say, portnumber, could let you
Brendan> choose another port to run them on, and maybe give the
Brendan> official port to one particular program (like alternatives
Brendan> for portnumbers). I realise quite a lot of programs have
Brendan> hardcoded portnumbers in the upstream source, and that for
Brendan> most purposes it wouldn't often be super useful, but it does
Brendan> have certain advantages.
One should optimize for the most common case. I think people
who can maneuver around the port numbers can also recompile or use
dpkg -x effectively.
I am unsure that the results are quite worth the effort that
needs be expended.
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