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Re: Conflicting assignment of priviledged ports on boot

On Fri, 23 Sep 2005, Gernot Salzer wrote:
> - Modify portmap/bindresvport such that certain blacklisted
>   ports are skipped even if they are not yet in use when a
>   new priviledged port ist requested.

Since the braindamaged one here is portmap, that's probably best. Modify it
to never use anything that has an entry in /etc/services.  If we have too
much crap on /etc/services, clean that up a bit.

> The second solution requires only a few changes to Debian:
> - every daemon relying on a fixed port that might be affected by portmap
>   has to drop a file in /etc/portreserve upon package installation.

Nice amount of filesystem bloat to support broken design here.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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