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Re: packages using non-standard ports

On Sat, 02 Aug 2014 13:05:17 +0200
Daniel Pocock <daniel@pocock.pro> wrote:

> syslog-nagios-bridge needs to listen on a TCP port for connections
> from rsyslogd or whatever
> To make it easy for users (fully automated installation), I can
> a) configure the package to listen on some port (I use 30514)
> b) deploy a file /etc/rsyslog.d/nagios-bridge.conf with the config for
> the same port
> Doing this, the service starts working as soon as the package is
> installed.
> Do people feel it is a good idea for packages to grab non-standard
> ports like this?

Do both a) and b) - ensure that if the local admin changes the port
number, things continue working after service restart & reboot.


Neil Williams

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