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Re: packages using non-standard ports

On Sat, 2014-08-02 at 13:05 +0200, Daniel Pocock 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?

Not really, no.  Isn't there a standard port for this?  (Annoyingly
514/tcp is assigned to a completely different protocol.)


Ben Hutchings
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