Re: Free TCP/IP port numbers?
On Sun, Oct 01, 2017 at 07:43:47AM -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Sunday 01 October 2017 03:34:19 email@example.com wrote:
> > On Sun, Oct 01, 2017 at 01:28:39AM -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
> > [...]
> > > > > Assuring that my port is not in this IANA list is not enough to
> > > > > ensure that my port number will not clash with a port number
> > > > > used by a Debian package (by default).
> > > > >
> > > > > So your answer to my question is wrong.
> > >
> > > In which case debian should publish the unlisted ports they do use,
> > > if for no other reason than to "stake a claim".
> > "Debian" "should". Gene, you "should" know better ;-)
> > Want to start with it? Write a script which scans the /etc files in
> > all Debian packages for network configurations.
> That might be possible IF you wanted to use a tool like grep, but in 30
> years I've not found a way to silence the "binary file matches" messages
> from grep.
You haven't looked hard enough. It's "grep -I".
Those manpages, sometimes reading them works wonders.