From: Harry Moreau (hmoreau at domain iona.com)
Date: Wed 12 May 1999 - 13:40:05 IST
On Wed, 12 May 1999, Paul Curtayne wrote:
>Another question: client machines are set to connect to the proxy
>server on port 90 (sic), is this wrong? HTTP requests usually go
>through port 80, right? If the server and clients are all set to 90 is
>this ok? Is it a good idea?
No, it's a very bad idea.
If you want to use a private port no. for http or any other protocol,
the port number MUST be greater than 1024. Why? Because
ports numbered less than this are reserved for registered, known services, such
as http, ftp, pop3, imap4 etc. etc.
I don't know off the top of my head what port 90 is for - but even if it isn't
currently reserved for something, it could be tomorrow.
Proxies are often given numbers in the 8000's.
-- -- Harry Moreau -------------
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