Reserving "special" port numbers in the kernel ?

From: Arun Sharma (
Date: Fri Nov 15 2002 - 19:00:37 EST

One of the Intel server platforms has a magic port number (623) that
it uses for remote server management. However, neither the kernel nor
glibc are aware of this special port.

As a result, when someone requests a privileged port using
bindresvport(3), they may get this port back and bad things happen.

Has anyone run into this or similar problems before ? Thoughts on
what's the right place to handle this issue ?


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