Re: ipv4 bind()ing bug

David S. Miller (
Sat, 13 Sep 1997 22:49:42 -0400

From: (Alan Cox)
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 1997 15:45:26 +0100 (BST)

> zero. Normal un*x behavior is to assign a "random" port number
> between IPPORT_RESERVED (1024) and IPPORT_USERRESERVED (5000).
> Linux, however, assigns a port number between 1024 and 32767.
> This can be a

Solaris does something similar as do SGI nowdays - its a big win to
do so, and 4000 user ports isnt enough.

I think it's time somebody added the sysctls for these values.

David "Sparc" Miller