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Re: Service names on machines with bad service files

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: Service names on machines with bad service files
Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2011 14:27:28 -0500
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On Mon, 26 Sep 2011 19:01:56 +0200 Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden> 

LMI> Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden> writes:
>> I think this is the best solution: map service names to ports in an
>> OS-specific way.

LMI> Service names aren't really OS-specific.  :-)

They are.  You're thinking of the "famous" ones like imaps, but there
are many unstandardized "lesser celebrities" that are only relevant in
the W32 domain for instance.

>> For W32, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/832017 could be used.  It gives
>> several standard port assignments in tables.  That whole article could
>> be transformed into a "services" file at compile time or provided
>> dynamically.

LMI> I don't really think that helps much.  imaps is 993, and nothing else.

We could hard-code just the ones we need in a global table, if you want
to limit the scope to that.  I was proposing something more adaptable
that would serve as a platform services reference.  Perhaps that's
overengineering it but I was misled by the thread subject :)


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