Re: [dcdev] adc
Todd Pederzani
2004-01-21 2:40
Direct Connect developers

david vargas (nny) wrote:

so i recommend using a port above 1024... not like its difficult to say
which port to use, but might as well mention it at the start...

I don't think ADC should have *any* default port - ie. each hub address should be fully qualified like: adc://hubname.domain.tld:port   It should be left up to _implementations_ to pick a random port when a hub is first configured/created (and then registered to a public list - something ADC doesn't touch on yet), and to make sure that port isn't likely firewalled (like the backorifice [or other trojan] ports).  Of course, if you want to make it easy to block the new protocol, we could go back to a forced client and server listening port.

If we randomize ports, Packeteer's Packetshaper will probably keep up anyway, but port-based firewalling systems will be defeated.

- Todd
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