Unknown UDP port opened by bind ?

Gregg Rosenberg gregg at ricis.com
Mon Mar 27 12:47:31 UTC 2000

What port would you recommend be used instead of UDP 1024, If one chose to 
override the UDP source port of 1024.

At 11:44 PM 03/26/2000, Barry Margolin wrote:
>In article <slrn8dtadr.1kn.bounce at holiday.home.org>,
>  <bounce at cerebus.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> >I'm running bind 8.2.2-p3 with Red Hat Linux 6.0.  When bind is started,
> >besides TCP and UDP ports on 53, a "netstat -a" shows that bind is
> >listening on UDP port 1024 ?  Any idea what this is ?
>This is the source port it uses when it sends out queries.  Normally it
>selects an unused high port, but you can override it with the source-port
>option in named.conf.
>Barry Margolin, barmar at bbnplanet.com
>GTE Internetworking, Powered by BBN, Burlington, MA
>*** DON'T SEND TECHNICAL QUESTIONS DIRECTLY TO ME, post them to newsgroups.
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Gregg Rosenberg -- N9NNO
gregg at ricis.com

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