Russ Allbery rra at
Mon Sep 20 17:01:17 UTC 1999

Kjetil Torgrim Homme <kjetilho at> writes:

> Well, 433 is really a given, since it's in the assigned-numbers list
> from IANA.  This would certainly have bit me, if I upgraded, since I run
> nnrpd out of inetd.  Is that an unusual thing to do?

No, not at all.  I'll add 443.

> I've seen 434, but that's assigned to something else, likewise for 120.
> Would it be worthwhile to get another number assigned?

Possibly, but note that this only applies to low-numbered ports.  You can
use any high-numbered port (>1023) that you want, since the r* command
bouncing attacks can't be performed from them (they're not trusted).

Russ Allbery (rra at         <URL:>

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