Use of port 433 for news transport
Humes, David G.
David.Humes at jhuapl.edu
Fri Jan 25 14:52:03 UTC 2002
The news server that I inherited was configured to accept its feeds on port
433. We're in the process of switching over to a new ISP and they are
giving me grief on delivering my feed on anything but 119. They're running
Cyclone 1.4.2 and it looks like it's trivial to send a feed on an alternate
port. So, I don't understand the resistance. But, I am curious about the
history of port 433. From what I can determine at some point it was
considered desirable to have separate port numbers for newsreaders and news
routing agents. Seems like a reasonable idea. Did it every make it into a
draft? Is the use of port 433 becoming more or less common? Depending on
the answer to the previous question, would it be a good idea to convert my
other feeds to deliver on 119?
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