Bug#376942: listens on 31416 instead of 1043

Robert Millan rmh at aybabtu.com
Fri Jul 7 13:50:40 UTC 2006

tags 376942 upstream

On Fri, Jul 07, 2006 at 08:25:56AM +0200, Frank S. Thomas wrote:
> On Wednesday 05 July 2006 21:31, Robert Millan wrote:
> > boinc-client listens for connections on port 31416 instead of 1043, which
> > is the one assigned by IANA for boinc.
> >
> > I know 1043 conflicts with some abusive software from microsoft, but this
> > is not an issue on debian systems is it? :)
> That's right, but what do we gain if we change the port back to 1043? Third 
> party tools (like KBoincSpy) rely on the fact that a specific BOINC version 
> uses a specific port number. We would have to change all BOINC tools in 
> Debian and we would have to teach our users that we are deviating from 
> upstream with no good reasons.

Uhm yes, as you put it, it'll have to be fixed in upstream first.

Robert Millan

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