Bug 624399 - rresvport man entry misleading
Summary: rresvport man entry misleading
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: man-pages (Show other bugs)
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Version: 12
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Ivana Varekova
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2010-08-16 10:19 UTC by JW
Modified: 2010-09-08 13:21 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-09-08 13:21:34 UTC
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Description JW 2010-08-16 10:19:34 UTC
Description of problem:
The man entry for rresvport states: "The rresvport() function is used to obtain a socket with a privileged address bound to it." Then it continues to state: "Privileged Internet ports are those in the range 0 to 1023." All of which is true. But in actual fact the notes fail to mention that rresvport() returns a port number in the range 512 through 1023 only.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. man rresvport

Actual results:
See description

Expected results:
It should instead state: "The rresvport() function is used to obtain a socket with its port number bound to an available value between 512 and 1023 inclusive, being a subset of the privileged port range (0 through 1023).

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Comment 1 Ivana Varekova 2010-09-08 13:21:34 UTC
Thanks fixed in man-pages-3.26-1.

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