Bug 643148 - /etc/services needs pulseaudio 4713/tcp
/etc/services needs pulseaudio 4713/tcp
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: setup (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ondrej Vasik
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2010-10-14 15:19 EDT by Frank Ch. Eigler
Modified: 2011-06-28 07:35 EDT (History)
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Description Frank Ch. Eigler 2010-10-14 15:19:18 EDT
The default pulseaudio tcp-server port is 4713.  /etc/services should list it.
Comment 1 Ondrej Vasik 2010-10-14 15:58:08 EDT
According to http://www.iana.org/assignments/port-numbers is not registered in IANA. I think pulseaudio should formally request that assignment, otherwise this port is free and unassigned and anyone in future could take it. I could of course do an exception and add this into /etc/services separately, but I would prefer more formal way to prevent future port conflicts.
Comment 2 Frank Ch. Eigler 2010-10-14 16:25:30 EDT
Lennart, who would be in best position to get an IANA assignment?
Comment 3 Ondrej Vasik 2010-11-12 06:31:35 EST
Lennart, ping... could you please answer if you are going to request IANA port number assignment to prevent future conflicts?
Comment 4 Lennart Poettering 2010-11-21 20:32:13 EST
Hmm, I am not really sure if this is really necessary. Is this a burning issue? I mean, if somebody cares enough we can definitely requests an IANA assignment, but I personally don't really think this matters. After all the PA proto is used in very controlled environments only and never spoken on the internet.
Comment 5 Frank Ch. Eigler 2010-11-21 21:32:15 EST
Lennart, it's not burning, just believe it has some documentation
value to a user/sysadmin, and it would preclude the port number's future
reassignment to some other widget.

While the form at http://www.iana.org/cgi-bin/usr-port-number.pl
asks one to describe packet details for hypothetical future protocols,
I expect a URL or two to pulseaudio.org would suffice.
Comment 6 Ondrej Vasik 2010-11-22 01:32:38 EST
In fact there are already some entries (~4 commented) in /etc/services without IANA reservation, so I added 4713 entry for pulseaudio as well in rawhide setup. However, I would still suggest PA IANA assignment - just for the safety...
Closing RAWHIDE.
Comment 7 Lennart Poettering 2010-11-24 20:30:27 EST
I'll reopen this for now, so that one of those days I fill in the web form.
Comment 8 Ondrej Vasik 2010-11-25 01:02:02 EST
Maybe separate rawhide reminder bugzilla against pulseaudio would be better ;) - I don't see any reason why to keep the one against setup opened(as I already added this port to /etc/services with unreserved in IANA remark).
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