Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 643148
/etc/services needs pulseaudio 4713/tcp
Last modified: 2011-06-28 07:35:44 EDT
The default pulseaudio tcp-server port is 4713. /etc/services should list it.
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.
Lennart, who would be in best position to get an IANA assignment?
Lennart, ping... could you please answer if you are going to request IANA port number assignment to prevent future conflicts?
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.
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.
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...
I'll reopen this for now, so that one of those days I fill in the web form.
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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