[Libvir] Register libvirtd ports with IANA ?

Daniel Veillard veillard at redhat.com
Mon Jun 18 12:18:12 UTC 2007

On Mon, Jun 18, 2007 at 12:09:33PM +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> >For the libvirtd we currently use two ports
> >
> >  16509  - TCP unencrypted stream
> >  16514  - TLS encrypted stream
> >
> >My first thought is that we should really use consequetive port numbers
> >eg 16510 and 16511.
> A few comments ...
> We don't need to use two ports if we either use a "STARTTLS"-style 
> upgrading of unencrypted to encrypted connections (which is the 
> recommended way to do things instead of using two ports), or more simply 
> we just ditch unencrypted connections.  They're disabled by default 
> anyway and not in any way required unless we want libvirt to build 
> without GnuTLS.

  Well if we can implement the detection automatically, I'm all for reducing
to a single port !
  I still want to be able to build without the dependancy and optionally
allow unencrypted connections.

> No one got my ZX81 joke, obviously ...

Ahum, I certainly didn't, my childhood memory includes an UNIVAC but no ZX81!


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