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Date:	Sun, 21 Feb 2010 09:58:54 +0800
From:	Cong Wang <amwang@...hat.com>
To:	Octavian Purdila <opurdila@...acom.com>
CC:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>,
	Linux Kernel Network Developers <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
	Linux Kernel Developers <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	Neil Horman <nhorman@...driver.com>,
	Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@...il.com>,
	"Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@...ssion.com>
Subject: Re: [net-next PATCH v5 0/3] net: reserve ports for applications using
 fixed port numbers

Octavian Purdila wrote:
> On Saturday 20 February 2010 10:11:40 you wrote:
> 
>> 2) I hope you could add some documentation to show the relations
>>     between ip_local_port_range and ip_local_reserved_ports.
>>
> 
> How does this sound:
> 
> ip_local_reserved_ports - list of comma separated ranges
>         Specify the ports which are reserved for known third-party
>         applications. These ports will not be used by automatic port
>         assignments (e.g. when calling connect() or bind() with port
>         number 0). Explicit port allocation behavior is unchanged.
> 
>         The format used for both input and output is a comma separated
>         list of ranges (e.g. "1,2-4,10-10" for ports 1, 2, 3, 4 and
>         10). Writing to the file will clear all previously reserved
>         ports and update the current list with the one given in the
>         input.
> 
>         Note that ip_local_port_range and ip_local_port_range settings
>         are independent and both are considered by the kernel when
>         determining which ports are available for automatic port
>         assignments.
> 
>         You can reserve ports which are not in the current
>         ip_local_port_range, e.g.:
> 
>         $ cat /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_local_port_range
>         32000   61000
>         $ cat /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_local_reserved_ports
>         8080,9148
> 
>         although this is redundant. However such a setting is useful
>         if later the port range is changed to a value that will
>         include the reserved ports.

This looks fine for me.

Thanks.

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