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Recommendations on Using Assigned Transport Port Numbers (RFC7605)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000242734D
Original Publication Date: 2015-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2015-Aug-08
Document File: 48 page(s) / 58K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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J. Touch: AUTHOR

Abstract

This document provides information and advice to application and service designers on the use of assigned transport port numbers. It provides a detailed historical background of the evolution of transport port numbers and their multiple meanings. It also provides specific recommendations to designers on how to use assigned port

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                          J. Touch Request for Comments: 7605                                       USC/ISI BCP: 165                                                     August 2015 Category: Best Current Practice ISSN: 2070-1721

         Recommendations on Using Assigned Transport Port Numbers

Abstract

   This document provides recommendations to designers of application    and service protocols on how to use the transport protocol port    number space and when to request a port assignment from IANA.  It    provides designer guidance to requesters or users of port numbers on    how to interact with IANA using the processes defined in RFC 6335;    thus, this document complements (but does not update) that document.    It provides guidelines for designers regarding how to interact with    the IANA processes defined in RFC 6335, thus serving to complement    (but not update) that document.

Status of This Memo

   This memo documents an Internet Best Current Practice.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force    (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has    received public review and has been approved for publication by the    Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on    BCPs is available in Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at    http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7605.

Touch                     Best Current Practice                 [Page 1]
 RFC 7605         Recommendations for Transport Port Use      August 2015

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   Copyright (c) 2015 IETF Trust and the persons identified as the    document authors.  All rights reserved.

   This document is subject to BCP 78 and the IETF Trust's Legal    Provisions Relating to IETF Documents    (http://trustee.ietf.org/license-info) in effect on the date of    publication of this document.  Please review these documents    carefully, as they describe your rights and restrictions with respect    to this document.  Code Components extracted from this document must    include Simplified BSD License text as described in Section 4.e of    the Trust Legal Provisions and are provided without warranty as    described in the Simplified BSD License.

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................3

   2. Conventions Used in This Document ...............................3

   3. History .........................................................3

   4. Current Port Number Use .........................................5

   5. What is a Port Number? ....................................