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glibc ignores setting in /etc/bindresvport.blacklist

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Support Pack 2


The file "/etc/bindresvport.blacklist" does contain a list of port numbers between 600 and 1024 which should not be used by bindresvport. bindresvport is mostly called by RPC services to avoid that such services use a well-known port of another service.
The default setting of in this file does contain spaces between the port number and the comment sign; such entries are just ignored.


The bug has been fixed, but the fix has not yet been released. In order to have an official supported package from SUSE, it is necessary to contact SUSE Technical Services to get a PTF (Program Temporary Fix).


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  • Document ID:7002186
  • Creation Date: 15-Dec-2008
  • Modified Date:15-Mar-2021
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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