Re: Newbie type questions

From: Jonathan Larmour <>
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 1996 13:01:52 +0100

At 15:51 20/08/96 -0700, Duane Wessels wrote:
> writes:
>>1) I notice Squid uses port numbers of 3128 for HTTP and 3130 for ICP
>> (I also noticed 3132 for FTP in a config.h file). What happened to
>> the regular 8080 port? Have the squid ports been registered and are
>> now official, or didn't somebody like 8080?
>the ports 3138-3130 are not official. They had just been chosen randomly.

Shouldn't they be registered with IANA? I would have hoped they would be
defined in the ICP standards. Its useful to know what port a proxy is
running on, because of e.g. neighbors needing to know not just the host
name, but the ports as well. If it were standardised, (although nothing more
than a default) life would be nicer.

I would have thought the Harvest 2.0 team would have done something about
it. Hmm...

Jonathan L.
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Received on Wed Aug 21 1996 - 05:04:09 MDT

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