Question for Brian, streak, those in the know

david morel (dmorel@stny.lrun.com)
Thu, 16 Jul 1998 14:55:22 -0400


I am setting up a few domains at work today on an NT server. Since this is mindless work for the most part
I began to wonder about something. CU ref's and clients are all using port 7640 (or something close to that)
Why is it that there is no way to change the port that a reflector listens on?
What I mean is, you have an FTP or HTTP server, they deafault to port 21 and 80 respectively, but you
have the option of changing these to whatever you want. What I can't figure out it is if you could add this
to a reflector package (Like Eref) would it bomb? Granted you would have a problem with the clients
connecting because they all use the default port. Surely using a domain name, alias or cloaking that pointed
to the proper port would work though... OR I seem to be leading myself to believe.
I am thinking about this because UNIX boxes can run multiple IP's while NT can not, this would be a good
solution for hosting multiple reflectors on one machine without having multiple IP's.
Sure just use seperate CID's is one way, and you have to ask: how many people have machines and bandwidth capable of running several reflectors?
Still- I am curious, would this be something that is just out of the question, or could it be done?
Regards,
-david