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authorAmerigo Wang <amwang@redhat.com>2010-05-05 00:27:06 (GMT)
committerDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>2010-05-16 06:28:40 (GMT)
commite3826f1e946e7d2354943232f1457be1455a29e2 (patch)
treea34055c7de762410b6a10c21ab5e1999fb38803b /Documentation/networking
parent9f977fb7ae9ddf565b4800854212fb9a1ed6c2ea (diff)
net: reserve ports for applications using fixed port numbers
(Dropped the infiniband part, because Tetsuo modified the related code, I will send a separate patch for it once this is accepted.) This patch introduces /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_local_reserved_ports which allows users to reserve ports for third-party applications. The reserved 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. Signed-off-by: Octavian Purdila <opurdila@ixiacom.com> Signed-off-by: WANG Cong <amwang@redhat.com> Cc: Neil Horman <nhorman@tuxdriver.com> Cc: Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@gmail.com> Cc: Eric W. Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
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diff --git a/Documentation/networking/ip-sysctl.txt b/Documentation/networking/ip-sysctl.txt
index 8b72c88..d0536b5 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/ip-sysctl.txt
+++ b/Documentation/networking/ip-sysctl.txt
@@ -588,6 +588,37 @@ ip_local_port_range - 2 INTEGERS
(i.e. by default) range 1024-4999 is enough to issue up to
2000 connections per second to systems supporting timestamps.
+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_reserved_ports
+ 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.
+
+ Default: Empty
+
ip_nonlocal_bind - BOOLEAN
If set, allows processes to bind() to non-local IP addresses,
which can be quite useful - but may break some applications.

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