Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of Ticket #936, comment 3


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  • Ticket #936, comment 3

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    33Please point me to a reading or elaborate on the background of the design choice of per default using the same port on the client side as is used to connect to the server. I could imagine that it is around the NAT-traversal problem when using UDP.
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    5 Upon further input on the actual background I second #877 in regards of deeming it at least a glitch, since client side ports should use a port out of the ephemeral port range (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ephemeral_port) and been dynamically retrieved from the OS. That would not make assumptions on the availability of a specific port on the client-side by the configuration which usually is predifined by some means on the server-side.
     5Upon further input on the actual background I second #877 in regards of deeming it at least a glitch, since client side ports should use a port out of the ephemeral port range (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ephemeral_port) and been dynamically retrieved from the OS. That would not make assumptions on the availability of a specific port on the client-side by the configuration which usually is predifined by some means on the server-side. Also conflicts arising if using the default port and starting both a server and a client on the same host would be circumvented.
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