Port used for SIMPLE (SIP)

Ethan Blanton elb at pidgin.im
Thu May 17 15:57:18 EDT 2007

Dale Worley spake unto us the following wisdom:
> Does the SIMPLE code ask the kernel for a dynamically assigned port, or
> does it try to use 5060?  The former strategy is infinitely preferred,
> since Pidgin has no way of knowing whether 5060 is reserved (on this
> system) for another application.

It appears to use a dynamically assigned port between 5060 and 5160.
If someone else already has 5060, it will use 5061, ... 5159.

Are you experiencing trouble, or was this idle curiosity?


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