Port used for SIMPLE (SIP)

chrisjames_71 chrisjames_71 at yahoo.com
Sat May 19 09:05:45 EDT 2007

Ok, what in the heck does the ports have to do with buddy icon problems?
Saying my ports are wrong? =^D

Dale Worley-2 wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-05-17 at 15:57 -0400, Ethan Blanton wrote:
>> 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?
> It turned out that my instance of Pidgin was using 5070, which was
> needed by the SIP PBX I was trying to test-run on the same host.
> Given that Pidgin is a SIP client and can register with any port that it
> feels like with no effect on the user, it really should leave the choice
> of port up to the kernel (which presumably knows the local policy).
> (IMHO)
> Dale
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