Dynamic port use

Francois Botha igitur at email.com
Fri May 16 14:56:42 EDT 2008

Ethan Blanton wrote:
> Mayank Jain Nawal spake unto us the following wisdom:
>> At most of the places chatting is not allowed, to stop users from doing that 
>> port numbers are generally blocked. So are we still using port numbers for 
>> identifying that the traffic belong to specific application (I guess in 
>> pidgin we are are using port numbers). 
> What are you trying to say?  This email does not make sense.
Isn't he trying to say that, when an IM server supports more than one 
port, Pidgin should cycle through all known supported ports and connect 
on the first one available?

I don't agree that it should be done, but I think that's what he means.


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