Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] About transport name resolution with the new services file
From: Andrew Hood <[email protected]>
Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2007 17:08:09 +1000
Richard van der Hoff wrote:
> On Sat, 18 Aug 2007, Francois-Xavier Le Bail wrote:
>>Hi List,
>>In version 0.99.6 we have, by example :
>>Source   Destination   Protocol Info
>> TCP      3946 > http [ACK] ...
>>In version 0.99.7-SVN-22549 we have :
>>Source   Destination   Protocol Info
>> TCP      backupedge > http
>>[ACK] ...
>>The resolution from the new services file from IANA is
>>not relevant in such cases with random source port.
>>Perhaps this new resolution scheme should be optional.
> Perhaps it should just be more intelligent, and if one port is < 1024 and 
> the other isn't, just resolve the one less than 1024?
> On the other hand that doesn't solve the problem in the general case. I 
> guess it would be nice to make a decision based on where the SYN comes 
> from.

It it wasn't for Windows' broken behaviour in letting any port be
ephemeral, that might make some sense.

I have been forced to set registry values to make Windows behave more
like *nix. Reserve all ports below 32768. Make ephemerals be 32768-49151.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


Even that doesn't protect all "REGISTERED PORT NUMBERS". That would
require setting "ReservedPorts" to be 1-49151, and "MaxUserPort" to
something like 57344 (8192 available ephemerals) or 61440 (12288
available ephemerals).

There's no point in being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes.
                -- Dr. Who