Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] services file and port ranges
From: Andrew Feren <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2008 09:47:37 -0700 (PDT)
I vote to parse the range.

As parsing the range makes it easier to do something I want anyway, I'll post
a patch to the bugs list shortly.

-Andrew


--- "Maynard, Chris" <[email protected]> wrote:

> I noticed that IANA lists a few ports in ranges.  For example, x11 is
> listed as:
> x11             6000-6063/tcp   X Window System
> x11             6000-6063/udp   X Window System
> 
> But addr_resolv.c:parse_service_line() currently expects entries in
> services(5) format, i.e., a single port only.  So, should IANA be
> encouraged to change their format to avoid port ranges and comply with
> the format specified in services(5)?  Or, more likely, should the
> parsing of the services file be changed so that a range of ports is
> allowed and any port within the range will be returned as the
> corresponding service name?
> 
> - Chris
> References: http://www.iana.org/assignments/port-numbers.
> 
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-Andrew Feren
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