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Integrate Portreserve


Integrate the port reservation utility into the distribution so that servers requiring privileged ports know to use portrelease in their initscripts.


  • Name: TimWaugh

Current status

  • Targeted release:
  • Last updated: 2008-05-15
  • Percentage of completion: 60%

Detailed Description

The portreserve utility prevents RPC services taking specified privileged TCP ports. It does this by reserving them at boot, and provides a mechanism for releasing them on demand.

This is important for non-RPC services which require privileged ports, such as CUPS.

The portreserve package has been accepted into Fedora and the cups package has been modified to use it.

All that remains is to identify the services that should use it and to adjust their initscripts. The packaging guidelines may need updating as well, so that future packages that use portreserve do so consistently.

Benefit to Fedora

This will fix bug #430825, bug #103401, and other duplicates.


To be determined.

Test Plan

To be determined.

User Experience

Services don't randomly fail on boot.


The portreserve package review.

Contingency Plan

Leave services randomly failing.


Release Notes