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Controlling TCP/IP Services Portmapper?

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The Question is:

How to limit the range of ports assigned by Portmapper in Digital TCP/IP
 Services for OpenVMS 4.2?
The Alpha Server has been placed behind a firewall.  We must update the
 firewall rules everytime the server is rebooted because Portmapper appears to
 randomly assign port numbers.  Is it possible to force portmapper to use
 specific, non-reserved ports?  O
r perhaps, force Portmapper to assign ports within a non-reserved range?

The Answer is :

  Portmapper does not have this behaviour, but clients such as telnet
  can (and do) pick various ports.
  Please contact the Compaq Customer Support Center, as additional
  details on the ports and tools involved will be required.

answer written or last revised on ( 2-MAY-2001 )

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