On Thursday, September 11, 2003, at 08:59 AM, Paul Theodoropoulos wrote:i also run a *third* smtpd for customers who are on networks that block outbound port 25, i also run one called smtpd-2525, which is the alternate port i offer those customers to use to bypass the blocking.
There's actually a port reserved for that (called message submission) -- port 587. Many of my customers have been using it (including myself for when I travel and use various dialups or other unfamiliar networks).
yeah, i don't doubt it. however, the concept of ports is difficult enough to understand for most average end-users. by using 2525, it makes it easier mnemonically for them to switch between the well-known port and the alternative. I suppose someday someone may experience a conflict if they try running "MS V-Worlds" which is the name for 2525, but so far, no problems. ;^)
Paul Theodoropoulos http://www.anastrophe.com