Clarifying http entries in /etc/services

Bug #694894 reported by jhansonxi on 2010-12-28
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netbase (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: netbase

Port 8080 has the name "http-alt". The problem is that "http-alt" is not unique on IANA's list as it is shared with 8008 and 591:

Wikipedia has different name assignments:

RedHat implies a few more:

I recommend the following changes and additions:
http-alt 8008 # Alternate HTTP
http_alt 8080 webcache # WWW Caching service
http_alt_alt 8090 # Alternate HTTP

These being all unofficial there isn't any hard rule for their names/assignments and there are plenty of exceptions. There are a lot of firewall "help" sites that list the ones I'm recommending but I'm unsure if they are using different sources or just using Wikipedia's list. Deciding a popularity contest with Google isn't ideal but I'm more concerned with uniqueness in the service names versus popular usage.

8090 is used by Tsung/IDX-Tsunami but it's not in Ubuntu/Debian

VLC uses 8080 for streaming over http.

This was reported upstream:

Stéphane Graber (stgraber) wrote :

Syncing with Debian's status. 8090 seem to have been dropped, leaving just one http-alt now.

Changed in netbase (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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