[vlc-devel] [PATCH] rtsp: change default to unpriviledged

Pierre Ynard linkfanel at yahoo.fr
Thu Dec 9 02:04:21 CET 2010

> Does Apache default to port 8080 and 8443 because 80 and 443 are
> privileged? Do FTP servers not default to port 21 even though it
> is privileged?

Apache and FTP servers are coded and packaged for being run as root, and
out of the box. VLC is neither, it's even discouraged and made impossible.
However VLC's HTTP access output defaults to ports 8080 and 8443, not
sure why; is it only to avoid conflicts with real HTTP servers? Also,
the GUI makes RTSP stream outputs default to port 5544.

> Do we have a warranty that another user or another application is not
> already bound to 5544 or 8554?

Well I checked it, and port 8554 is assigned by the IANA as RTSP
alternative. Further than that, this is not a point since the same
question stands for port 554.

Pierre Ynard
"Une âme dans un corps, c'est comme un dessin sur une feuille de papier."

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