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

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Thu Dec 9 02:10:03 CET 2010


On Thursday 09 December 2010, Pierre Ynard wrote:
> > 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.

We have the vlc-wrapper; this is not true.

> 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?

So VLC is not a real RTSP server? Then why don't we admit it and remove the 
VoD altogether?

Besides, I was not responsible for those default ports, so there is no 

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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