#26 Apply for registered port number

2.2
wont-fix
nobody
None
5
2013-12-28
2011-10-30
Pander
No

Certain port numbers are registered to a service name. e.g. 80 to http and 443 to https. For language tool this could also be done via the following application form: http://www.iana.org/cgi-bin/usr-port-number.pl Currently, most language tools services are running on 8081.

The service name is usually no longer then 12 characters so I would propose:
- langtool # Language Tool
- langtools # Language Tool (secure version)

Note that if language tool might ever get a secure implementation (SSL, TLS or something else), this /could/ be done over the same port or the initial request should mention a portnumber +1 for a secure version or of course a completely different numbers as one cannot be very picky with these requests.

Discussion

  • Daniel Naber
    Daniel Naber
    2013-12-28

    I don't think this is needed. As we work over http(s), we don't need our own port number I think. We're just an application that exposes its features via http, like many apps do today.

     
  • Daniel Naber
    Daniel Naber
    2013-12-28

    • status: open --> wont-fix
    • Group: --> 2.2