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well-known port

well-known port in Technology

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A TCP or {UDP port with a number in the range 0-1023 (originally 0-255). The well-known port numbers are assigned by the IANA and on most systems can only be used by system (or root) processes or by programs executed by privileged users.
(2002-10-06)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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