well-known port

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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.

Last updated: 2002-10-06

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well-behavedwell-connectedwell-known portwell-ordered setWEP

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