[zeromq-dev] Using ephemeral port with signaler (Windows/Mono)

Pieter Hintjens ph at imatix.com
Wed Sep 3 13:46:41 CEST 2014

Afaik there was no specific reason to use a fixed port.

On Wed, Sep 3, 2014 at 10:52 AM, Doron Somech <somdoron at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> In NetMQ there is a problem with the Signaler class
> (https://github.com/zeromq/libzmq/blob/master/src/signaler.cpp) running on
> Linux with Mono, the issue it that from time to time the fixed port is
> already in use, although mutex is used (this only happen on Linix).
> I want to solve it by using ephemeral port on the Signaler instead of fix
> port (it will also make create sockets cheaper because no mutex is needed),
> I also see that in zeromq4 that is an option in the signaler implementation,
> however the option is not used because in the config file the signaler_port
> is not set to 0.
> Before making the change I want to know if there is a reason not to do it? I
> guess zeromq didn't use it for a reason? Can I exhaust the available ports?
> Any help will be appreciated,
> Doron
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