Error in Myers on Well Known Ports?

Discussion in 'Network+' started by arisen, Nov 10, 2005.

  1. arisen

    arisen Byte Poster

    Has anyone noticed in the Net+ MM book (p293) that he references the TCP/IP well known ports as being 0 to 1204? :eek:

    Is this just a typo, and he means 0 to 1024? (Although it's also printed as being 0 to 1204 in the glossary)

    However most sources on the net as well as my exam cram book quote the range as 0 to 1023 and the next range (the registered ports) start at 1024 to 49151 :dry

    So what's right and what's wrong? :blink

    (P.S. It's the third edition of the book)
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  2. Bluerinse
    Honorary Member

    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

    My money is on you 8)

    The well known ports are all listed here
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  3. ffreeloader

    ffreeloader Terabyte Poster

    I would say it's a typo. If you count from 0 to 1023 you come up with total of 1024 ports. I know I've mistakenly typed in 1024 when thinking of the top dynamic port number because I've been thinking total number of ports in my mind. It's an easy mistake to make and I'll bet you it would get by a whole lot of proofreaders just because there are 1024 ports of that designation.
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  4. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

    Rule 1 for any tech book - go to the web-site for the book and get the errata! :biggrin

    You will find the errata for this book corrects that error! (But not some other errors!)

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  5. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

    Well spotted! :)
    Certifications: MCSA 2003, MCDST, A+, N+, CTT+, MCT

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