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Re: [OCLUG-Tech] Re TCP Ports -- and the little guy listening

Martin; Thank You, Thank You;

No wonder nothing made sense.

On Wed, 2005-07-27 at 16:06 -0400, Martin Hicks wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 27, 2005 at 04:02:31PM -0400, William Case wrote:
> > Thank you Kevin;
> > 
> > Does the port number in the header end up as, or refer to, a specific
> > physical location on my computer (memory) or is it just a label that
> > tells my cpu which program to call in order to process the message?  
> It is just a label.  Memory allocation location has nothing to do with
> it.
> mh

Somehow I had got it fixed in my head that a TCP port was something
physical as are a serial or parallel port.

All the "listening" metaphors now make sense.

Regards Bill