Deprecating portreserve

Tim Waugh twaugh at
Wed Jun 29 15:48:58 UTC 2011

Now that systemd is used by default, I think it is time to deprecate

For those unfamiliar with it, portreserve is a small utility which binds
specific network ports early on during the boot process, so that
services using those ports can claim them when they start.  The point is
to avoid accidental clashes when services use random unbound privileged

Currently portreserve has a SysV initscript.  It doesn't make a lot of
sense to migrate it to a systemd service unit because of the fact that
systemd avoids the problem.

Any objections to this?

Relevant bug report:


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