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Port Numbers – How does Transport layer identifies the Conversations

Port Numbers – How does Transport layer identifies the Conversations

Computers are today equipped with the whole range of different applications. Almost all of these applications are able in some way to communicate across the network and use Internet to send and get information, updates or check the correctness of user purchase. Consider they all these applications are in some cases simultaneously receiving and sending e-mail, instant messages, web pages, and a VoIP phone calls. In this situation the computer is using one network connection to get all this communication running. But how is it possible that this computer is never confused about choosing the right application that will receive a particular packet? We are talking about the computer that processes two or more communications in the same time for two or more applications running.

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TCP and UDP port numbers – complete list

This is a list of Internet socket port numbers used by application communication with TCP and UDP on the Transport Layer of the Internet Protocol Suite for the host-to-host communications.

Let’s see who makes it possible? The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) assigns all port numbers except Dynamic or Private ports. IANA is a standards organization in the world that is responsible for assigning various addressing standards.

There are different types of port numbers: Well Known Ports (Numbers 0 to 1023), Registered Ports (Numbers 1024 to 49151) and Dynamic or Private Ports (Numbers 49152 to 65535). The last porn number type Dynamic or Private Ports will not appear on our list because they are cannot be registered with IANA. This range is used for custom or temporary purposes and for automatic allocation of ephemeral ports. They are usually assigned dynamically to client applications when initiating a connection. It is not very common for a client to connect to a service using a Dynamic or Private Port, sometimes some peer-to-peer file sharing programs do.

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