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You can, in theory, use any value that fits in a 16-bit integer (that is, any number below 65536) as a TCP port, if it isn't in use for anything else. However, there are some caveats: Low ports (below 1024) are reserved for specific services, and also are restricted by the operating system. You can't create a server listening on those ports without special ...


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What other port I can use? Can I use any port? For example 8554 (random guess). Any port above 1024 should work fine for a normal user account running a web server. So, 8554 should work for you. Ports below 1024 are usually considered privileged, and normal users are not typically allowed to run services on them. For more information, see, for example, this ...


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