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From: Lev Givon (lev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-08-30 21:31:25

Received from George Bosilca on Thu, Aug 30, 2007 at 07:42:52PM EDT:
> I have a patch for this, but I never felt a real need for it, so I
> never push it in the trunk. I'm not completely convinced that we need
> it, except in some really strange situations (read grid). Why do you
> need a port range ? For avoiding firewalls ?
> Thanks,
> george.

I imagine that allowing for more security-conscious firewall
configurations would be the main motivation (although I suspect that
there are more folks who run MPI on tightly coupled clusters linked by
a secure/private network than on grids of machines spread across an
insecure network).