[erlang-questions] [ANN] Ranch 0.4.0

Loïc Hoguin <>
Wed Aug 22 13:56:01 CEST 2012

On 08/22/2012 01:44 PM, André Graf wrote:
> Hi Loïc
> Wow that's awesome news, and thank you for the documentation! :)
> One question remains: In
> https://github.com/extend/ranch/blob/master/guide/listeners.md#listening-on-a-port--1024
> you mention that it isn't possible to listen on well known ports, why
> this limitation? If you start the node under a privileged user, or use
> tools such as privbind or authbind it shouldn't be a problem at all,
> right?

Yeah of course there is a number of solutions involving various third 
party softwares or system configuration, but there is nothing specific 
in Ranch to take care of that. So I'm not sure how to go with that 
topic, can't document every possible solution.

> Cheers!
> André
> On 22 August 2012 13:30, Loïc Hoguin <> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> The new Ranch is here. Ranch is an acceptor pool for TCP protocols.
>>    https://github.com/extend/ranch
>> The main work in this version was to remove the need for a very busy central
>> gen_server, which was set in priority high in previous versions. This
>> improved things for some and caused issues for others.
>> To fix this I took inspiration from my frequent use of gproc and ended up
>> using a similar but simpler approach (because we don't need to handle that
>> many use cases).
>> Many tests have been added, a simple example has been added, and most
>> importantly a complete user guide has been written.
>>    https://github.com/extend/ranch/blob/master/guide/toc.md
>> Please forward any comment, criticism, swearing or candy to me in any way
>> you prefer.
>> This version is what's going to be used in Cowboy 0.8.0. Cowboy master will
>> be updated in a few days with the new code. Be careful if you still depend
>> on "master" instead of "0.6.1"!
>> --
>> Loïc Hoguin
>> Erlang Cowboy
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Loïc Hoguin
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