Yay! CouchDB has an official IANA port number: 5984

See for yourself (search for CouchDB): http://www.iana.org/assignments/port-numbers

This must be how Steve Martin felt in The Jerk when he got his name in the phone book.

So the official port number is 5984. Hmmm, how to remember that?

Well, in the year 1984 a totalitarian regime oppressed and controlled all of humanity, a boot stamping on a human face—forever. Or it seemed that way. 4000 years later, CouchDB was born, enabling an underground resistance to organize, share knowledge and rise up to free humanity from the shackles of ignorance and oppression. 5984 was the year.

A big thanks to Noah Slater for doing the work to get the port number.

Posted November 29, 2007 12:39 PM