Ok, I just checked it out and yes, you guys are right. I thought I remembered being able to do it once in the past just like you said Raccoon (or perhaps I tried setting it, but never realized mIRC automatically changed it back since it doesn't give any warning messages)... but the reason I am posting this is because I think the port restrictions should be removed. I don't see any need for them. I've tried some memory modifications to mIRC to force it to use a port lower than 1024, and tested it and it worked fine. Obviouslly there's no technical problems with using ports lower than 1024. I don't see why this restriction is there. Even Raccoon wrote above that he wanted to change it to a port lower than 1024 at one time. I think users should be able to use a port lower than 1024 if we really want.