Please build this for me, yesterday, also!
Port::Authority would be a module which assigns and tracks ports for use with multiple application servers running on the same box. It would need an algorithm, capable of generating reproducible results, to generate port numbers in which are available, maybe it could be based on a namespace or random string + current user (etc), or maybe you could be able to specify the type of algorithm (e.g. UUID).
I need this yesterday for a variety of reason, what do you guys think?