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Re: Question about writing systemd unit for old package


On 20/05/2021 03:35, Paul Wise wrote:
> On Wed, May 19, 2021 at 8:51 AM Richard Hector wrote:
>> Does that not depend on whether it does anything before dropping
>> privileges? For example, a webserver can bind to low ports before
>> dropping privilege. I imagine if the systemd service unit specified
>> running as (eg) www-data, that wouldn't work.
> I don't know the details, but I think systemd can open the ports and
> transparently pass them to the unprivileged process when it is spawned
> without any data loss, in a similar way to the inetd stuff used to
> work.



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