Re: Got root?
On Sun, Apr 29, 2001 at 07:19:06AM -0400, Sunny Dubey wrote:
> I know that UNIX does it so that normal users can't seem like legit and
> important services, but there surely must be some better way of delegating a
> port below 1024 to a deamon.
Well, at least on Linux, and with the right set of tools, one can do
this using the kernel's capabilities. (Although I haven't touched the
stuff much yet myself.)
If you have a need to do this now and don't want to play with kernel
caps then you might try the "authbind" package. I have used it before
and it works!
Maintainer: Ian Jackson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Description: Allows non-root programs to bind() to low ports
This package allows a package to be started as non-root but
still bind to low ports, without any changes to the application.
- Got root?
- From: Sunny Dubey <email@example.com>