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Re: Starting FTP Daemon

On Sun, Jul 23, 2000 at 05:27:51PM -0600, Chris Cameron wrote:
> I'm using a rather unheard of FTP server, and I'm trying to get is
> started under it's own user that I made for it. Problem is something
> is stopping it from opening port 21. The only user that seems to be
> able to use port 21 is root. Is their a specific group the ftp program
> should belong to?  If someone could help me out with this it'd be
> greatly appreciated.
> Thanks, Chris

Yea, only root can bind to ports < 1024.  Many daemons start as root,
bind to the port, then spawn children under a different user.

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