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    Subjectpermissions for sockets
    On Wed, 29 Dec 1999, Dan Hollis wrote:

    > On Wed, 29 Dec 1999, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
    > > I would like to see an option that does the folowing:
    > > 1) Let "normal user" programs bind to ports < 1024
    > > ONLY IF
    > > 2) that program was given this "capability" by root, for example
    > > by means of an file-system flag.
    > Actually someone made a patch to give traditional permissions to sockets
    > <1024, so you could chown/chgrp/chmod them to specific users. Far cleaner
    > solution in my opinion.
    IF there was a way to bind permissions to port ranges and ip addresses
    life would be much simpler for many of us... Especially for shellservers.


    Gerhard Mack

    <>< As a computer I find your faith in technology amusing.

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