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SubjectRe: Possibility to adjust the only-root-can-bind-to-port-under-1024 limit
On Tue, 20 Nov 2007 11:14:59 +0100
Mikael Ståldal <> wrote:

> In Linux you have to be root in order to listen to TCP or UDP ports below 1024 (the
> well-known ports). As far as I know, this limit is hardcoded in the kernel.
> In some cases, this limit do more harm than good, so it would be nice to be able to adjust it.

The proper way to enable port <= 1024 binding support is adding CAP_NET_BIND_SERVICE to the process capability set, e.g. by using file-system capabilities.
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