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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
> > 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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