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SubjectRe: bind() - Old/Current behaviour - Change?
On Mon, Oct 23, 2000 at 10:50:29AM -0700, David Lang wrote:
> I was thinking about this problem late last week and would like to throw
> out a off-the-wall proposal.
>
> for a dedicated server (no end-user logins) how about making a kernel
> compile option that removes the 'only root can bind to ports <1024' limit?
>
> this would allow programs that now need to run as root to bind the port to
> just run as a normal user from the start.
>
> comments?

Such relaxation of the checks may be easily achieved by delegating the
corresponding capability to every process.

Best regards
Andrey V.
Savochkin
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