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SubjectRe: Possibility to adjust the only-root-can-bind-to-port-under-1024 limit
Mikael Ståldal wrote:
> And how do you protect ports >1024 from any user binding to them?
>
> Isn't the 1024 limit somewhat obsolete and arbitrary today?

No, it is not obsolete, yes, it always was arbitrary.

You prevent users from binding to those ports by only giving
applications that need to the capability, and only letting the users
that need to have execute permission to those programs.

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