[Mongrel] OSX requires sudo for using ports < 1024

Jarkko Laine jarkko at jlaine.net
Thu Nov 16 15:01:35 EST 2006


On 16.11.2006, at 19.37, Matt Pelletier wrote:
> Mongrel runs without sudo on all other ports > 1024 otherwise.  
> Anyone have the reason that these ports require sudo?

I think it is pretty common to require sudo to run on privileged  
ports. I guess it might be because otherwise any user could start  
acting as the web server in the internet (assuming the port is not  
blocked by a firewall).

//jarkko

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