[Mongrel] OSX requires sudo for using ports < 1024

Brad Ediger brad at bradediger.com
Thu Nov 16 15:32:51 EST 2006


On UNIX-derived systems, ports below 1024 are privileged and can only  
be accessed as root.

On Nov 16, 2006, at 11:37 AM, Matt Pelletier wrote:

> I assume some of you have run into this error before when trying to  
> run mongrel on port 80 (or another port < 1024) in OSX:
>
> $ mongrel_rails start -p 80
> ** Starting Mongrel listening at 0.0.0.0:80
> /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel-0.3.14/lib/mongrel/ 
> tcphack.rb:12:in `initialize_without_backlog': Permission denied -  
> bind(2) (Errno::EACCES)
>         from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel- 0.3.14/lib/ 
> mongrel/tcphack.rb:12:in `initialize'
>         from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel-0.3.14/lib/ 
> mongrel.rb:536:in `initialize'
>         from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel-0.3.14/lib/ 
> mongrel/configurator.rb:128:in `listener'
>         from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel-0.3.14/bin/ 
> mongrel_rails:96:in `cloaker_'
>         from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel-0.3.14/lib/ 
> mongrel/configurator.rb:51:in `initialize'
>         from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel- 0.3.14/bin/ 
> mongrel_rails:83:in `run'
>         from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel-0.3.14/lib/ 
> mongrel/command.rb:211:in `run'
>         from /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel-0.3.14/bin/ 
> mongrel_rails:235
>         from /usr/local/bin/mongrel_rails:18
>
> Mongrel runs without sudo on all other ports > 1024 otherwise.  
> Anyone have the reason that these ports require sudo?
>
> Matt
>
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