[Mongrel] OSX requires sudo for using ports < 1024

Kirk Haines wyhaines at gmail.com
Thu Nov 16 15:37:56 EST 2006

On 11/16/06, Matt Pelletier <eastmedianyc at gmail.com> 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 runs without sudo on all other ports > 1024 otherwise. Anyone have
> the reason that these ports require sudo?

Because the first 1024 ports are priveledged ports on unix-like
operating systems.   Regular users can't use them.  It's not a Mongrel

Kirk Haines

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