[Mongrel] OSX requires sudo for using ports < 1024

Matt Pelletier eastmedianyc at gmail.com
Thu Nov 16 17:15:20 EST 2006


On 11/16/06, Jarkko Laine <jarkko at jlaine.net> wrote:
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> 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).


Yeah, one of those 'look before asking' situations. Thanks.

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