[Mongrel] [OT] Re: OSX requires sudo for using ports < 1024

Steven Lumos steven at lumos.us
Fri Nov 17 15:42:09 EST 2006

Ezra Zygmuntowicz <ezmobius at gmail.com> writes:
> Matt-
> 	All unix style operating systems require root access to use any port  
> less than 1024. Its just a fact of life on any linux, bsd or osx system.
> Cheers-
> -Ezra

In Solaris you can give a non-root process privilege to bind a
reserved port, revoke the privilege after the bind, and even take away
it's privilege to fork and exec while you're at it.


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