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From "Aram W. Mirzadeh" <>
Subject Re: HELP!
Date Mon, 28 Aug 1995 13:16:03 GMT

No, he actually went as far as +s httpd with nobody owner and try to run it.
It will never work that way, no matter what OS he's got.


At 09:43 AM 8/28/95 +0200, you wrote:
>> Port 80 is a privileged port; you can't bind to it under Unix unless you're
>> running as root --- it's an OS restriction, and has nothing to do with Apache
>> in particular.  However, the crucial thing is that the server must be *run*
>> by root --- who owns the file is irrelevant.
>But some versions of linux are not that strict about it. If you logged in, in
>s-user mode and upgrated to m-user and than down to a user; you would still be
>able to bind a <1024 port. Long fixed though. Ask the guy what kernel
version he has.
Aram W. Mirzadeh, MIS Manager, Qosina Corporation,

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