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From "Dirk.vanGulik" <>
Subject Re: HELP!
Date Mon, 28 Aug 1995 07:43:18 GMT
> 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.


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