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From "johannes m. richter" <>
Subject Re: root on first instance?
Date Thu, 25 Jul 2002 14:50:36 GMT

>Sorry if this is covered somewhere else which I failed to find. But..., is it
>normal that the first instance of apache2 is running as root?

Yes because if it wasn't it would be unable to bind to port 80. (on usual 
Unix system; there's patches for some systems out there where you dont have 
to be root to bind to low port, but they aren't very common [yet?])

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nobody.  -- Tom Ripley, "The Talented Mr. Ripley"
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