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From Joshua Slive <>
Subject Re: Starting Apache - make_sock error
Date Wed, 01 May 2002 03:00:43 GMT

On Tue, 30 Apr 2002 wrote:

> I'm trying to start Apache on Mac OS X, and get this error:
> Starting web server
> (13)Permission denied: make_sock: could not bind to address
> no listening sockets available, shutting down
> If I su to root, then I can bring it up.
> Does anyone know if it's a requirement to be root on Mac?

Yes.  On any unix-like system (including OSX), you need to be root to bind
to priveleged ports like port 80.


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