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From Philip Wigg <p...@philipwigg.co.uk>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Failed to connect
Date Tue, 03 Nov 2009 09:04:26 GMT
> When I try the access using "http://localhost:23456" I get a web page display "It works".
> Is there a way of telling the browser or apache to use this port by default?

When you connect using a URL like http:/www.example.com or
http://localhost, your browser will use port 80 to connect as this is
the default port assigned to the HTTP protocol.

You probably just want to run Apache HTTPD on port 80 and have the
processes which answer requests run as a lesser privileged user. See:-

http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/mod/mpm_common.html#group
http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/mod/mpm_common.html#user

Cheers,
Phil.

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