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From Nick Betteridge <>
Subject Re: [Daemon] New commons component
Date Tue, 19 Feb 2002 07:49:31 GMT
Patrick Luby wrote:
> Remy,
> This is great news!
> I scanned through the Unix code and noticed that it uses the chmod'ing
> executables with setuid bits instead of performing a JNI call to the setuid()
> and seteuid() C functions before and after binding of a ServerSocket (i.e. the
> place you should need root access if you are binding to ports 1 through 1024).
> This type of approach eliminates the need for a controller and slave process.
> If there is interest out there, I can work up a proposal for implementing this
> type of setuid functionality. I has been a year or two since I did my last JNI
> coding, but I should be able to dig up some setuid code that I have done in the past.

There is interest out there!

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