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From "Shapira, Yoav" <>
Subject RE: Tomcat 5 on port 80
Date Thu, 29 Apr 2004 14:55:48 GMT


>i believe that you need to be root user to run any service for any
>under 1024.  that is why it isn't allow if you are not starting tomcat
>as root.

Not with commons-daemon, which binds as root and then changed UID to a
normal user for running.  The mechanism is similar to what Apache httpd
and other servers in the non-java realm have been doing for years.

Yoav Shapira

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