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From Mikolaj Rydzewski <>
Subject Re: Tomcat as root and security issues
Date Fri, 26 Jan 2007 11:31:56 GMT
Gaurav Kushwaha wrote:
> I read somewhere that if I want to run Tomcat standalone on port 80, I 
> will
> have to run it as root and that this is potentially unsafe. Is there 
> any way
> for me to run it on port 80 without having to give the root privileges to
> the process.
Use apache (+ mod_jk or mod_proxy_ajp) as a frontend.
Use squid reverse proxy as a frontend.
Use port forwarding.
Other soloutions are possible also.

Mikolaj Rydzewski <>

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