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From Craig Skinner <>
Subject Re: Server Security
Date Thu, 26 Jul 2007 08:02:24 GMT
On Wed, Jul 25, 2007 at 01:37:03PM -0400, Len Popp wrote:
> Yes, you can run Tomcat on port 80. Some OS's (Linux, UNIX) require
> the process to have root privs to use port 80.

Why not run it on 8080 as the _tomcat user, and use the packet filter to
redirect the incoming port 80 traffic to port 8080?

If you are handicapped by using windos, your broadband router may be able
to do port forwarding from its external interface, port 80, to your


Also covers security manager and some nice OpenBSD security tips that
can be cludged on Linux.

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