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From "Len Popp" <len.p...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Server Security
Date Thu, 26 Jul 2007 14:27:27 GMT
There's no "handicap" under Windows - you can run a server on port 80 with
no problem, even if it's running under a user account.

On the other hand, for a demo site it's not such a big deal to use a
different port. Just makes the URL look a little uglier.
-- 
Len

On 7/26/07, Craig Skinner <craig.skinner@kepax.co.uk> wrote:
>
> 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
> "server:8080"
>
> See: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/tomcat/chapter/ch06.pdf
>
> Also covers security manager and some nice OpenBSD security tips that
> can be cludged on Linux.
>
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