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From Markus Schönhaber <mailing-tomcat-u...@schoenhaber.de>
Subject Re: SSL port number
Date Mon, 20 Aug 2007 13:50:13 GMT
Lorenzo Cerini wrote:

> Markus Schönhaber wrote:

>> ... or use jsvc which lets Tomcat drop privileges after binding to a
>> privileged port and which is distributed with the Tomcat archives.
>>   
> Did you use it?
> did you like it?

Yes.
Yes.

> We have no reason but the port to give the tomcat-user any privilege 
> (even if only at
> booting); but i'm always interested in improving our installations

Letting Tomcat (or other Java applications) bind to privileged ports
without giving it permanent root rights, is AFAICT the main reason jsvc
exists.
http://commons.apache.org/daemon/index.html

Regards
  mks

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