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From Mark Eggers <its_toas...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: Running Tomcat on Port 80 with Fedora 16 without IP tables redirect
Date Tue, 07 Feb 2012 18:13:36 GMT
----- Original Message -----

> From: Ole Ersoy <ole.ersoy@gmail.com>
> To: Tomcat Users List <users@tomcat.apache.org>
> Cc: 
> Sent: Tuesday, February 7, 2012 10:06 AM
> Subject: Re: Running Tomcat on Port 80 with Fedora 16 without IP tables redirect
> 
>T hanks Andre and John.  I used jsvc to run tomcat before.  Maybe that's what 
> got me around the root user restriction.  Seems the simplest solution is to just 
> use NAT.  There are instructions at the bottom of this post for anyone else 
> interested.
> 
> http://www.davidghedini.com/pg/entry/install_tomcat_7_on_centos
> 
> Cheers,
> - Ole
> 
> On 02/07/2012 11:38 AM, John Renne wrote:
>> 
>>  On Feb 7, 2012, at 6:14 PM, Ole Ersoy wrote:
>> 
>>>  Hi,
>>> 
>>>  In the past I have been able to run tomcat on port 80 under a 
> "tomcat" user.  It seems like the latest versions of Fedora require 
> that tomcat either be run as root or requests to 8080 have to be redirected 
> using iptables.   Can anyone confirm this?
>>> 
>>  On each unix you will need root privileges to bind to a socket below 1024. 
> Tomcat is no different so it will need either root privileges, or a port over 
> 1024 (default indeed 8080)


apache-commons-daemon-jsvc appears to still be available for Fedora 16. Just looking at the
package contents, it looks like you'll be on your own for writing the scripts though.


. . . . just my two cents.
/mde/

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