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From Konstantin Kolinko <knst.koli...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Tomcat in port 80 and Debian
Date Tue, 05 Feb 2013 10:58:05 GMT
2013/2/5 Roberto <mrgreiner@gmail.com>:
> Hi,
>
> I need help with a seemingly trivial question: How to make tomcat use
> port 80.
>
> I have fresh Debian 6.0.6/64 bit install, with Tomcat 6 installed.
> Following some messages, I found in Debian a setting in
> /etc/default/tomcat that would solve my problem, which is setting
> AUTHBIND=yes. The problem is that a comment immediately before this says
> that this is only recommended for IPv4, not to be used for IPv6. But
> these days, IPv6 is a requirement. All my servers have IPv6 in
> production, and I will not/want not to install a brand new server that
> works only in IPv4.
>
> Running Tomcat as root is also not an option, for security concerns. So,
> how should I proceed to make Tomcat listen on port 80? Set iptables to
> redirect port 80 to 8080? Some other path? Could someone point me to the
> proper document/manual?

This topic is mentioned in the FAQ,
http://wiki.apache.org/tomcat/HowTo#How_to_run_Tomcat_without_root_privileges.3F

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