Re: [OFFTOPIC] Re: [PATCH] Single user linux

From: Mohammad A. Haque (
Date: Tue Apr 24 2001 - 08:34:17 EST

On Tue, 24 Apr 2001, Tomas Telensky wrote:

> :-) Great.
> You and Alex are right - I agree that this is a complete moronism.
> But, what I should say to the network security, is that AFAIK in the most
> of linux distributions the standard daemons (httpd, sendmail) are run as
> root! Having multi-user system or not! Why? For only listening to a port
> <1024? Is there any elegant solution?

If your distro is runnign httpd as root you may want to give them a nice
swift kick in the behind. By default apache is configured to run as

Dunno about sendmail.

Correct. <1024 requires root to bind to the port.


===================================================================== Mohammad A. Haque

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