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.
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