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

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Tue Apr 24 2001 - 09:18:11 EST

> On Tue, 24 Apr 2001, Mohammad A. Haque wrote:
> > Correct. <1024 requires root to bind to the port.
> ... And nothing says that it should be done by daemon itself.

Or that you shouldnt let inetd do it for you
And that you shouldn't drop the capabilities except that bind

It is possible to implement the entire mail system without anything running
as root but xinetd.

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