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

From: Gerhard Mack (
Date: Tue Apr 24 2001 - 09:50:18 EST

On Tue, 24 Apr 2001, Alan Cox wrote:

> > 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.
Qmail does exactly this afik.

I've always found the root < 1024 to be quite limmited and find myself
wishing I could assign permissions based on ip/port.



Gerhard Mack

<>< As a computer I find your faith in technology amusing.

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