> Costagliola Giovanni wrote:
> > 
> > Il gio, 27 lug 2000, Oleg Broytmann ha scritto:
> > > On Thu, 27 Jul 2000, Costagliola Giovanni wrote:
> > > >     How can I to start Zope whit a different user than root and cath the
> > > > default HTTP port?
> > >
> > >    Use different way - start Zope as root, catch port 80 and drop uid.
> > >
> > > >     I receive an error becouse root hasn't granted the need privileges on
> > > > /Zope/var/ directory.
> > >
> > >    This is a different error, not a problem with port 80, ah?
> > >
> > I see Oleg, more exactly I would start ZServer with an user like 'zope', for
> > example, but at the same time I want it links the port 80!
> > 
> > I could use the root user simply but I'll lose my sleep :^)
> > 
> > Can you give me some input?
> 
> If you want to bind to ports <1024 you _must_ be root. ZXope can run as another user 
>(the
> -u <user> option), but it must be _started_ as root, if you want to bind to port 80.
> Period.
> 
> Sorry, there is no other way, short of making Sope SUID, which is a very, very, very,
> very, very, very bad idea.
> 

Well...

If you are running on Linux you could simply edit the kernel code to
elimitate the check on being root to bind to low ports.  That's what
we did. 

-- cary

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