> I receive an error becouse root hasn't granted the need privileges on
> > > > > /Zope/var/ directory.

That is what i was responding to. I am aware of the facts you mention
regarding the 3 points you make below, and agree with them.

nitesh.


On Sun, 30 Jul 2000, Bill Anderson wrote:

> Nitesh Dhanjani wrote:
> > 
> > yes, but it would solve the permission problem the original poster
> > mentioned.
> 
> No, because the orignal user wanted to _start_ Zope as user zope. Unless that user 
>has a
> UID/GID of 0 (is, is root by another name),  the file permissions are irrelevant. 
>Now, as
> to _running_ (ie, switch to once bound), the directory permissions come into play.
> 
> I was basing my response of of:
> > How can I to start Zope whit a 
> > different user than root and cath the
> > default HTTP port?
> 
> AND
> 
> > 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!
> 
> 
> Of course, it is entirely possible the user meant something other than s/he wrote. 
>;) But
> that last one doesn't seem to indicate that.
> 
> To put it succinctly:
> If you want Zope to bind to port 80 on *nix
> you have few options:
> 
>  o Change Zope to run SID ** Bad Idea
>  o Modify the kernel so _anyone_
>    can bind to ports under 1024 ** even worse
>  o START Zope as root, run it as a 
>    non-priviledged user, preferably one without 
>    a login.
> 
> File permissions are irrelevenat when binding to ports under 1024 on Unix.
> 
> 
> 
> 
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> Do not meddle in the affairs of sysadmins, for they are easy to annoy,
> and have the root password.
> 
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