[erlang-questions] Priviliged ports and effective UID

Claes Wikstrom <>
Thu Dec 18 21:35:42 CET 2008


Decker, Nils wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> I am using a small tool named authbind [1] in my project without any problems.
> It is a LD_PRELOAD wrapper and a setuid root binary. The right to open specific ports
> can be controlled in /etc/.

Brilliant. There also an equivalent program call privbind that does
the same thing.

This is precisely what is needed for, for example Yaws on Linux system
Perfect.


/klacke



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