[erlang-questions] Priviliged ports and effective UID

Claes Wikström <>
Sat Dec 20 15:49:08 CET 2008


Michael Radford wrote:
> In Linux, it's also extremely easy to forward, say, port 80 to port 8080
> using iptables.  Then no setuid programs are needed at all.
> 

Yes, I agree easy, but it's not the same thing. Especially not
for virt webservers. The Host: header cannot then be used
to uniquely id the right virt server.

/klacke



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