#745 closed enhancement (worksforme)

When non-root, can't bind to privledged port

Reported by: caci_ Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: BitlBee Version: 3.0.1
Keywords: Cc:
IRC client+version: Client-independent Operating System: Linux
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When running as a non-root user, Bitlbee is unable to open a priviledged port (<1024), because it drops priviledges prior to listening.

Fix: Open the port first, then drop priviledges, like other daemons do.

Is that possible to implement without large changes?

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comment:1 Changed at 2011-01-15T17:25:53Z by caci_

Please disregard, was traced to a bug in the startup script.


comment:2 Changed at 2011-01-15T17:31:40Z by wilmer

Resolution: worksforme
Status: newclosed

Ah, thanks for updating the bug tracker then. Much appreciated.

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