apache root loader

Frank Steinborn steinex at nognu.de
Tue Dec 19 21:44:41 PST 2006

jm-79 at hotmail.com wrote:
> Hi,
> I wonder how many of you that use apache just straight from ports. I did a apache port install and discovered now by suprise that of course apache need root access to start.  My question is how many of you guys has removed it if anyone have and why does no documents discuss this topic, is it assumed that this little root access can't do much harm so no need to make it run 100% ass the www user.
> Looking forward for some replies.
> Jake!

Apache will need root initially to bind to privileged port 80
(remember, ports 1-1024 are reserved for root). However, it will drop
privileges and runs under uid 80 (www) then - assumed that you use the


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