uid for the perlball

Todd Lipcon todd at amiestreet.com
Sun Aug 26 02:37:27 UTC 2007

Hi Hemant,

The best solution I know of at this time is to simply run perlbal on a 
high port. We use a firewall rule in iptables to redirect port 80 to that 
high port. In shorewall config format, it is:

#       Allow incoming HTTP  to perlbal running on 7080
REDIRECT        net             7080            tcp     80

This way you can run perlbal as its own user.

Note: if you're not running as root, make sure you don't have ulimits set 
for the perlbal user, especially "nofiles"


On Sat, 25 Aug 2007, Hemant Bist wrote:

> Hi,
> Is there a way to change the effective uid/gid of the perlbal from root to
> non privileged user(if perlbal is listening on a privileged port?).
> I saw a thread on this topic in the archives, but  it doesn't indicate if
> someone has already added this functionality.
> http://lists.danga.com/pipermail/perlbal/2007-February/000399.html
> Thanx,
> HB

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