i know that one way to get permission to open on port less than 1024 is to sudo as root.
another is to su root and do it first.
there are also other ways like sudoers
. I've also heard that you can use some kind of ip table thing which would either reroute 843 requests to some other port about 1024 or something. I don't really know.
Any tips would be helpful. I'm still searching. Someone had suggested turning my daemon thing into a startup process like apache or mysql which launches are root then relinquishes permissions once it is rolling.