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Old 10-17-2005, 06:38 PM   #1
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Basic Acces given by root to user

Hi, I just created an account on my home-box, I am learning C, and when I compile the program, I cant bind it to a port, it's a simple timeserver like "clock". But I get the permission denied and I must switch to root. I must use chown I guess to give access to an user to allow him to play with sockets, but on what file?
Old 10-17-2005, 06:41 PM   #2
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You shouldn't need to, what port are you trying to use? The first few (thousand I think) are reserved for daemons etc. Use a higher number and then your user should be able to play with his sockets, no problem
Old 10-17-2005, 09:07 PM   #3
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Yeah the first 1024 ports can only be bound to by programs running as root and I don't think there's a way to change this. You should be able to bind to higher numbered ports just fine though.


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