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From Axel-St├ęphane SMORGRAV <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] RE: failure notice
Date Wed, 05 Apr 2006 17:12:11 GMT
>From the top of my head you also need to be root in order to do setuid/setgid to change
the process owner according to the User and Group configuration directives.


-----Original Message-----
From: David Salisbury [] 
Sent: Wednesday, April 05, 2006 7:08 PM
Subject: Re: [users@httpd] RE: failure notice

Well.. on most unix systems I believe, you wont get a program to bind to a port number that's
under 1024 unless the program is being run by root.

The other ports are open to any user.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Amalan, S" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, April 05, 2006 10:43 AM
Subject: RE: [users@httpd] RE: failure notice

Not to interrupt an on-going discussion, but I am interested in the
user/group requirements for Apache as well.

I didn't see anywhere on the Apache website for installation steps that
one needs to be root in order to start or run the Apache server, but I
have heard it from others.  So which way is it?

I have been able to install and run Apache as a regular user with no
root privileges, which is what confuses me when some say the user needs
be root.

Can anyone explain the requirements for me?

Thanks much.

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