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Package: privbind (1.1-1) [universe]

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Original Maintainer (usually from Debian):

  • Shachar Shemesh

It should generally not be necessary for users to contact the original maintainer.

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Allow unprivileged apps to bind to a privileged port

Privbind is a utility that allows running non-root applications, only giving them one root privilege - binding to low (<1024) ports. The aim is similar, though using a completely different method, to "authbind".

Privbind is a completely user space solution. It has no SUID executables, and has to be started by a root user instead.

Privbind is useful for cases where there is a need to run an untrusted program that needs to bind to a low port, but requires no other root privilege. It is also useful if a daemon has no capability to drop privileges itself.

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Architecture Package Size Installed Size Files
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i386 16.9 kB92.0 kB [list of files]