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[Help] Give privilege to an ordinary user

I'm trying to give a non-root user the right to start IBM HTTP Server, the web server is listening on port 80, but for AIX, ports under 1024 are privilege ports which can be used only by root.

/usr/IBMIHS/bin# ./apachectl start
(13)Permission denied: make_sock: could not bind to address :::80
no listening sockets available, shutting down

So I'm thinking to give some privilege to this user so he can use port 80...

Does anyone here know how to do this in AIX V5?

Thanks
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Possibly sudo would work. If you don't have it installed you can get it from IBM AIX Toolbox Download Page - Alphabetical Listing

Then as root enter "visudo" and add a line that reads

username hostname=/usr/IBMIHS/bin/apachectl

Where username is the name of the user you want to run apachectl and hostname is the hostname of the AIX box you want this run on.

I think that will work. However, I don't have a good way to check your specific configuration.

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