How start vncserver for a no-root user whem i m logged on root account ?

William Hooper whooper "at" freeshell.org
Thu Apr 8 13:43:01 2004


Eternal Security said:

> But if i want to start vncserver on a port < 1024 (with the -httpport
> option) i can't do it because only the root user can bind port < 1024.
>
> How is it possible to start vncserver for a particular user in using the
> root account ?

No, because if you start vncserver as a user you are no longer root, so
you can't bind to those ports.  Programs that do this include special code
to bind the port as root then pass control to a non-root account.  VNC
includes no such code.

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William Hooper