[syslog-ng] Unable to run syslog-ng 3.0.4 as non-root on solaris 10

Sandor Geller Sandor.Geller at morganstanley.com
Fri Aug 14 15:26:20 CEST 2009


On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 3:20 PM, Jeffrey Psolla<JPsolla at pscufs.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Yesterday I upgraded syslog-ng on our central log server from 2.0.5  to
> 3.0.4 . The OS is solaris 10. Prior to the upgrade I was able to run
> syslog-ng as a non-root user with the following command:
> /usr/local/sbin/syslog-ng -f /etc/syslog-ng/syslog-ng.conf -u syslogng -g
> syslogng -p /etc/syslog-ng/syslog-ng.pid
> After the upgrade I get the following error using the same command:
> Error binding socket; addr='AF_INET(', error='Permission denied
> (13)'

Are you sure you were running syslog-ng in the past with *exactly the
same* configuration? Traditionally on unix systems ports 1-1023 are
reserved so non-privileged processes can't bind to these. BTW is the
port unused?



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