[tproxy] user priority to run tproxy app
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Thu Oct 30 11:31:56 CET 2008
On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 09:28:49AM +0800, Dong Wei wrote:
> When I use tproxy app, I found that if I run the app as a normal user,
> the APP can't work. But if I run APP as root, it can work well. Must I
> use root to run the tproxy app, or just run it with a user who has the
> same priority as root?
The process needs to have the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability to be able to set
the IP_TRANSPARENT flag on the socket. You don't have to be root to have
this capability and you only have to enable it for the time the process
enables this flag.
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