[plt-scheme] Running PLT web server on port 80

From: Jay McCarthy (jay.mccarthy at gmail.com)
Date: Thu Oct 29 12:37:14 EDT 2009

You can do it by writing a Scheme script that starts and calls the
syscall to downgrade via the FFI. The core doesn't have it, but if you
write I am willing to add it.

I do it normally by running Apache on 80 for static files and proxying
to PLT for dynamic content.


On Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 10:28 AM, David Storrs <david.storrs at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Linux (Debian on Linode, in our case), if you want the web server to run
> on port 80, you need to launch it as root.  Apache will bind to the port and
> then downgrade itself to a non-privileged user.  Is there a way to make the
> PLT web server do the same?
> Noel, Untyped must have addressed this before...what is your solution?
> --Dks
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Jay McCarthy <jay at cs.byu.edu>
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