authbind - Allows non-root programs to bind() to low ports

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr)
Repository Ubuntu Main i386
Package filename authbind_2.1.1_i386.deb
Package name authbind
Package version 2.1.1
Package release -
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category utils
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 19.18 KB
Installed size 99.00 KB
This package allows a package to be started as non-root but
still bind to low ports, without any changes to the application.


Package Version Architecture Repository
authbind_2.1.1_amd64.deb 2.1.1 amd64 Ubuntu Main
authbind - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.3.4


Type URL
Binary Package authbind_2.1.1_i386.deb
Source Package authbind

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install authbind deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install authbind




2012-06-10 - Ian Jackson <>
authbind (2.1.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Manpage has an example of which files will be checked and read
Closes: #676540.
* Do not include library version number in usage output from helper; the
library and package version numbers are not the same, so this is
misleading, and we do not want to introduce new machinery just to
plumb the package version number through.  Closes: #676440.
* Another minor wording fix in the manpage.x
2012-06-03 - Ian Jackson <>
authbind (2.1.0) unstable; urgency=low
* Permissions file lines can contain IPv6 mask/length.
* Permissions file lines need only contain one port number.
* Manpage improvements.
2012-06-03 - Ian Jackson <>
authbind (2.0.1) unstable; urgency=low
* 0-length ipv4 address masks (ie, in byuid files wouldn't
work because they would attempt a 32-bit shift.  This was reported
against Ubuntu in Launchpad but the but is here too.  LP: #514278.
2012-06-02 - Ian Jackson <>
authbind (2.0.0) unstable; urgency=medium
Important new functionality:
* Support IPv6.  (Closes: #596921.)
* Support ports 512-1023 if the user really wants.
Explain the problem more clearly in the manpage.  (Closes: 654706.)
* Correct manpage description of helper protocol to have
actually-implemented byte order convention.  (Closes: #651694.)
* Improve wording in BUGS section of manpage about forking.
Packaging fixes:
* Remove shlibs files.  These are not needed because nothing should
actually link to libauthbind.
* Update Standards-Version.
* Upstream repo is now in git.
* Change my email address.
* Set Priority to optional as in ftpmaster override file.
2007-09-23 - Ian Jackson <>
authbind (1.2.0) unstable; urgency=low
* Block signals during our child's execution.  Closes: #186439.
* manpage: fix subtle error in description of interaction between
set-id and LD_PRELOAD.  Closes: #36890.
* Say in manpage that we may not work properly with multithreaded
programs.  See also Bug#186439.
* Make sure we don't try to encode errno's >127 in a status code.
* New make variables for improved portability and customisation of
locations: LIBS, libexec_dir, HELPER, BINTARGETS.
* make clean removes *.core too.
* #include <signal.h> in libauthbind.c.
* Set SHELL=/bin/bash in debian/rules.  Closes: #374586.
* Revert Amaya's accidental change to CC= line in debian/rules.
* Debian-native again.  Closes: #393556.
* Do not strip if DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS=nostrip (Closes: #436489):
- in Makefile, do not set INSTALL_* or STRIP if already set
- in rules, export STRIP=: if nostrip
* Change my email address in Maintainer: to davenant.
2006-07-12 - Amaya Rodrigo Sastre <>
authbind ( unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Get rid of the /usr/doc link (Closes: #359363).
* Revamped packaging a bit:
- Get rid of Build-Depends on libc6-dev (build-essential)
- spelling-error-in-copyright Debian/GNU Linux Debian GNU/Linux
- Not debian-native anymore
- Updated ancient-standards-version to 3.7.2, no changes needed.
2001-05-13 - Bas Zoetekouw <>
authbind ( unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer Upload
* Moved man pages to /usr/share/man and docs to
/usr/share/doc/authbind. Added a prerm and a postinst script to set
the /usr/doc/authbind link. (closes: #91112, #91376, #91387)
* Fixed the path to the common licenses in debian/copyright
* Added a section and priority field to the changelog
* Added support for the `nostrip' and `debug' options in
* Boosted Standards-Version to 3.5.2
2001-03-16 - Stephen Frost <>
authbind ( frozen unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Makefile: Add -D_GNU_SOURCE, closes: 89944

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