privbind - Allow unprivileged apps to bind to a privileged port

Distribution: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository: Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name: privbind
Package version: 1.2
Package release: 1.1
Package architecture: amd64
Package type: deb
Installed size: 79 B
Download size: 15.18 KB
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Privbind is a utility that allows running non-root applications, only giving them one root privilege - binding to low (<1024) ports. The aim is similar, though using a completely different method, to "authbind". Privbind is a completely user space solution. It has no SUID executables, and has to be started by a root user instead. Privbind is useful for cases where there is a need to run an untrusted program that needs to bind to a low port, but requires no other root privilege. It is also useful if a daemon has no capability to drop privileges itself.




    Source package: privbind

    Install Howto

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


    • /usr/lib/privbind/
    • /usr/lib/privbind/
    • /usr/sbin/privbind
    • /usr/share/doc/privbind/NEWS.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/privbind/README.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/privbind/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/privbind/copyright
    • /usr/share/man/man1/privbind.1.gz


    2012-03-14 - Mònica Ramírez Arceda <> privbind (1.2-1.1) unstable; urgency=low * Non-maintainer upload. * debian/rules: - Move lines that copy config.sub and config.guess to before ./configure and remove these files on clean target (Closes: #643257) - Empty the dependency_libs field in .la file. * debian/watch: remove unneeded comments. * debian/copyright: remove the ending 's' of "Upstream Author".

    2010-04-03 - Shachar Shemesh <> privbind (1.2-1) unstable; urgency=low * Fix "1-byte buffer overflow" <explain what you changed and why> (Closes: #576244) * Switch to dpkg-source 3.0 (quilt) format * Update the policy version.

    2009-02-21 - Shachar Shemesh <> privbind (1.1-2) unstable; urgency=low * Update the Debian standard to * Update the common license link to include the GPL version number * Add the "Homepage" field

    2007-07-10 - Shachar Shemesh <> privbind (1.1-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release * Cleanup the debian/rules file from dh_make cruft * Fix lintian error on calling make distclean and ignoring error

    2007-06-05 - Shachar Shemesh <> privbind (0.2-1) unstable; urgency=low * Initial release (Closes: #427605)