Subject: Re: building a userland interface to a kernel structure
To: Dustin Sallings <>
From: UNIX hacker and security officer <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/12/1999 19:25:14
OOOOhhhhh, I get it now.

What you want is for some way to let the kernel know that "Hey, it's
_okay_ for this guy to get to these ports."

There appears to be no easily definable solution short of (pardon the

	if (sysctl(net.allowresvports)) {
		/* grant the port */
		/* refuse the port */

somewhere in the networking code.

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