[Techtalk] "bind to reserved port" error

Valerie Henson val.henson at gmail.com
Wed Mar 28 15:23:53 UTC 2007

On 3/27/07, Akkana Peck <akkana at shallowsky.com> wrote:
> David Sumbler writes:
> > This is strange, because I definitely always have run it as a user in
> > the past, under Fedora and, previously, Redhat.  I have had a look at my
> > Fedora /etc/fstab file, and there is no mention of /mnt/psion (which is
> > where I usually mount the Psion tree), so I don't understand why there a
> > problem under Ubuntu.
> Is it possible it was setuid there, but isn't on Ubuntu?

It also seems possible that there is some default setting on Fedora
somewhere that allows for user-mountable devices, but is not visible
in /etc/fstab.

Can you try (a) running it as root and telling us if that succeeds,
(b) adding an entry for /mnt/psion to /etc/fstab with options allowing
user mounts, (c) if all that fails, using "strace" on the program to
see what system call it fails on? (If it forks off a new process, you
may have to use the "-f" "follow" option.)

Hope you're having fun with the gadget. :) If you're feeling really
ambitious, you might file a bug about that wrong error message.


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