It's very annoying to have this limitation on my development box, when there won't ever be any users other than me.
I'm aware of the standard workarounds , but none of them do exactly what I want:
authbind (The version in Debian testing, 1.0, only supports IPv4)
Using the iptables REDIRECT target to redirect a low port to a high port (the "nat" table is not yet implemented for ip6tables, the IPv6 version of iptables)
- sudo (Running as root is what I'm trying to avoid)
- SELinux (or similar). (This is just my dev box, I don't want to introduce a lot of extra complexity.)
So is there some simple sysctl variable for this, or am I just out of luck?
EDIT: In some cases, you can use capabilities to do this.