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Can I Install Splunk Enterprise as a non-root user, run Splunk Enterprise as a non-root user, as well as listen directly on a port below 1024?

wellchai0914
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Can I Install Splunk Enterprise as a non-root user, run Splunk Enterprise as a non-root user, as well as listen directly on a port below 1024?

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wellkitkit
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May I know if I can use the setcap to solve non-root user listening to a port below 1024 as below

setcap cap_net_bind_service=ep /opt/splunk/bin/splunkd

gjanders
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

From a Unix OS point of view no, you cannot be non-root and listen to a port below 1024

You can use various tricks such as port re-direction to work around this, but a better question is what problem are you trying to solve?
If you need a UDP or TCP listener on a port below 1024 you might want to have a look at syslogNG, I have a post on it here

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