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    port-drop

    0.1.2 • Public • Published

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    Bind to a port and drop privileges.

    Why?

    • Running as root is unsafe.
    • Ports below 1024 require root privileges.
    • Drop privileges fast by binding to a port early.

    Install

    npm install port-drop --save

    Usage

    Get it into your program.

    const portDrop = require('port-drop');

    Allocate file descriptors for some ports you intend to use and immediately drop privileges.

    const fd = portDrop.allocate({
        http  : 80,
        https : 443
    });

    The returned fd object has the same properties as the input object, but with the values being file descriptors. You can then pass these to Node's Server#listen() method, for example.

    Contributing

    See our contributing guidelines for more details.

    1. Fork it.
    2. Make a feature branch: git checkout -b my-new-feature
    3. Commit your changes: git commit -am 'Add some feature'
    4. Push to the branch: git push origin my-new-feature
    5. Submit a pull request.

    License

    MPL-2.0 © Seth Holladay

    Go make something, dang it.

    Install

    npm i port-drop

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