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       authbind-helper - helper program to bind sockets to privileged ports without root


       /usr/lib/authbind/helper addr4-hex port-hex <socket
       /usr/lib/authbind/helper addr6-hex port-hex 6 <socket


       helper  is  the  program  used  by libauthbind, which is in turn used by authbind to allow
       programs which do not or should not run as  root  to  bind  to  low-numbered  ports  in  a
       controlled way.  See authbind(1).

       It may also be used standalone, i.e. without assistance from authbind.  Its standard input
       should be a TCP/IP socket, and it should be passed two or three arguments.

       The arguments are the address and port number, respectively, to which the  caller  desires
       that  the  socket  be bound, and the address family (ommitted for IPv4; the fixed string 6
       for IPv6).  addr4-hex and port-hex should be hex strings, without leading 0x,  of  exactly
       the  right length (8 and 4 digits, respectively), being a pair of hex digits for each byte
       in the address or port number when expressed in host byte order.  For  example,  the  port
       argument  is  the  result of something like sprintf(arg, "%04X", sin.sin_port).  addr6-hex
       should be a string of 32 hex digits, being a pair for each byte in the address, in network
       byte order.


       helper will exit with code 0 on success.

       If possible, helper will return an appropriate errno value as its exit status.  If this is
       not possible it may exit with status 255 or with an exit status  corresponding  to  ENOSYS
       (Function not implemented).


       See authbind(1) for details of the access control regime implemented by helper.


       authbind(1), bind(2)


       authbind and this manpage were written by Ian Jackson.  They are Copyright (C)1998,2012 by
       him and released under the  GNU  General  Public  Licence;  there  is  NO  WARRANTY.   See
       /usr/doc/authbind/copyright and /usr/doc/copyright/GPL for details.