Forum OpenACS Q&A: Response to Is someone interested in the ACS 4.x Java Chat Module for openacs 3.2.x?

Hans, you won't be able to run the chat server on the same port as AOLServer, because as you noted it's a separate service that needs to bind to its own port.

As for running it on a privileged port, I don't know if it's unsafe or not. You could start it up separately as root by calling it from a script, like inittab, or even from the command line: java -classpath /web/[my server]/www/chat/java adChatServer start [my port #] &

AOLServer itself doesn't run as root, even when bound to a privileged port, and perhaps the chat server could be started in a similar manner. I don't know how that's accomplished, so maybe someone else can comment on that.