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my share hosting has disabled all socket functions

I have hosted my website with squarebrothers.com They have disabled curl_exec, fsockopen, socket_create functions. They say that these are security vulnerabilities and they have blocked. And they ...
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closing ssh ControlPath

I found the instructions on kerneltrap's mail archive: "scp batch mode?" to be insightful an useful, however when I issue the command to close the connection # Bring the connection down. ssh -S ...
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How to configure mysql to connect via sockets?

My mysql server is installed on the localhost machine where my php scripts are stored. So is what they say right that it's safer to connect to mysql from php that is placed in the same server? If so, ...
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Is there still a reason why binding to port < 1024 is only authorized for root on Unix systems?

On Unix systems, binding to tcp port < 1024 from a process without root privileged is denied. What was the initial reason and is it still valid ? For example http server don't need root ...