[maemo-users] [maemo-users] Ping as user: error

From: Laurent MARTIN laurent at gide.net
Date: Wed Feb 8 14:19:41 EET 2006
> on *nix, you have to be root to open a 'raw' socket, which is what  
> ping uses (a raw socket of type ICMP).
Really? I'd never noticed this before: at the office, I'm able to  
ping any machine I want from my normal user account. I'm going to ask  
our IT chief for more details on how our accounts are configured for  
Thank you very much for your explanation!
Laurent, Nantes - France
Apple PowerBook 12"
Treo 650 (unlocked GSM)
Nokia 770

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