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

From: humberto at hpcf.upr.edu humberto at hpcf.upr.edu
Date: Wed Feb 8 14:49:38 EET 2006
Quoting Laurent MARTIN <laurent at gide.net>:

> I'm not able to ping as "normal" user (aka "user"):
> "ping: icmp open socket: Operation not permitted"
> Things work well if I use ping as "root" user (sudo gainroot). Is  
> this a normal behaviour?

Yes, ping requires root privilege, but most linux distributions ship with ping
setuid root:

$ ls -l `which ping`
-rwsr-xr-x  1 root root 30724 Jul 12  2005 /bin/ping

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