[maemo-users] Missing OS2008 cmdline apps (was Re: how to install OS2007?)

From: James Knott james.knott at rogers.com
Date: Sun Dec 30 17:13:56 EET 2007
Tuomas Kulve wrote:
> hendrik at topoi.pooq.com wrote:
>> That's bizarre.  What security implications are there in ping that would 
>> mean it has to be run only by root?  Forcing people to use root when not 
>> necessary is itself a security problem.
> Ping seems to be setuid root on my debian. So it's run as root here too.

Other than my N800, I have never experienced having to be root to ping. 
It is a useful user level diagnostic.  Imaging someone providing user
support in a large corporation, as I have done.  A user cannot connect
to something.  You talk them through various tests they can do, to help
isolate a problem.  One of the tools to use is ping.  Another is
traceroute.  I pity the support person, who doesn't have those available.

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