Fedora 15 Update: traceroute-2.0.18-1.fc15

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Fedora Update Notification
2011-08-26 18:29:35

Name        : traceroute
Product     : Fedora 15
Version     : 2.0.18
Release     : 1.fc15
URL         : http://traceroute.sourceforge.net
Summary     : Traces the route taken by packets over an IPv4/IPv6 network
Description :
The traceroute utility displays the route used by IP packets on their
way to a specified network (or Internet) host.  Traceroute displays
the IP number and host name (if possible) of the machines along the
route taken by the packets.  Traceroute is used as a network debugging
tool.  If you're having network connectivity problems, traceroute will
show you where the trouble is coming from along the route.

Install traceroute if you need a tool for diagnosing network connectivity

Update Information:

Update to 2.0.18

Now, if kernel supports it, unprivileged users may perform
ICMP tracerouting without any special rights of the executable
(neither setuid bits nor cap_net_raw settings). It is allowed
if any group of a user matches sysctl range of "net/ipv4/ping_group_range"
(modifiable by sysadmins).
Current kernels (2.6.40 or 3.0) implement it for IPv4 only.
See traceroute(8) for more info.

Fix determination of system "ecn" settings for tcp tracerouting
(which was changed since the kernel 2.6.31).


* Wed Aug 24 2011 Dmitry Butskoy <Dmitry at Butskoy.name>  - 3:2.0.18-1
- update to 2.0.18 (make possible to use unprivileged icmp echo sockets)

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update traceroute' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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