F15 ping must run as root?

Jon Stanley jonstanley at gmail.com
Mon Mar 14 11:49:32 UTC 2011

On Mon, Mar 14, 2011 at 7:40 AM, Joachim Backes
<joachim.backes at rhrk.uni-kl.de> wrote:

> I saw that in F15 ping must be started with root rights, otherwhise I get:
> ping: icmp open socket: Operation not permitted

Ping has *always* needed root privs, it generally gets them by being
suid root. Don't have an F15 box here handy to look, but I'm
suspecting that either it somehow isn't suid root, or something else
is preventing suid from working (no suid mount option? SELinux?)

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