F15 ping must run as root?

Martin Sourada martin.sourada at gmail.com
Mon Mar 14 12:18:43 UTC 2011


On Mon, 14 Mar 2011 13:08:17 +0100 
Joachim Backes wrote:
> 
> ls -l /bin/ping
> -rwxr-xr-x. 1 backes backes 40840 Feb  9 17:00 /bin/ping
> 
> But
> 
> chown root.root /bin/ping
> 
> does not solve the problem, still "operation not permitted", even
> after chmod u+s /bin/ping.
> 
There's something weird there indeed. Notice the difference in
file-size:

$ ls -l /bin/ping
-rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 39344 Feb  9 17:00 /bin/ping

$ rpm -q iputils
iputils-20101006-7.fc15.i686

FYI, I can ping just fine.

With regards,
Martin


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