F15 ping must run as root?

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at gmail.com
Mon Mar 14 13:42:21 UTC 2011

On Mon, Mar 14, 2011 at 11:49 AM, Jon Stanley <jonstanley at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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?)

Is it part of "remove setuid" [1] feature that's due to be part of F-15?


[1] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/RemoveSETUID

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