F15 ping must run as root? [solved?]

Joachim Backes joachim.backes at rhrk.uni-kl.de
Mon Mar 14 13:52:39 UTC 2011

On 03/14/2011 02:42 PM, Peter Robinson wrote:
> 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?
> Peter
> [1] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/RemoveSETUID

After rebooting my F15 box, ping now runs as expected. I have no
explanation for this behaviour.

Kind regards

Joachim Backes <joachim.backes at rhrk.uni-kl.de>


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