icmp states I need to be running wine as root

Juan Lang juan.lang at gmail.com
Sun Oct 21 16:26:58 CDT 2007

> I can ping in linux without being a superuser? Isn't there another way to do this than with SOCK_RAW, or having to run wine as root?

I think you mean the first sentence as a statement, not a question.
And yes you can, sort of:  the ping executable is suid root.  It runs
as root, regardless of whether you are.

In answer to your second question:  yes, modify the Linux kernel not
to have such restrictions.


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