Remove inetutils from LFS [was Re: GCC-4.0.1]

Andrew Benton b3nt at ukonline.co.uk
Mon Aug 22 09:42:28 PDT 2005


Jason Gurtz wrote:
> On 8/21/2005 10:54, Matthew Burgess wrote:
> 
>> ping.c:63 - "This program has to run SUID to ROOT to access the ICMP 
>> socket."
> 
> That's crazy.  Normal pings shouldn't require root.  Only changing payload
> size or flooding or other such things should require it.
> 
> Netkit ping has this behavior.  ...or was that installed suid?
> 

I don't know about Netkit but the ping we used to install from inetutils 
had permissions 4775



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