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

Jason Gurtz jason at tommyk.com
Mon Aug 22 10:06:22 PDT 2005


On 8/22/2005 12:39, Bryan Kadzban wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 22, 2005 at 12:03:49PM -0400, Jason Gurtz wrote:
>
>> That's crazy.  Normal pings shouldn't require root.
> 
> IIRC, the standard kernel socket interface simply has no way to send any
> kind of ICMP packet (echo-request included).  Therefore, you need to
> open a raw socket, and write the headers yourself.

Hmm, still think it's crazy.  Maybe that's a missing feature in the
kernel?  Somehow I think that'll never see the light of day.

I looked and my ping is setuid.

-rwsr-xr-x    1 root     root        15876 Sep  4  2001 /bin/ping*


~Jason

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