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     Re: multiping

It's only suid root if you want to send ICMP packets greater than the
default of 64. I don't know why NOCOL does....

At 12:50 PM 6/9/99 +0200, Kim-Minh Kaplan wrote:
>"Chris Garrigues" <cwg-nocol@DeepEddy.Com> writes:
>> Rather than figuring out how to write a configure time test to see
>> what arguments ping takes, I'm thinking about just always using
>> multiping.
>> Is there a good reason not to do this?
>Yes, security...  On most Unices you need root privileges to send out
>ICMP.  This means that one has to suid multiping.

Shawn O'Hail