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     Re: multiping

On 10-Jun-99 Kim-Minh Kaplan wrote:
> "Shawn O'Hail" <Shawn+@osu.edu> writes:
>> 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....
> I really believe you are wrong: you need root privileges wathever non
> UDP/TCP packet you want to send -- that is on Unix of course.

Recent versions of ping (e.g. the one on debian/gnu linux 2.1) do not
allow normal users to increase the packet size. They are still suid
though. I guess this is what caused the confusion.


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