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Bug#832999: "ping: icmp open socket: Operation not permitted" as non-root in Debian Live

On Tue, 8 Nov 2016 05:55:02 -0800 Noah Meyerhans <noahm@debian.org> wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 30, 2016 at 10:12:13AM +0000, Askar Safin wrote:
>> I downloaded Debian Live from this link:
>> http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current-live/amd64/iso-hybrid/debian-live-8.5.0-amd64-kde-desktop.iso
>> I booted into this KDE live system, opened Konsole terminal
>> emulator, typed "ping debian.org" (as non-root) into it and saw:
>> "ping: icmp open socket: Operation not permitted".
>> "sudo ping debian.org" works.
> ping uses Linux capabilities(7) to work as a non-suid binary. What seems
> to be happening is that the initial base installation performed by
> debootstrap is done on a filesystem that supports capabilities, but then
> the capabilities are lost when the files are copied to the CD image
> filesystem. I'm not sure if that's because the target filesystem doesn't
> support capabilities or that the process of copying fails to preserve
> them.
> I'm re-assigning this to the cdimage.debian.org team so they can
> investigate.

Just tested ping with "debian-live-9.1.0-amd64-kde-desktop.iso" and
with "debian-live-9.1.0-amd64-cinnamon-desktop.iso". Ping performs
correctly on both systems.

@Asker: mind trying it again and close the bug it works for you? Thx.

 - Darsha

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