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Re: ping must run as root?!

Nils Jeppe writes:

> Did this nonsense creep in with today's update, or has it been so for a
> few days? ;-)
> bash-2.03$ ping cisco8
> ping: ping must run as root

Works pretty well for me:

[~]$ ping ultra2
PING ultra2.almamedia.fi ( 56 data bytes
64 bytes from icmp_seq=0 ttl=250 time=14.5 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=250 time=8.8 ms

--- ultra2.almamedia.fi ping statistics ---
2 packets transmitted, 2 packets received, 0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max = 8.8/11.6/14.5 ms

I updated my Potato three hours ago or so from a Finnish mirror. But
yes, I saw that some time ago, too. But it was gone after the next
apt-get upgrade. 

ping must be SUID root:

[~]$ ls -l `which ping`
-rwsr-xr-x    1 root     root        14864 Feb 20 10:34 /bin/ping

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