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Re: ping must run as root?!

On Tue, 22 Feb 2000, Petr Cech wrote:

> > Did this nonsense creep in with today's update, or has it been so for a
> > few days? ;-)
> What nonsense? ping has always been setuid root. netbase registers it in it's
> postinst

The nonsense of it not being setuid root, of course.

> ls -l /bin/ping ? Is netbase configured?

Hmmm it works now. Maybe I caught ping while netbase was being
upgraded? When the package is upgraded, does the setuid bit get erased for
that duration?


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