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Re: make ping executable by normal users?

On Wed, Jun 08, 2016 at 02:44:52PM +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> [...] see bug #770492.

Truly amazing! For "ping", it would be like this:

$ /sbin/getcap /bin/ping
/bin/ping = cap_net_raw+ep
$ chown root:root /bin/ping
chown: changing ownership of '/bin/ping': Operation not permitted
$ /sbin/getcap /bin/ping
[ empty output ]

And you don't even have to be root, so this is a lot easier method to
lose the capability than doing tar + untar or using rsync without -X.


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