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Re: can ping only with sudo

On Sat, 6 Oct 2007, tom arnall wrote:

lately i inadvertently did 'chmod 777 -R /dev' on my system (as root, of
course!). now i find that to ping anyone i have to do it as sudo, else i get:

	ping: icmp open socket: Operation not permitted

could the two things be connected?


tom arnall

ping usually needs root permissions to run as a normal user, chmod 4755 /bin/ping should fix it

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