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Date:      Fri, 9 Feb 1996 23:51:53 -0500 (EST)
From:      Marc Ramirez <mrami@mramirez.sy.yale.edu>
To:        Chad Shackley <zoogy@cris.com>
Cc:        "Garrett A. Wollman" <wollman@lcs.mit.edu>, questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: ping
Message-ID:  <Pine.BSF.3.91.960209234917.18217C-100000@mramirez.sy.yale.edu>
In-Reply-To: <199602092229.RAA14062@fs1.cris.com>

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On Fri, 9 Feb 1996, Chad Shackley wrote:

> >> What do I need to change to allow users to ping?
> >
> >You need to unbreak the permissions on the ping binary.
> >
> >-r-sr-xr-x  1 root  bin  114688 Feb  5 17:14 /sbin/ping*
> 
> An ls -l on ping shows:
> 
>  -rwxr-xr-x  1 root  bin  118784 Nov 16 01:49 /sbin/ping
> 
> And nobody else except root can do a ping without getting
> 
> ping: socket: Permission denied

It needs to be made setuid, i.e., it runs with the permissions of the 
owner, not the executor.

$ chmod 4555 /sbin/ping
as Mr. Wollman has it above.

> I must have access to ping itself because if I type ping I get the command 
> line options for it.
> 
> Chad
> 
> 
> 
--
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