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Re: [opensuse-factory] Re: Re: RFC: move ifconfig and friends out of default installation
El 28/01/14 10:02, James Knott escribió:

Don't cut essential tools without providing a superior replacement.
Things like traceroute and ping are essential for troubleshooting
network problems.

"traceroute" is provided nowadays by a separate package, not net-tools. properly named "traceroute" [doh] it is what the rest of the world also uses.

"ping" could be reimplemented to use the kernel's "ping" sockets (socket(PF_INET, SOCK_DGRAM, IPPROTO_ICMP) ...) instead of the old setuid/capability ways.. unfortunately the kernel has a barking mad restriction in this socket type which means that by default, not even root can use it. (go figure...)

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