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SubjectRE: ping -f vs. ping -l
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> On Sun, 26 May 1996, Jared Mauch wrote:
>
> > I have one thing to say:
> >
> > Userland, not kerneland.

[snip]

> What does kerneland and userland have to do with ping -l and ping -f ?
> Bryn
> --

Because this is an issue involving *only* the ping executable. Ping,
being suid to root so that it can "ping" in the first place has the sole
responsibilty for granting/denying access to the features selected by
-l and -f. If -l is allowed for all users, then it's the ping program that's
at fault, not the kernel.

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