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SubjectRe: [PATCH] net: ipv4: add IPPROTO_ICMP socket kind
On Tue, Apr 12, 2011 at 14:25 -0700, David Miller wrote:
> I have no fundamental objections to this change and I'll be happy to
> apply it after we iron out a few details.


> First, please get rid of the debug option, we have pr_debug() which can
> be dynamically turned on and off at run time these days.


> Second, if this is a bonafide core facility we'd like everyone to use,
> let's make it so. I want it so that every ping binary can expect this
> facility to be there if the kernel is new enough.
> So let's get rid of the config option.


> Finally, longer term, I'd really like to see ipv6 support for this
> feature as well.


For ICMPv6 we should recognize what message types are OK to send by
non-root users and what types are privileged. We just didn't do this

Thank you for the review,

Vasiliy Kulikov - bringing security into open computing environments

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