Ping under normal user

Erik Trulsson ertr1013 at
Fri Oct 15 07:53:11 PDT 2004

On Fri, Oct 15, 2004 at 11:48:11AM -0300, Bruno M. Petroski wrote:
> Hi,
>    I'm using FreeBSD 4.10, and I'm trying to ping a computer using the 
> following command as a normal user, but I receive an error message.
> $ ping -s 64 -c 10
> ping: -s flag: Operation not permitted
>   If I use the same command as root, no error message is given. Is 
> there any option I could setup in order to overcome this error???

Don't use the '-s' flag.  As the manpage for ping(8) states: "Only the
super-user may use this option."

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Erik Trulsson
ertr1013 at

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