Re: Why /usr/sbin is not in my root $PATH ?
- Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2019 21:18:33 +0300
- From: Reco <recoverym4n@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Why /usr/sbin is not in my root $PATH ?
On Thu, Feb 21, 2019 at 11:12:12AM -0700, ghe wrote:
> Another Busterism, BTW: ping now requires root privileges. It does on
> computer, anyway. Maybe I made a mistake when I installed -- somebody
> sure did.
Ping *always* required root, more precisely, CAP_NET_RAW.
So they either made ping root-owned suid, or assigned CAP_NET_RAW
capability to it (that's stretch btw):
$ /sbin/getcap /bin/ping
/bin/ping = cap_net_raw+ep
So, run /var/lib/dpkg/info/iputils-ping.postinst (or whatever iputils
alternative you have installed), and enjoy sanity restored.