#12427 NORM Future : ping only works as root

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#12427: ping only works as root
           Reporter:  godiard   |       Owner:                
               Type:  defect    |      Status:  new           
           Priority:  normal    |   Milestone:  Future Release
          Component:  distro    |     Version:  not specified 
         Resolution:            |    Keywords:  regression    
        Next_action:  diagnose  |    Verified:  0             
Deployment_affected:            |   Blockedby:                
           Blocking:            |  

Comment(by godiard):

 Replying to [comment:7 greenfeld]:

 > (*) Besides adding "/usr/sbin/setcap cap_net_raw=p /bin/ping" to olpc-
 configure; that would work too.

 While probably will not win the "Most Elegant Solution" category Oscar, I
 think is better include something like this, to ship a broken ping.
 Remember there are deployments were root is not available.

Ticket URL: <http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/12427#comment:8>
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