in reply to
Re: Nonroot ping with Net::Ping::External (was: Re: packet types & ports)
in thread Module Net-Ping
Not to be too picky, but your ping command almost certainly _does_ require root permissions.
Yes, ping needs root privileges and yes, blm's statement about the "binary ping command that does not need root level permissions" suggested otherwise. However, I think what he meant is that a user usually doesn't have to have root privs to execute ping. This is true because ping generally has its setuid bit on and is owned by root.
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