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ICMP sockets

ICMP sockets

Posted Dec 25, 2010 4:29 UTC (Sat) by brouhaha (subscriber, #1698)
Parent article: ICMP sockets

If it can't be used for anything but ping, by design, then why not call it a ping socket? "ICMP socket" is clearly a misnomer.

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ICMP sockets

Posted Dec 27, 2010 14:05 UTC (Mon) by Kwi (subscriber, #59584) [Link]

The interface permits any ICMP message, but the implementation restricts messages to ICMP ECHO for security reasons.

If, at some point, other ICMP messages are deemed safe for use by non-privileged users, they can be enabled in the implementation, without changing the interface.

ICMP sockets

Posted Jul 22, 2011 6:48 UTC (Fri) by arekm (subscriber, #4846) [Link]

Are there patches for iputils ping, mtr that use this feature in backward compatible way?

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