[ITA] inetutils-1.9.4-1

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis@SystematicSw.ab.ca
Mon Jul 16 20:35:00 GMT 2018

On 2018-07-16 02:02, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Jul 16 16:14, Takashi Yano wrote:
>> On Mon, 16 Jul 2018 00:24:28 -0600
>> Brian Inglis <Brian.Inglis@SystematicSw.ab.ca> wrote:
>>> I removed that package from my system because it required elevated admin
>>> privileges to work, whereas Windows ping uses IcmpSendEcho API to bypass the
>>> elevated admin privilege required to access raw sockets and send an ICMP Echo
>>> request.
>> ping/ping6 in inetutils also require administrator right as well.
> I'm pretty sure I wrote this a couple years back but I was overruled:
> I don't think we should package ping at all.  It's just not feasible to
> install a ping which doesn't work 99% of the time but is earlier in
> $PATH than the working ping.

After installing bindutils containing nslookup, cron jobs started hanging
around, as my scripts had been using Windows nslookup for years - renamed: never
got to switch to getent instead, due to problems and output variations.

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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