[ITA] inetutils-1.9.4-1

marco atzeri marco.atzeri@gmail.com
Tue Jul 17 14:28:00 GMT 2018

On Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 3:59 PM, Corinna Vinschen  wrote:
> On Jul 17 19:41, Takashi Yano wrote:
>> On Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:14:46 +0900
>> Takashi Yano wrote:
>> > ping/ping6 in inetutils also require administrator right as well.
>> I have noticed that current ping package, as well as ping/ping6 in
>> inetutils, works without administrator privilege in Windows 10.
>> It seems that the policy of raw socket access has been changed in
>> Windows 10.
> Indeed!  Wow.  I just checked and apparently this has been implemented
> mainly for WSL, already since build 14926.
> The remaining problem is that we still have non-W10 users.
> So I think the right thing to do is to keep ping in a separate package.
> Marco, the ping you're maintaining isn't IPv6 capable, as far as I can
> see.

surely not. it is the ancient 1983 version

that is lacking a lot of features compared to most recent ones

> Marco and Takashi, what about using ping/ping6 from inetutils but
> providing them in a ping package on their own?  Would you mind to
> discuss this between the two of you?  Whatever you two come up with is
> fine with me.

I think it is a good idea


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