[arch-general] iptutils 20150815.1b5d03a-2 and ipv4-only system

Leonid Isaev leonid.isaev at jila.colorado.edu
Tue Sep 8 20:14:31 UTC 2015


	I noticed that ping in [testing]/iputils does not work on systems with
disabled IPv6 stack. For example (as root):
# ping archlinux.org
ping: socket: Operation not permitted (raw socket required by specified options).
# cat /proc/cmdline 
BOOT_IMAGE=../vmlinuz-linux ... ipv6.disable=1 ...
# pacman -Qo ping
/usr/bin/ping is owned by iputils 20150815.1b5d03a-2
# getcap /usr/bin/ping 
/usr/bin/ping = cap_net_raw+ep
I tried playing with cmdline options, without any success. ping from
[core]/iputils 20140519.fad11dc-1 does work. Is this a bug or a feature, and
does anyone know how to make ping work again?

Leonid Isaev
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