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Re: operation not permitted when attempting to ping

On 12/03/2009 07:35 PM, Robert Pendell wrote:
Whenever I use ping it returns the message socket: Operation not
permitted.  This only happens if I am not running the shell as an
administrator otherwise it works fine..  The windows stock ping
command doesn't need admin rights to run.  I am running Windows 7 and
cygwin 1.7.  Attached is my cygcheck output.

Yep. Known issue. Actually, the only reason Cygwin still has its own ping is some people prefer it over the Windows version (and the complaints against it have been low volume). Anyway, this is the long way of saying "That's the way it works and it's unlikely to change".

Larry Hall                    
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