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Re: operation not permitted when attempting to ping

On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 7:54 PM, Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
> On 12/03/2009 07:35 PM, Robert Pendell wrote:
>> Whenever I use ping it returns the message socket: Operation not
>> permitted. ÂThis only happens if I am not running the shell as an
>> administrator otherwise it works fine.. ÂThe windows stock ping
>> command doesn't need admin rights to run. ÂI am running Windows 7 and
>> cygwin 1.7. ÂAttached is my cygcheck output.
> Yep. Known issue. ÂActually, 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). ÂAnyway, this is the long way of saying "That's
> the
> way it works and it's unlikely to change".

Ahh... ok.  I dug up an old thread on this.  Looks like it is a UAC
thing then.  Thanks for the info.

Robert Pendell
CAcert Assurer
"A perfect world is one of chaos."

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