[ITP] Inetutils 1.9.4

Daniel Boland daniel@boland.nl
Tue Feb 16 19:26:00 GMT 2016

Hi Achim,

Achim Gratz wrote:
> D. Boland writes:
>>> These tools are provided separately in many Linux distros for quite
>>> some time, and while those tools can be started by inetd, inetd
>>> doesn't require them and they don't require inetd (xinetd is perfectly
>>> capable of replacing inetd).
>> I don't see why this makes sense. The ping, hostname, whois and tftp
>> programs *do* belong to the inetutils package, right? But if you
>> insist, i'll comply.
> They don't necessarily belong there and haven't for quite some time if
> you look at a reasonably modern Linux distribution (mine is openSUSE
> Tumbleweed).
>> rpm -qf /usr/lib/git/git-subtree
> git-core-2.7.1-1.1.x86_64
>> rpm -qf `which hostname`
> hostname-3.16-1.3.x86_64
>> rpm -qf `which ping`
> iputils-s20121221-4.5.x86_64
>> rpm -qf `which tftp`
> tftp-5.2-13.2.x86_64
> whois isn't even installed on my box and most registrars wouldn't
> deliver data for it anyway.

What if you are a registrar ;-)

>>> - usr/bin/traceroute is non-functional:
>>>     $ traceroute.exe www.wdr.de
>>>     traceroute to e2636.g.akamaiedge.net (, 64 hops max
>>>     traceroute: socket: Operation not permitted
>> That's because you're not in Administrator mode. Ping (from Atzeri's
>> package) does the same. The error message ultimately comes from the
>> 'sendto' function, which is in cygwin1.dll
> Maybe it should be in sbin/ like all the other stuff that needs
> administrator privileges, then?

Definitely. Maybe add /sbin:/usr/sbin:/usr/local/sbin to the path of the
user who installs Cygwin? Most Linux systems do that.


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