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Re: ping: recvfrom: Invalid argument (cygwin-1.5.21 on Win XP SP2)
- From: Corinna Vinschen <corinna-cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2006 15:18:18 +0200
- Subject: Re: ping: recvfrom: Invalid argument (cygwin-1.5.21 on Win XP SP2)
- References: <200610201242.k9KCgKKr020743@tyr.informatik.hs-fulda.de>
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Oct 20 14:42, Siegmar Gross wrote:
> "ping" doesn't work for a normal user. Although this problem was reported
> several times, I couldn't find a solution. Therefore I try once more with
> additional information (at least I haven't seen some of my info in the
> other mails).
> When I login as Administrator everything is fine (was reported in other
> mails as well).
Sorry to say that but it's not new. The Cygwin ping uses raw ip, which
is only available to admins. Normal users shouldn't use /bin/ping or
/usr/bin/ping, but `cygpath -u $SYSTEMROOT`/system32/ping instead.
> Now something new. A normal user can use "ping" from windows without
> problems, so that in my opinion it is not a general problem for a
That's because a native Windows user calls ping from $SYSTEMROOT\system32.
Corinna Vinschen Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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