Ping: icmp open socket: Operation not permitted (Linux)
Unless you are root, ping shows the following error message:
[user@host]$ ping 184.108.40.206 ping: icmp open socket: Operation not permitted
On Linux (and other flavours) you have to be root to open up a socket. The SUID bit must be set in the ping binary to allow it to open sockets. This issue is common on jailing users as most disto's ping binary will have this set by default.
[user@host]# ls -la bin/ping -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 41704 2011-04-06 15:13 bin/ping
Set the SUID bit:
[user@host]# sudo chmod u+s bin/ping [user@host]# ls -la bin/ping -rwsr-xr-x 1 root root 41704 2011-04-06 15:13 bin/ping