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Re: [nmap-svn] r21941 - nmap/todo
From: Luis MartinGarcia <luis.mgarc () gmail com>
Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2011 13:16:17 +0100

On Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 10:58 PM,  <commit-mailer () insecure org> wrote:
Author: david
Date: Fri Jan 21 13:58:55 2011
New Revision: 21941

o [Nping] See whether --echo-client mode really requires root, and
 remove that restriction if not.

Hi David,

Nping does need root access for echo mode (for both client and server
roles). This is because the protocol requires the client to provide
the server with details about the packets that are going to be
transmitted. When Nping is run in unprivileged mode, most of that
information cannot be accessed as it is the OS who crafts network
layer and transport layer headers.

If you need a more elaborate answer, please let me know.


Luis MartinGarcia.
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