I think it should be up to the user to decide whether to enable this by
setting the net.ipv4.ping_group_range sysctl.
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Upgrade ping to latest version that doesn't require SUID or NET_RAW
Status in iputils package in Ubuntu:
The latest version of iputils have the option of using SOCK_DGRAM
packets instead of SOCK_RAW, provided that the
net.ipv4.ping_group_range sysctl is set to a different value. This
helps a lot with security in -not just- Linux containers by dropping
support for the NET_RAW capability.
Also, the ubuntu-minimal packages should not include this package as a
hard dependency in case I want to uninstall iputils-ping to substitute
it for another package like oping which just works if I turn off the
This would help a lot with secure Linux containers with no NET_RAW
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