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     Re: multiping

"Chris Garrigues" <cwg-nocol@DeepEddy.Com> writes:

> Rather than figuring out how to write a configure time test to see
> what arguments ping takes, I'm thinking about just always using
> multiping.
> Is there a good reason not to do this?

Yes, security...  On most Unices you need root privileges to send out
ICMP.  This means that one has to suid multiping.