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"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. Kim-Minh.