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Re: [bug-inetutils] more icmp probes for ping?

From: Jeff Bailey
Subject: Re: [bug-inetutils] more icmp probes for ping?
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2007 20:53:18 -0400

On 27/06/07, Karl Berry <address@hidden> wrote:
A fellow has offered a new program to GNU, an enhanced ping implemented
in Python.  I can't see that it makes any sense to think about adding
this to GNU per se, but I thought you might be interested in the
additional features he claims it has, and consider them for GNU ping:

The inetutils ping is designed around libicmp, so has the facilities
for multiple types of icmp queries as well.  I don't know how many are
implemented, but the idea of running a python program as setuid root
for a basic utility gives me the heeby-jeebies.

I would suggest declining the offer.

Jeff Bailey

Jeff Bailey - http://www.raspberryginger.com/jbailey/

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