[Xymon] xymon & fping
Root, Paul T
Paul.Root at CenturyLink.com
Wed Dec 12 17:48:33 CET 2018
You should only need to set the sticky bit for the user.
Using the method below, your xymon user would need to be in the group that owns fping. You show it as zzzzzzzzz.
What these commands would do is disallow anyone not in the group from using the command at all. And it would give the user root permissions to resources, i.e. the raw socket, to the user.
From: Xymon <xymon-bounces at xymon.com> On Behalf Of Frank M. Ramaekers
Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 10:13 AM
To: xymon at xymon.com
Subject: [Xymon] xymon & fping
[xymon at xxxxxxxx ~]$ fping yyyyyyyy
fping: can't create raw socket (must run as root?) : Operation not permitted
[xymon at xxxxxxxx ~]$ ls -lh /usr/local/sbin/fping
-rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 87K Jul 24 12:28 /usr/local/sbin/fping
What should I do to correct this (best solution)?
Found this, but not sure it applies to xymon:
chown root:zzzzzzzz /usr/sbin/fping
chmod 710 /usr/sbin/fping
chmod ug+s /usr/sbin/fping
Frank M. Ramaekers Jr.
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