[CentOS] Ping as regular user not allowed (CentOS Stream 8)

Wed Jan 19 14:32:50 UTC 2022
Toralf Lund <toralf.lund at pgs.com>

Following some update or the other (I think) on my CentOS Stream 8 
system, I'm no longer able to use ping as a regular user; I get

$ ping www.centos.org
ping: socket: Operation not permitted

Does anyone else see this? It it a bug, or were the system/default 
permissions deliberately changed? Can anyone suggest a fix/workaround? 
Actually, I can find several different ones via a simple web search, but 
they are generally related to other distributions, I'm not quite sure 
which would be the most appropriate for CentOS...


- Toralf