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

Thu Jan 20 11:13:16 UTC 2022
Simon Matter <simon.matter at invoca.ch>

> Am 19.01.22 um 15:44 schrieb Brian Stinson:
>> On Wed, Jan 19, 2022 at 8:33 AM Toralf Lund <toralf.lund at pgs.com> wrote:
>>> 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...
> I also noticed this "change".
>> Folks interested in this issue can watch this bugzilla:
>> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=2037807
>> We're waiting for systemd-239-55.el8 sources to show up after which we
>> will build this and publish to CentOS Stream. Right now this appears
>> to be an infrastructure issue and the appropriate folks are working on
>> that, but we also want this package to pass the proper checks before
>> we build.
> Is this a regression of the last systemd update?

Yes, systemd, this new operating system which still lacks a kernel ;-)

But seriously, this should be a warning how dangerous even the smallest
bug in systemd can be. In this case it's absolutely harmless but it shows
once more how domineering systemd became to be in the Linux ecosystem.

A bit frightening for me.