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

Thu Jan 20 21:07:49 UTC 2022
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 1/20/22 12:46, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> On 1/19/22 08:44, Brian Stinson wrote:
>> 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...
>>> Thanks.
>>> - Toralf
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>> 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.
> I am doing a compose with this version of systemd in it right now. 
> Should be released later today.
> _______________________________________________

OK .. I am currently releasing an 8-stream compose with 
systemd-239-55.el8 .. but it does not fix this unpriv ping issue.

I checked internally and it is also a problem on the rhel build for this 
systemd version, so not an issue introduced by the CentOS Stream build.

This  version of systemd should be available in a couple hours on 

Johnny Hughes