[Nagiosplug-help] root-permissions for check_icmp

Andreas Ericsson ae at op5.se
Fri Apr 29 07:52:35 UTC 2005

Riddle wrote:
> check_icmp would be the best service for me, but as nagios/apache
> user in non-root group (on freebsd) I get "Failed to obtain ICMP
> socket: Permission denied"
> I need to know the simple trick to get check_icmp to have root
> permission.
> I have no sudo, setsuid nor can I run under root.

chown root:nagios check_icmp
chmod 4750 check_icmp

You have to make sure that check_icmp doesn't reside on a disk that's 
mounted with the nosuid option.

Simple enough? ;)

Andreas Ericsson                   andreas.ericsson at op5.se
OP5 AB                             www.op5.se
Lead Developer

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