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Re: nmap/sparc64

On Sun, Mar 14, 2004 at 07:20:02PM +0000, Anil Madhavapeddy wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 14, 2004 at 12:07:57PM -0700, Peter Valchev wrote:
> > I forgot to mention that this whole codepath is only entered as root,
> > which I do not immediately see the reason for.  I suspect it'd be best
> > to take this to the nmap lists from here...
> agree with your analysis (is this code unreadable or what? crazy ifdefs)
> i assume it needs to be root to open the raw sockets needed to capture
> what it needs.
  bang on. Although raw packets enjoy direct access to the 
IP packet and hdr.. They req root access to do so. I think
it is a lot more flexible since you are working uncooked  
per se. Downside AFAIK is no notion of ports, or such a 
thing as raw (tcp|udp) and much more challenging ICMP 
setup. Well that is my understanding anyhow.

Best Regards,

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