[Mono-list] socket.raw as root

Ellis, Edward edward.ellis@pnl.gov
Fri, 18 Jun 2004 14:38:43 -0700

I am not sure if this applies in your case, but there are privileged
sockets (0-1023) and non-privileged sockets (1024-65536).  If this is
not your problem, then it may be an issue that raw sockets bypass the
standard protocols and can be used for nefarious purposes.  I am sure
about the first statement, the second is just a guess.

J. Edward Ellis

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
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Subject: [Mono-list] socket.raw as root

Would someone please explain to me why I have to be root in order to
create a raw socket:

Socket socket =3D new Socket(AddressFamily.InterNetwork, SocketType.Raw,

but I can create a Stream socket as a normal user:

Socket socket =3D new Socket(AddressFamily.InterNetwork,
SocketType.Stream, ProtocolType.Tcp);

And is there a way to get around the root privilege requirement for raw