It means that you don't have socket permissions. This is likely to happen
if ping does not have the sticky bit set as it must be run as root.
(chmod +s/chmod 4000)
At 10:42 AM 8/21/97 EDT, Sandeep_Talwar @
>Just a small query on ping
> I am trying to ping a host on the Internet and i get the following
> ping : wrote 205.112.x.y (ip address) 64 chars , ret = -1
> ping : send to : Permission denied
>The host is unreachable but this kind of messages is new to me. Any pointers.
>Please mail me direct for any answers.Thanks in advance