[smokeping-users] smoketrace bad packet length value

Pete Hoffswell Pete.Hoffswell at davenport.edu
Tue Sep 16 21:58:30 CEST 2008

I receive the bad packet error as well, on a new trace installation.

Further research, based on Tobi's thoughts shows:

server:~ # sudo -u wwwrun traceroute -I eth0 www.yahoo.com 
traceroute to www.yahoo.com (, 30 hops max, 40 byte packets 
Unable to bind to network interface eth0: Operation not permitted 
server:~ #  

Thing is I'm not sure how to fix that permissions problem.

How do I get my wwwrun web user to run traceroute -I?

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