raw sockets

Is it true that if you're logged in as root, any application you run has access to raw sockets?
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Only the root user can open a raw socket because of the security implications associated with raw network access.


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dissolvedAuthor Commented:
thanks. What are the advantages do programs have when they have access to the raw socket?  What makes it so special?

Please have a look at "Raw IP Networking FAQ":

To learn more details about raw socket,

also "Understanding the Solaris socket filesystem":

man ip
man raw

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