raw sockets

Posted on 2005-04-25
Last Modified: 2010-04-21
Is it true that if you're logged in as root, any application you run has access to raw sockets?
Question by:dissolved
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    Expert Comment

    Only the root user can open a raw socket because of the security implications associated with raw network access.


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    Author Comment

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

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    Accepted Solution

    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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