Why this WARNING: message from ping ?

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by Jan Hoolwerf, Nov 4, 2003.

  1. Jan Hoolwerf

    Jan Hoolwerf Guest


    I get this error message with the ping command:

    PING google.com ( 56(84) bytes of data.
    64 bytes from google.com ( icmp_seq=1 ttl=50 time=117 ms
    WARNING: failed to install socket filter

    : Protocol not available

    64 bytes from google.com ( icmp_seq=2 ttl=50 time=116 ms

    Now, i'm very sure that yesterday i could ping without this warning but
    as far as i can remember the only change between yesterday and now is
    that i installed F-Prot but i fail to see the link between these two.
    So probably i did something else. I must have.

    A Google search gave a few hits with exactly the same error but, to my
    surprise, nowhere a real answer or a solution.

    regards, Jan Hoolwerf
    Jan Hoolwerf, Nov 4, 2003
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