[gnome-network] Bug#458723: gnome-nettool: traceroute broken for normal user, bad error message

On Wed, 2008-01-02 at 14:00 +0100, Ralph Aichinger wrote:
> When I start gnome-nettool as a normal user,
> and try to use the traceroute tab, the following
> happens: Trace button turns red, status bar looks
> as if the program does something, and then nothing.
> No error message whatsoever.
> Only when I start gnome-nettool from a terminal I
> get the following message in the terminal:
> The specified type of tracerouting is allowed for superuser only
> Most users using gnome-nettool will not start it
> from the terminal and will therefore be confused.
> *And* there are ways of tracerouting that normal
> users are allowed to do. Why are these not used?


The error message actually comes from tcptraceroute.

gnome-nettool can use either tcptraceroute or traceroute, but prefers
the first one.

This is easy to change of course, we can patch the source and/or change
the depends to prefer traceroute.

Sven Arvidsson
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