Ping Flood Help

Discussion in 'macOS' started by macair949, Dec 24, 2013.

  1. macair949 macrumors newbie

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    Dec 24, 2013
    #1
    Hi everyone I just have one quick question. When I try to ping my website to test its abilities by ping flooding it on terminal what comes up is "ping: -f flag: Operation not permitted." Is there a way I can fix this? Thank you!
     
  2. ElectricSheep macrumors 6502

    ElectricSheep

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    Feb 18, 2004
    Location:
    Wilmington, DE
    #2
    You must be superuser to ping flood. Ping-flooding is very hard on the network, and if you are thinking of pinging out through your ISP do not do this.
     
  3. DeltaMac macrumors 604

    DeltaMac

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    Jul 30, 2003
    Location:
    Delaware
    #3
    The man for ping says that the -f flag can only be invoked by the superuser.
    So, you have to use sudo to get that to work.
    And, as a reminder, the man also says -
    (two similar posts, both from Delaware within a minute of each other - means that we're good!)
     

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