Ping Flood Help

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

  1. macair949 macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2013
    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


    Feb 18, 2004
    Wilmington, DE
    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 G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    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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