[Rcpp-devel] How to elevate privilege from within Rcpp?

Bhaskar V. Karambelkar bhaskarvk at gmail.com
Sun Mar 15 22:29:45 CET 2015

Nope I'm afraid no generalization trick. Basically I needed to open a RAW
socket which requires root access, but reading up on socket man page, I see
that now I can open a ICMP socket which is a new addition, and doesn't
require root and yet do what I want to do.

So just something that works for my particular case.


On Sun, Mar 15, 2015 at 4:34 PM, Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd at debian.org> wrote:

> On 15 March 2015 at 16:26, Bhaskar V. Karambelkar wrote:
> | I was afraid of that, but glad that you confirmed it. In the mean time
> I've
> | figured out a way that may not require root :)
> Hah!  If there is a generalizable trick worth sharing then please don't
> hold
> back and tell us.
> Dirk
> --
> http://dirk.eddelbuettel.com | @eddelbuettel | edd at debian.org
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