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Re: [SLUG] non-root users cant use network

On Mon, Aug 29, 2011 at 01:06:34PM +1000, Chris Barnes wrote:
> cpbarnes@netbook:~$ ping
> socket: Permission denied
> cpbarnes@netbook:~$ wget
> Connecting to failed: Permission denied.


Try "strace wget"; and see which system calls are failing.

My guess is bad permissions on /dev, /sys or /proc. Backup guesses are:
something to do with selinux, out of memory, bad capabilities, or some
important module not loaded!