I installed Cygwin’s “ping” package and couldn’t run it in a regular mintty due to permissions problems. I got “ping: socket: Operation not permitted” errors. But it worked fine if I ran it in a mintty that I’d started with “Run as administrator”.
I only discovered Scalzi this year. Lots of good stuff there. I should probably buy some of his books or something. 🙂
I searched around a bit and couldn’t find the right answer to my question of “how to run /bin/ping as administrator in a regular terminal window”, and couldn’t get it to work on my own either, but I thought I’d post my work-around, to wit: