Tech Tip: IcmpDaemon runs as root when the Data Collector is installed as a sudo user

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When installing as a sudo user, the main Data Collector process runs as the specified user, but the IcmpDaemon runs as root


This is because the IcmpDaemon sends/receives ICMP ping requests/responses.


Root privileges are required for a command/process to generate ICMP requests on Linux.

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