[plug] ppp

Leon Brooks leon at brooks.smileys.net
Sat Apr 29 22:58:56 WST 2000

Vic Bitter wrote:
> Was just wondering why it is that I need to supply my root password to open
> kppp. Is there some why I can turn this feature off?

Yes. Configure the ppp0 interface to be user activatable. If your PPP
program wont' do that, edit the file
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ppp0 and change the USERCTL line to
say "yes".

If it still doesn't work, check that your pppd is SUID root (my
(Mandrake) system doesn't need it to be, your system (RedHat) may be
different). Do this with an...

    ls -l /usr/sbin/pppd

...if there is no "s" among the attributes shown, do...

    chmod u+s /usr/sbin/pppd

...to add one.

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