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[SLE] Can't start pppd as 'normal' user



Hi there,

A while ago I finally succeded in making my serial cable modem work under
linux. There are still some little things that need to be ironed out
though; I can't start pppd as a 'normal' user. I created a group called
'pppusers' and added my name to it. As far as permissions go my pppd looks like
this:

-rwsr-sr-- 1 root pppusers 135636 Aug 7 1999 /usr/sbin/pppd

I also configured some permissions in /etc/ppp :

-rw------- 1 root root 357 Apr 9 23:49 chatscript
-rw------- 1 root pppusers 0 Apr 10 00:38 connect-errors
-rwx--x--- 1 root pppusers 72 Apr 9 23:49 hangup
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 5 Apr 5 19:32 ip-down -> ip-up
-rwxr-x--x 1 root root 4524 Jul 29 1999 ip-up
-rw-r----- 1 root pppusers 145 Apr 9 23:49 options
-rw------- 1 root root 138 Apr 9 23:49 pap-secrets
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 1024 Apr 5 19:38 peers
-rwxr-x--- 1 root pppusers 72 Apr 9 23:49 ppp-on
-rwxr-x--- 1 root pppusers 168 Apr 9 23:49 ppp-on-dialer

After setting the permissions I made these symbolic links:

ln -s /etc/ppp/ppp-on /usr/bin/call
ln -s /etc/ppp/hangup /usr/bin/hangup

As root everything works smoothly. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks!


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Yatsen Ng
Den Haag, The Netherlands
yatsenng@xxxxxxxxxx

It said "Needs Windows 95 or better". So I installed Linux...

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