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Subject: [aclug-L] Re: starting pppd by a normal user
From: phrostie <phrostie@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 19 Sep 1999 01:04:01 -0500
Reply-to: aclug-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx

there is a utillity that will give certain users certain root privilages.
forgive me i forget the name.
most of the time such packages are more trouble than they're worth.

myself i just keep one xterm as su and everything works.

i'm not much help, sorry.


j m wagle wrote:

> Please excuse a newbie question.
> I am using redhat 5.2 but I set up my ppp connection (to
> exactly as John states in the 'how to', namely I used
> made the following files:
> /etc/ppp/pap.secrets
> /etc/ppp/
> /etc/ppp/options
> it works great. I start the connection by logging on as a super user
> and executing the following pppd:
> /usr/sbin/pppd /dev/ttyS3 115200
> my question:
> can I start this with a bash file from a 'normal' (not operator or
> 'super') user?  everything I have tried has failed with the
> following message:
>  must be root to run /usr/sbin/pppd, since it is not setuid-root
> ..end of cryptic message...
> I have made the program pppd and all the files readable by all
> users.
> What am I doing wrong?
> thanks in advance,
> mike wagle,
> wichita, ks

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