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Old 02-02-2011, 10:05 AM   #1
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pppd/wvdial


For someone with sudo privilege, what's the best approach to using pppd/wvdial and not having to provide a password?
 
Old 02-02-2011, 02:09 PM   #2
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pppd and wvdial are 2 very different animals. I'll try for wvdial only

10 years since I did much with it, but I think it does take a -c /path/to/config_file option, and you can set that as 0600 owned by root:root. You might use this

alias wvdial="wvdial & exit"
I could open up a root terminal, tyoe 'wvdial & exit' and the terminal would vanish back to a login screen, you'd lose the gibberish it throws out but you could hear the modem doing it's thing. I had a huge respect for the hacking power of my kids.
 
  


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