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Old 08-20-2002, 02:53 AM   #1
Dphoto
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Redhat 7.3 & Kppp - help!


Hi,
I've screwed up.

I couldn't log on via kppp unless I was root so I tried to fix it (Internet access through Gnome was fine). Kde Help pages told me to create a new user called "dialout" and then

chown root.dialout /etc/kde/kppp - but this isn't right for Redhat so in my ignorance I did

chown root.dialout /usr/bin/kppp
chmod 4750 /usr/bin/kppp

then
chown root.dialout /usr/sbin/kppp
chmod 4750 /usr/sbin/kppp

Now, although I can dialout OK I'm not hooking up to freeserve either through kppp or my Gnome dialer.

Trouble is I don't know how to correct what I've done.

Another method suggested by Kde Help mentions /etc/kppp/allow. I don't think I have this file can I write it?

Hope someone can help

Dave
 
Old 08-20-2002, 03:07 AM   #2
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Sorry, I forgot to say. I did add my username to the "dialout" group.
 
Old 08-20-2002, 03:55 AM   #3
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Will this help me now or when I've fixed my mistake. I found this on http://devel-home.kde.org/~kppp/faq.html


How do I get rid of the password dialog (RedHat) ?
Red Hat chose to install kppp as a so-called consolehelper application. This PAM based mechanism avoids a setuid root installation. A quick and dirty solution to revert to the original behaviour is to delete the link to consolehelper and make the real binary setuid root. Open a terminal window, su to root and enter the following commands:

rm /usr/bin/kppp
chmod u+s /usr/sbin/kppp
ln -s /usr/sbin/kppp /usr/bin/kppp
 
  


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