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Old 07-14-2003, 09:49 PM   #1
stanunderhill
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Using KPPP under work account


I'm running RH 8.0 with Gnome. I am using KPPP to dial in to my local ISP via US Robotics modem. Every time I start up KPPP I am asked to enter the root password. I am using the machine as a desktop, so since I am root, the password is not a problem, however, is there a way I can set up permission for my "work" account so I don't have to enter the root password every time?

Also, if you would like to suggest "better" programs, ways, etc... of connecting to my ISP please include refrences with response.

Thanks,
Stan
 
Old 07-14-2003, 10:06 PM   #2
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You probably have general system security set too high, and therefore kppp is required to be root to run. It's not good to connect as root to with dial-up. If someone hacks you, they may be able to do whatever they want to the wnole system.
 
Old 07-14-2003, 10:11 PM   #3
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Any tips on how to solve this problem?
 
Old 07-15-2003, 10:05 PM   #4
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Lower your system security to standard.

Configure Bastille or some other fire-wall to give you any additional protection you need.
 
Old 07-16-2003, 01:31 AM   #5
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wvdial is a good dial in utility. But you will have same problem with that one too. Have to be root to use it.
 
  


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