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Old 11-18-2003, 03:13 PM   #1
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I had kppp working fine as root. It wouldn't let users use the modem so I typed the following commands.

chmod 640 /etc/ppp/options
chmod 4755 /usr/sbin/pppd

I got those commands off of some forum I can no longer find. They worked the last time I installed slack 9.1 but I tried out VL and came back to slack. Problem is I don't really know exactly what the commands I used do. I know they changed the permissions on the two files but I don't know what the numbers corrispond to. I've also read to add chmod 666 /dev/modem what is the quick way to get this working? The error I get now cannot locate IP for proxy arm. I'm not using a proxy. whats up?
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I've never used Kppp, but I guess that
you're half-way there ... what you did
was give the user and group who own
options the rights to read/write and
read respectively.

If you do a
ls -l /etc/ppp/options
which user/group do you get as owners?

You'll need to be member of that group
to be actually able to use it.

The alternative method would be to start
pppd as a demon with deman-dialing
enabled ... that way the normal user won't
have to bother with kppp, but instead, as
soon as he tries to access any net-ressource,
pppd will (try to) establish a connection.

Old 11-19-2003, 03:43 PM   #3
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thanks for the response. I had it working as root , but after I changed those permissions I got the error I mentioned. btw, I didn't write the correct error, (I was going off memory) went home and tried again and the real error was closer to this:

Cannot determine ethernet address for proxy ARP. I will try the ls -l /etc/ppp/options as soon as I get home. I might also rerun the setup for ppp.


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