I connect to the net via an external 56k serial modem.
My problem (besides using dialup
) is that a user connects to the internet ok, its just that while connected firefox and other apps refuse to see the connection or load any pages.
Logging out and restarting gnome as root gives me no troubles loading pages in firefox.
Not sure if this is related but I originally could not run ppp-go as a user (non-root) so did the following after reading from a forums search:
to runn commands as root without having to logout and back in use 'sudo'
just type 'sudo /usr/sbin/pppsetup'
However, you'll find that pppsetup will not give permission for users to dial out. You'll have to chmod some files after running pppsetup.
chmod 6755 /usr/sbin/ppp-on, ppp-go, ppp-off, ppp-stop, and pppd
Then chmod 644 /etc/ppp/options and /etc/ppp/pppscript
and chmod 600 /etc/ppp/pap-secrets or (chap-secrets)
This should let users dial out without sudo-ing.
By using chmod 6755 on pppd and co I was able to execute them as a normal user. I then created a link to ppp-go and put it in /usr/local/bin. Starts and connects, problem solved so I thought.
Also just a quick question about the '4digit' chmod 6755 command. I noticed it gave -rwsr-sr-x permissions? What does the 's' stand for?