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Old 11-21-2007, 12:20 PM   #1
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Network Device Control only working with root

I successfully installed Fedora 8, and got my internet connection working and all, with just one problem. I use an xDSL connection, and I'd like to disconnect it when not in use.

The problem is that the Network Device Control won't start in any other profile than root. That's a problem for me, because we have several users for the computer. It seems that there is a privilege issue, but how to solve this?

Old 11-21-2007, 11:50 PM   #2
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Do you think its a good idea to allow every one in your network to start/kill the connection as they please? I'd be annoyed if someone killed the connection when I was in the middle of a download or something. Network device control is managed only by root for good reasons.

Anyway, if you're sure this is what you want, you can add all your users to the sudoers list. They can then do a sudo service network start, and it will prompt them for their own password instead of the root password. You can also limit the commands each user is allowed to run. See this brief guide for details.


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