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Old 01-02-2005, 12:23 PM   #1
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Change user while keeping DSL up

Hi All,

I think I'm posting in the right forum.

Soon, I will be sharing a ADSL connection. The service will be running through my computer. I will have a wireless router to supply the other computer. My question is, can I change user without interrupting the DSL connection?

I'd login to my user account (joe). Start the connection to my ISP via ADSL. The other computer will be d/l or browsing. If I want to logout of Joe and into root, or another account, how can I prevent the DSL connection from breaking? Do I need to setup a cron job (at root level) or something?

I'm running on SuSE 9.1 Pro

Old 01-03-2005, 10:56 AM   #2
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Why don't you just put the command(s) you need to start your DSL connection at the end of /etc/rc.d/rc.local?

Then (root) will start your DSL connection at boot time, and any user can use it.
Old 01-03-2005, 12:45 PM   #3
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the dsl connection will always be there as long as its on.

However, I think when you log off and switch to root all your programs that you are running will be closed. (am I right?)

also, you might want to su to root through the terminal if you want to do something quick.


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