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Old 09-25-2003, 04:19 PM   #1
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cant dial to the internet if not in root :(

hi, can some1 help me? im running slackware and i cant use
the command to dial up to the internet unless im in root
how do i make it so i can dial up from a normal user
account? i dial up using TTYS0. Please help me, thanks Gizm0
Old 09-25-2003, 04:52 PM   #2
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chmod 4755 /usr/sbin/pppd

The number 4 above should setuid the pppd to root when executed by a normal user.
Old 09-26-2003, 04:04 AM   #3
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Originally posted by 320mb
chmod 4755 /usr/sbin/pppd

The number 4 above should setuid the pppd to root when executed by a normal user.
But you forget to say that this is a security hole in your machine. Why not say something like:

Make your self a member of the sudo group (Wheel) and the do something like: sudo <command> or sudo su - and your passwd? This is a much more secure solution then running apps setuid ..

Hope this helps,


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