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Old 08-25-2006, 11:56 AM   #1
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How-To Run PPPoE as a user


I have my internet setup and it work like a charm but only when I run pppoe-start as a root. I'd like to be able to start and stop my dsl connection without root access anymore.

I checked all the files of the rp-pppoe package and there's no man. The config doesn't tell me how to do this and I've also failed in finding that information on 3 forums :`(

tkx for trying to help!
Old 08-25-2006, 12:20 PM   #2
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these commands are meant specificaly to be run by root. if you really want others to have access to it, try chmod 777 pppoe-start, or add the users who you want to sudo.
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I have tried tk-pppoe earlier (

You can use that. In that case, it will show more options (configs) if run as a root user or will show basic option (start, stop) if run as a normal user.

Give this a try. May be it can solve your problem



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