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Old 06-26-2008, 08:28 PM   #1
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just can execute kppp via sudo or su in debian etch

Hi, I recently installed kppp and also I configured my ppp conection, but after reboot my system I can't execute kppp from my user-account, I have to user sudo or su, my question is:

what is the way to abel kppp - or my user account- to execute it

I'm in a debian etch box.

thanks a lot
Old 06-27-2008, 03:59 PM   #2
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Here is an explanation of how to allow user to connect to the internet through kppp without using sudo:


Before doing anything, kppp checks if there is a file named /etc/kppp.allow. If such a file exists, ONLY users named in this file are allowed to dial out. This file must be readable by every user (of course NOT writable). Only login names are recognised, thus you cannot use UIDˇs in this file. Hereˇs a short example:

# /etc/kppp.allow
# comment lines like this are ignored,
# as well as empty lines

# I put myself in here :-)

In the example above only the users fred, karl and mweilguni can use kppp to dial out, as well as every user with a UID of 0.

Steve Stites
Old 06-27-2008, 04:08 PM   #3
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Thanks a lot for your help, I will try it

best regards



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