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Old 01-27-2004, 11:07 PM   #1
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kppp question


I tried setting up a new dialup account using kppp. I used one of the dialog and could not find my country from the list. It said something about upon clicking the 'cancel' button, i will be prompted with the other dialog so I could continue setting up but clicking cancel only closes the kppp config window. How do I reset kppp options ?

I remember on the first screen after clicking on one of the dialog choice, I had the "Do not show this again" box checked, I guess that's why I'm no longer prompted for the alternative setup dialog.

Thanx in advance
 
Old 01-28-2004, 01:28 AM   #2
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To reset

rm -rf ~/.kde/share/apps/kppp

RH9 defaults to requiring the root password to start kppp. If this is how you do it the do the above as root.
 
Old 02-03-2004, 12:32 AM   #3
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Question kppp permission questions

Well, I managed to get kppp up and running - truly a miracle - but I noticed that both the user and group permissions are set to root. This requires having to sign in as root when I want to connect as user plus I really don't want to be on the internet as root. I tried to find a GUI to change permissions but no luck. So just where do I change the permissions? And what permissions do you gurus suggest to launch a connection as user yet keep security high? I'm still really new to all this . . .
 
Old 02-03-2004, 01:11 AM   #4
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Don't change the permissions!

As root edit the file /etc/pam.d/kppp and change
rootok

to
permit
 
Old 02-03-2004, 01:21 AM   #5
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i assume you mean 'PAM_rootok.so' to 'PAM_permit.so'?

thats the only place i saw 'rootok'

I've been having the problem also.

Nathan
 
Old 02-03-2004, 01:31 AM   #6
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Yes that is it
 
Old 02-03-2004, 11:34 AM   #7
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Thanks. I'll give it a try in a bit.
 
Old 02-03-2004, 02:27 PM   #8
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Help! It didn't work

Well, I changed this:

#%PAM-1.0
auth sufficient pam_rootok.so
auth sufficient pam_timestamp.so
auth required pam_stack.so service=system-auth
session optional pam_xauth.so
session optional pam_timestamp.so
account required pam_permit.so

to this:

#%PAM-1.0
auth sufficient pam_permitok.so
auth sufficient pam_timestamp.so
auth required pam_stack.so service=system-auth
session optional pam_xauth.so
session optional pam_timestamp.so
account required pam_permit.so

Yet I'm still being asked to login as root even after a reboot. What did I do incorrectly?
 
Old 02-12-2004, 11:39 PM   #9
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You changed
auth sufficient pam_rootok.so
to
auth sufficient pam_permitok.so

That's wrong. Change it to

auth sufficient pam_permit.so
 
Old 02-13-2004, 11:31 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by darthtux
You changed
auth sufficient pam_rootok.so
to
auth sufficient pam_permitok.so

That's wrong. Change it to

auth sufficient pam_permit.so
Yeah, I figured that out not long after posting and probably should have added the correction to the thread myself. Everything is now up and running. Thanks for responding though - you had to go really far back to find this thread and that's dedication!
 
Old 02-13-2004, 07:22 PM   #11
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intotheunknown,

Thanks, I try to keep up with every thread where I have tried to help. I have just been offline for over a week so it took me some time to respond. Glad it's working for you.
 
  


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