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Old 11-11-2007, 06:28 AM   #1
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kppp password protection

Env Mandrake 10.1
i' m able to connect to internet with my 56kb modem,using kppp as connetion program...
PRB: editing the file kppprc i can clearly see the connetion passwrod,and this is not good because kppprc is located in the .kde/share/config/ subdirectory of my home main direcotry...
so changing the owner of the file too root and changing permissions does not permit to logon anymore ...
i temporary bypassed the problem digiting any time i connect the password..
i tryed to add username and passwrod
to /etc/ppp/pap-secrets and name to
/etc/ppp/options ,but in this way i'm unable to connect...

any one has tried to implement kppp & pap-secrets ?

thanks in advance

Old 11-11-2007, 09:31 AM   #2
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What you do is set pppd SUID:
# chown root.root /sbin/pppd
# chmod u+s /sbin/pppd
Then you can set your pap-secrets file so only root can read it.
# chmod go-r /etc/ppp/pap-secrets
There is a pretty good explanation HERE.


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