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Old 06-10-2003, 03:12 PM   #1
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Question Kppp user permissons config

Hi, this is my first post here and hopefully it wont be my last.

I'm currently running Debian 3.0 woody (hard drive install of Knoppix)

My problem is that currently only root can dialup via Kppp, any other user has to open a console, enter the root password and then start Kppp, which is ok for myself. but a little puzzling for my wife. (Plus I'm not keen on my root password being common knowledge)

I've altered the user permissions of Kppp in /usr/bin and also the user permissions of my modem in /dev/ttyS0. this has had the effect of getting the modem to dial out as an ordinary user but then the ppp daemon dies unexpectedly.

I'm wondering if anyone knows how to over come this or If i'm missing an easier method all together.

Also can anyone recommend a program that has a GUI front end for System configuration (I'm used to these from experience with Suse, Red hat and mandrake and I'm finding debian a little hard to manage, though far stabler)


(If theres a thread already dealing with this topic then please redirect me to it and close this one).
Old 06-10-2003, 04:43 PM   #2
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What happens with

apt-get install linuxconf

That is a command line control center you might like. Run it in an x terminal for the gui version

Debian Package Management HOWTO Version 1.1

Last edited by fancypiper; 06-10-2003 at 04:44 PM.


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