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Old 10-01-2004, 04:41 PM   #1
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Internet Access For Users

I've just switched to Slackware from Mandrake, and it appears slackware is very secure or too secure!

I've just setup my modem a Speedtouch 330 Modem (usb), and i tested the connection as root and it worked, but when i tested it as a ordinary user, i get 404s (urls not found etc, couldn't connect to remote host, etc). I also couldn't browse my Windows Partition as a user, (but i fixed that now with fstab). So i am, asking how the hell do you get internet access for other users other than root?! I am assuming theres probabily 2 solutions, Permissions - is there some sort of file i have to chmod to allow access? Or do i have to add the users into a particular group? I am running Slackware 10.0 (thanks LXF for the Discs )

Any help or suggestions welcome!

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Old 10-01-2004, 10:46 PM   #2
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try chmod 777 on the location of your modem e.g. chmod 777 /dev/ttyUSB0
Old 10-02-2004, 09:43 AM   #3
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I've tried that and it didn't work i also added the user to all the groups, and chmoded some of the other files in the /dev and tried to chmod ppp0 (but theres only ippp0 in /dev), i'm running out of ideas? I've compiled a kernel before do you recon it could solve the problem?
Old 10-02-2004, 03:45 PM   #4
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Make sure that you have nameservers (DNS) listed in your /etc/resolv.conf file. If they are missing, you won't get any DNS resolution. However, you should still be able to ping the raw IP address. If you can't even ping an IP address (host unreachable), you may need to check your routing table to make sure that there is a default entry added.

I'm not convinced that this is the problem, but at least if these things check out, you can rule them out.


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