Re: User invocation of pppd (Re: diald & pppd trouble query)
>>>>> "Philip" == Philip Tuckey <email@example.com> writes:
Philip> Malc Arnold <firstname.lastname@example.org> suggested that I use
Philip> sudo to allow selected users to start pppd. I tried it and
Philip> it worked perfectly (thanks).
Philip> However even using sudo was too much effort for me, so I
Philip> did the following:
Why ? Instead of sudo, you could try using super which I've just
started using and find functionally better - has anyone else any
experience with super ?
Philip> Ian Jackson <email@example.com> pointed out that my
Philip> permissions will get messed up again if I update the ppp
Philip> package, and said it would be better for me to leave the
Philip> permissions unchanged, and instead put a suid root
Philip> C-wrapper in /usr/local/bin. Thanks. (Suid shell scripts
Philip> don't work.) I guess this must be easy to do, but I
Philip> haven't tracked down that C textbook I never did finish
Philip> reading, so I'm just living with this problem for
Philip> now. However I think that under this approach the
Philip> ownership and permissions on /etc/ppp/ppp-connect will
Philip> still have to be fixed up.
Thats what sudo and super are for.