Re: still can't start ppp, even as root
On Thu, May 21, 1998 at 03:05:24PM -0700, The Gecko wrote:
> On 21-May-98 Shaleh wrote:
> > Check the permissions on the /dev/tty device. This is a LARGE cause of
> > the "ppp support" error. You can also try making your own kernel. PPP
> > is installed setuid so unless you changed anything it should be done.
> > setuid means that the bit is set so that when a program is started it
> > sets its uid (who runs it) to the user who owns it. So if it is a root
> > setuid app it is owned by root and had permission like srwxr-xr-x <--
> > the 's' indicates setuid.
> I know this is just a type but it needs to be cleared...
> setuid is -rwsr-xr-x
Of course, probably a bigger problem is that it was the wrong port,
rather than wrong permissions on pppd.
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