Re: Wvdial - How do you surf without being root?
Hmmm... I'm a Debian newbie using wvdial as an ordinary user, so I
wonder about the legitimacy of my method.
I've added my username to the 'dialout' group in '/etc/group'. After you
edit that file, exacute, 'update-passwd'. Then try wvdial as an
I do get some warning at connection time:
--> PPP negotiation detected.
--> Warning: Could not modify /etc/ppp/pap-secrets: Permission denied
--> --> PAP (Password Authentication Protocol) may be flaky.
--> Warning: Could not modify /etc/ppp/chap-secrets: Permission denied
--> --> CHAP (Challenge Handshake) may be flaky.
--> Starting pppd at Fri Mar 23 06:35:28 2001
But the connection works!
Hope this helps,
On Mon, Mar 19, 2001 at 11:30:15AM +0000, Usuario Universo Online (email@example.com) wrote:
> My questions regards the safety of using the wvdial program to log on to
> the ISP and surf.
> Wvdial can only be set to be run as root, isn't that right?
> If it isn't so, how should you set permission to run it without being
> Is this even something we should be worrying about? Is it safe to run
> wvdial as root then surf?
> Help would be greatly appreciated, I'm not quite a total newbie with
> Linux, but I'm not a "techie".
> Thank you.
> Best regards,
> Henry L.
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