udev: chown of /dev/ppp
I checked, that /dev/ppp is set to 600 with owner root:root.
IMO this is not a good idea. IMOI this might be cause a security hole, because
applications, which are using /dev/ppp also must be run as root. I think, for
a normal and unexperienbced user it is no good idea, to let him run as root,
and of course, the other thing is, applications which a normal user is
normally allowed to run, should be run under a dedicated group or owner.
In this case my suggestion is the following:
Normal users, which are allowed to dial out, should be added to group
"dialout" by root. Device /dev/ppp should be set to 660, and owner
As /dev/ppp is created by udev (I hope I am correct here!), udev should set
the permisions corectly by default. I thinbk, this is set by
I suggest, to add these changes in the next version of udev. Doing so as a
standard, it is easy to set all dialout applications, like kppp, umtsmon, gppp
and other similar to execute as group "dialout".
Anyway, I will be pleased, if I could improve debian a little bit with my