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Re: udev: chown of /dev/ppp

On Jul 17, "Hans-J. Ullrich" <hans.ullrich@loop.de> wrote:

> Sorry. if I am wrong, I am not very well experienced with the required access 
> rights. The background of my report is, that I tried to start the application 
> "umtsmon" (a dialout application for 3g-modems) as a normal user, and I found 
> no way to start it as no one else as root. The main problem is: It MUST be 
> started as root, as /dev/ppp has to be accessed by root. In other words: If 
> you start umtsmon as user root, everything is working fine, if you start it as 
> a normal user (which should be able to), it crashes because it cannot get 
> access to /dev/ppp.
Maybe this program needs to be modified to use a suid helper or a
daemon which interacts with the hardware.
But I can't see why it would need access to /dev/ppp.


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