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Re: User invocation of pppd (Re: diald & pppd trouble query)

>>>>> "Philip" == Philip Tuckey <pat@rs3.univ-fcomte.fr> writes:

    Philip> Malc Arnold <malc@thing.demon.co.uk> 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 <ian@chiark.chu.cam.ac.uk> 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.


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