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Re: Must pppd be run by root?

>>>>> "R" == Richard Kettlewell <richard@elmail.co.uk> writes:

R> pppd has to do various messing around creating network interfaces
R> and so on, so running it as (not root) is a bit of a non-starter.
R> Why do you want it to be able to run it not as root?

Right, pppd really needs to be run as root.  You don't want just any
user killing your net connection.  If you want to let a selected set
of users bring the net connection up and down, check out sudo.  It's
designed for this.


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