Re: Must pppd be run by root?
Richard Kettlewell said:
> The diald package removes all the hassle of starting and shutting down
> network connections over a transient link, incidentally - you might
> like to investuigate that.
But does it handle dynamic IP address assignment nicely? Previous diald
packages didn't, and I don't know if they even can. It's really quite annoying
to start up ftp, have to kill it once the link comes up, and then start it
Instead, I just created a group 'ppp', and did:
chgrp ppp /usr/sbin/pppd
chmod 2750 /usr/sbin/pppd
chgrp -R ppp /etc/ppp
chmod -R o-rwx /etc/ppp
So, users in group 'ppp' can fire up the ppp link.
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