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Re: Must pppd be run by root?

On Tue, 14 May 1996 Dirk.Eddelbuettel@qed.econ.queensu.ca wrote:

>   > The ppp package should have a 'ppp' group, pppd should be owned by
>   > root.ppp and it should be mode 1750.
> Can we make that "dialout", please? Something already present and used
> by (at least) dip and efax.

I suppose that would do the job, but what if a sysadmin wants to allow users
to dial in using ppp, but NOT allow them to dialout with minicom or send

I'm absolutely certain that I wouldn't want to add users to a dialout
group just to let them dial in with a ppp account.


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