Re: Must pppd be run by root?
On Wed, 15 May 1996, Rick Macdonald wrote:
> OK. This tells sudo that me and root (also me) can execute anything
> on any machine. Also, everyone can execute pppd. You could of course
> clamp this down to a list of users.
or just have a ppp group and configure sudo to allow users in group ppp
executed /usr/sbin/pppd :-)
yep, your way of doing things will work. I'm not sure if i like it
though...i'll have to think about the security ramifications of adding
several people to the sudo group. It's brainfood anyway.
> The /etc/group entry is just to stop sudo for asking for the password
> a second time.
ah, thanks. useful bit of info :-). i suppose i could have found it in the
man page if i had of looked...
> For minicom, I confess that I must have set the perms to 666!
try mgetty rather than getty. it allows both dialin and dialout on the
same line (and can also receive faxes if you want).