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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).


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