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Re: Must pppd be run by root?

On Thu, 16 May 1996, Scott Barker wrote:

> Craig Sanders said:
> > On Tue, 14 May 1996 Dirk.Eddelbuettel@qed.econ.queensu.ca wrote:
> > > 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 faxes?
> The tty's owner gets changed when someone logs in. The owner of the
> tty (who is the person logged in) can then execute pppd to start
> ppp. No problem. This is the setup I use (mgetty and pppd) to allow
> dial-in users to use ppp, with no dial-out access.

How are routing and/or arp table entries for the dial-in ppp user handled?


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