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Re: Must pppd be run by root?

On Fri, 17 May 1996, Scott Barker wrote:

> > How are routing and/or arp table entries for the dial-in ppp user
> > handled?
> I use the 'proxyarp' option, and it seems to work just fine. No need
> to set up routes if the PPP address is on the same subnet as the rest
> of your equipment.

I thought only root could add entries to the arp table?

in fact, i just tried setting an arp entry as 'cas' and got:

SIOCSARP: Operation not permitted

which is exactly what should happen unless pppd is run with sudo or run
setuid root. 

ditto with routes.  only uid root can set routes.


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