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pon and permissions

> I've got hamm installed, and can use 'pon' to start ppp to hook up to
> the net okay as root, but for the regular user account I made during
> install I can not because I get 'permission denied' errors. I know
> this has to do with permissions, so what do I change and how? I've
> looked for a 'permissions faq' or 'HOWTO' and they don't exist and
> I checked out the Debian Linux User's Guide and they don't really
> explain permissions and what they are all about, just the syntax for
> the commands. I know I can make something '--?--??---' with 'chmod
> ??0', but I have no idea what the '--?-------' means. If you guys
> could tell me which ppp related files need to be set to what, and
> point me to a good document that explains permissions nicely for
> newbies, I would much appreciate it. I'm soooo sick of AOL.

There are two steps:

If you are user pann (I'm sure you're not, but I am), as root,

adduser pann dip

Also as root

chown root.dip /etc/chatscripts/

The first step is a normal procedure, the second is owing to a bug in
earlier versions of the ppp package for hamm, which is now fixed.


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