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Re: wvdial

Bruce F. writes:
> However, I've found that pppd, for some reason, occasionally changes the
> permissions of the modem device to crw-r----,...

It always does that, for security.  If it exits normally it changes the
permissions back.

> So I've switched to using pon and poff, and I've since had no problems.
> Just run "pppconfig" as route, and forget about wvdial, and you'll be
> happy.

With pon and poff there is no need for the user to be in the dialout group.
He does have to be in the dip group, but you can set that in pppconfig.
John Hasler
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, Wisconsin

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