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Re: unable to run pppd (was wvdial)

On Fri, Nov 17, 2000 at 09:34:08AM -0500, Marcelo Chiapparini wrote:
> Hi to all!
> On Thu, 16 Nov 2000 10:17:27 -0600, Robert Guthrie wrote:
> >On Thursday 16 November 2000 12:53, Marcelo Chiapparini wrote:
> >
> >> connection. How should I define the right privileges in order to run
> >> wvdial or pon from my personal account?
> >> Thanks in advance!
> >
> >Add your personal account to the "dip" group.  
> >adduser youraccount dip
> I did it, but still I am not able to run pon from my personal account. I
> got the following messages after pon:
> /usr/bin/pon: /usr/sbin/pppd: Permission denied
> /usr/bin/pon: exec:/usr/sbin/pppd: cannot execute: Permission denied
> (remember that my personal account is aready a member of dip)

did you logout after adding yourself to group dip?  group membership
does not take effect until the next login.

to check run `id' or `groups' and see if dip is listed.

> I wonder if it is a matter of privilege. After  ls -l /usr/bin/pon I got
> -rwxr-xr-x  1 root  root 50 Nov 4 19:07 /usr/bin/pon
> and after ls -l /usr/sbin/pppd I got
> -rwxr-x---  1  root  dip  183504  Nov 4 19:07 /usr/sbin/pppd
> Any help will be very welcome. Thanks in advance

yup looks like you need to logout and relogin.  if you already did
that make sure your really a member of group dip, maybe something got
hosed in /etc/group or /etc/gshadow.

Ethan Benson

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