Re: debian-user-digest Digest V101 #267
> Subject: Re: ttyS3 permissions
> Date: 28 Jan 2001 10:29:46 -0600
> From: John Hasler <email@example.com>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Neil Youngman writes:
> > Ouch, that's nasty. Is there a workaround other than adding something to
> > the crontab to fix it?
> In my experience the only time pppd fails to restore the serial port
> permissions these days is when it gets a 'kill -9' or is otherwise
> prevented from cleaning up.
I've never used kill -9 on it. I use wvdial and exit with ^C. For the time being I've
added a script /etc/ppp/ip-down.d/99chmod, which will restore the permissions to 0666.
I'll see if that stops it recurring.