I am trying to get PPP configured under Linux Redhat v5.0. When logged
in as the root user I am able to run the scripts ppp-on and connect to
the interner. However I do not really want to connect to the internet
as the root user.
I have created a second user and tired to run the ppp-on script with
the second user. Unfrotunately I got an error message saying that
'this kernal does not have support for PPP'. Meanwhile I had been able
to connect using the root user.
I read somewhere that due to the fact network routing tables are
modified when a PPP conection is established. I decided to assingn my
new user to the group root, ie. one would think this then gave them
all the priviliges of the root user. Unfortunately this still did not
solve the problem and I got the same error message mentioned above.
Can anyone shed some light as to what I am doing wrong?