ppp and non-root users

ppp and non-root users

Post by Jont Alle » Mon, 23 Dec 1996 04:00:00

Yes it is easy. You must set the suid bit on the ppp script.
Also the IP addresses in /etc/resolve.conf must be set. I dont
know how to make a private version of this file, if different
users need different ip address name resolution. Make sure that
ppp has user or group x set.

I can use ppp as not root when I do these things.
jont allen


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Hi Folks,

Here is the problem.

I have user A and user B (non-root users)

I need for user A to initiate a job as user B. How can this be done?

As you know, I can do this as root. I can start a process from root as
another user in the system (cron jobs come to my mind!) Is there a way
to do this for non-root users? I believe I need to be able to do
something like  as user A
"su - B" without being prompted for password.

Appreciate suggestions in advance.


BTW: I am using AIX 4.3.10

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