Normal users can't do PPP

Normal users can't do PPP

Post by Erik Hense » Fri, 23 May 1997 04:00:00


I am trying to set up ppp on my linux system. As root, it works ok,
but it doesn't work for normal users. I have made pppd setuid with
chmod a+s pppd. When a user calls ppp-on, the modem dials, connects,
and chat is run.

In the syslog the following messages appear:

 pppd[1308]: pppd 2.2.0 started by erik, uid 500
 ifup-ppp: pppd started for ppp0 on /dev/modem at 115200
 pppd[1308]: Serial connection established.
 pppd[1308]: ioctl(PPPIOCGUNIT): Operation not permitted
 pppd[1308]: ioctl(PPPIOCGDEBUG): Operation not permitted
 pppd[1308]: Exit.

The ppp-on script calls /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifup-ppp ppp0
ppp is configured by the redhat network configurator.
I use linux 2.0.27, pppd 2.2.0f

Erik Hensema


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