PPP Configuration Problems!
brian at awfulhak.org
Tue Aug 31 21:18:14 BST 1999
Sorry, I was away :-]
You can ``allow users *'' if you wanna let everyone in.
WRT the Operation not permitted bit, is ppp installed properly ?
This error would result if ppp tried to open the tun device as a
normal user :-/ Is there anything ``manual'' being done when
installing ppp ?
> On Sun, Aug 29, 1999 at 06:43:09PM +0100, Andrew Boothman wrote:
> > On 28-Aug-99 Mark Ovens wrote:
> > >> Even with "allow users" in the default section or in an ISP section, even
> > >> though
> > >> it runs fine as root.
> > >>
> > >> If I allow access to a spacific user, using "allow user andrew" I get :
> > >
> > > That's correct. You need to specify the usernames, it's not a global
> > > thing, i.e. allow *these* users, not allow *all* users.
> > Are you sure? I'm sure (although I can't find it now) that the man page says
> > that you can allow access for all users.
> Yes, I read the man page but I think it is mis-leading. The handbook states:
> 126.96.36.199.2. PPP permissions
> ppp must normally be run as user id 0. If however you wish
> to allow ppp to run in server mode as a normal user by
> executing ppp as described below, that user must be given
> permission to run ppp by adding them to the network group
> in /etc/group.
> You will also need to give them access to one or more
> sections of the configuration file using the allow command:
> allow users fred mary
> If this command is used in the default section, it gives
> the specified users access to everything.
> ISTR that when I wanted to run ppp as a non-root user I did the
> same as you (``allow users'') and it didn't work. I asked in
> -questions and I;m sure it was Brian Somers who told me you have
> to list the usernames. I guess you can allow *all* users, as long
> as you list *all* their names ;-)
> > >> "Warning : No available tunnel devices found (Operation not permitted)
> > >> Warning : Bundle_create : No such file or directory"
> > >>
> > >
> > > Have you got an instance of pppalready running? By default only
> > > one tunnel device exists (/dev/tun0) but you need a separate one
> > > for each instance of ppp.
> > No. This is the only PPP running. And /dev/tun0 is present and
> > everything works when logged in as root.
> Hmm. I've just checked the source. The first error is due to the
> call to IDOopen() in bundle_Create() returning EPERM:
> 1 EPERM Operation not permitted. An attempt was made to perform
> an operation limited to processes with appropriate
> privileges or to the owner of a file or other resources.
> so it looks like a permissions problem. The second error comes from
> bundle_Create() returning NULL (due to the first error).
> I have tried to re-create the problem on my system, by removing a
> user from various groups in /etc/group, but I can't.
> I'm using the version of ppp that came on the 3.1 CDs.
> Hopefully Brian will jump in here and bail me out :-)
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