Newbie needs help with ppp
brian at freebsd-services.com
Wed Sep 12 22:36:35 BST 2001
> I,ve set up ppp, after numerous attempts, and I can dial out as root from
> /etc/ppp/ by typing the command "ppp" followed by "dial ISP". However I
> can't dial out as user. I know that to access the web as root is
> dangerous. Can someone on this group advise me?
You should be able to add ``allow user fred'' to the necessary
profile in /etc/ppp/ppp.conf and make the user(s) a member of group
network in /etc/group. See the man page for more details.
You need to log out & in to see the results of changing /etc/group.
It's safer to run ppp as a user than to run it as root, but only as
far as direct attacks on the ppp process itself are concerned.
Andy's advice (the other follow-up to your posting) is correct.
> Many thanks.
> Peter James
> P.S. Any Freebsd user in Cornwall?
Brian <brian at freebsd-services.com> <brian at Awfulhak.org>
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