Newbie needs help with ppp

Brian Somers brian at freebsd-services.com
Thu Sep 13 15:31:44 BST 2001


> >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. =A0See the man page for more details.
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> You'll also probably need to change the permissions for /usr/sbin/ppp, =
at =

> least I did.

You may have created a security hole.  ppp should be installed 4554 =

root:network so that only root or members of group network can run it.

Instead of changing the permissions on an installed binary, add =

yourself to group network (edit /etc/group, then log off & on).

> 	Cheers,
> 	Ben
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