How dial out as user

gabi veneat gabi at
Wed Sep 26 12:16:59 BST 2001

from the ppp man page :)

      ppp is installed as user root and group network, with permissions 04554.
      By default, ppp will not run if the invoking user id is not zero.  This
      may be overridden by using the ``allow users'' command in
      /etc/ppp/ppp.conf.  When running as a normal user, ppp switches to user
      id 0 in order to alter the system routing table, set up system lock files
      and read the ppp configuration files.  All external commands (executed
      via the "shell" or "!bg" commands) are executed as the user id that in-
      voked ppp.  Refer to the `ID0' logging facility if you're interested in
      what exactly is done as user id zero.

> Can anyone point me in the right direction regarding dialing out as 
> user.  I am able to edit and setup ppp.conf as root, but am not able to 
> dial out as user.  It's probably some sort of permissions thing, but I 
> can't find any information in the man pages.  At least none that I can 
> understand.  Any help much appreciated.
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