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Sat Sep 20 21:17:40 BST 2008

     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
     invoked ppp.  Refer to the `ID0' logging facility if you're interested in
     what exactly is done as user id zero.

Have you made yourself part of group network and added the requisite 
``allow'' command to your config ?

Brian <brian at>                <brian at>        <brian@[uk.]>
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