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 freebsd-services.com> <brian at Awfulhak.org>
Don't _EVER_ lose your sense of humour ! <brian@[uk.]OpenBSD.org>
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